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Share your Jubilee photographs

You can become a part of West Sussex’s long and distinguished history.

The County Council’s Record Office is holding a competition to find the best photographs from this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

They will use a selection of pictures to help create a special archive documenting how the county has celebrated landmark events throughout the years, with the finest entries being displayed at the Chichester-based office.

There will also be a prize for the best entry.

Susan Millard, Archivist at West Sussex Record Office, said: “We have a wonderful collection of photographs and pictures commemorating past celebrations.

“These include images from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and King George V’s Silver Jubilee (1935), as well as past jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II.

“It would be lovely to be able to add memories from this year’s festivities to our collection, with the aim of building an archive that illustrates how West Sussex has celebrated Jubilees and Coronations through history.”

The closing date for the competition is Saturday, June 30.

Lionel Barnard, Deputy Leader of West Sussex County Council, who is responsible for Libraries and the Record Office, said: “We saw an extraordinary number of events taking place across the county to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

“This collection of images at the Record Office will ensure future generations will be able to look back at this year’s festivities and share our memories of a remarkable occasion.”

Hard copies of photographs should be sent to West Sussex Record Office, Orchard Street, Chichester, PO16 1RN or emailed to records.office@westsussex.goc.uk

Entries should include details of the event, as well as the photographer’s name and contact details with your entry.

For more information, contact the Record Office on 01243 753602, email records.office@westsussex.gov.uk or visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/recordoffice