West Sussex Unwrapped 2021

Following on from the success of last year’s West Sussex Unwrapped ’20, each month we at Screen Archive South East will be providing a selection of fascinating historical films, available to view online for free, that will complement our partner, the West Sussex Record Office’s blog.

This series features:

  • a Royal visit to Crawley in 1958;
  • Women’s Suffrage in West Sussex;
  • a new, computer designed, school in Eastergate in 1970;
  • a glimpse of life at a real ‘Downton Abbey’ at Warnham Court, near Horsham;
  • Scouts, picnickers and ramblers enjoying the majesty of the South Downs;
  • Hurstpierpoint’s famous St Lawrence Fair – dating back to the 14th century;
  • Shoreham Harbour at work in the 1960s,
  • and a visit to the cinema in Haywards Heath – 1920s style.

Next week we will look at the West Sussex town of Crawley – or as it was known for many years until recently – Crawley New Town. Here you will see a thought-provoking mix of films, photos and remarkable documents that trace the town’s post-war story.  Visit the West Sussex Record Office’s blog.   and follow us on Facebook @screenarchive