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A series of talks will explore a record office’s documents that date from 780AD to the present day.

People are being invited to the office in Chichester.

The programme begins on November 25 with Christmas in the Archives, an illustrated talk revealing how past generations in West Sussex celebrated the festive season.

On January 27 there will be a talk on the Graylingwell War Hospital in Chichester where sick and wounded soldiers were nursed during the First World War.

On March 31, Rachel Salter, from West Sussex County Council, will give a talk on the Historic Environment Record, a database containing more than 20,000 records relating to the archaeology, historic buildings and ancient landscapes of the county.

Finally, on April 28, guest speaker Richard Plowman will give a talk on the life and times of Admiral Sir George Murray, who served as Captain of Nelson’s fleet and Mayor of Chichester.

To book contact the record office on 01243 753602 or visit Orchard Street, Chichester.