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Book:Old Theatre, Worthing: The Theatre Royal 1807-1855:1938
Author: Odell, Mary Theresa
Author: Worthing art Development Scheme
Author: Theatre Royal (Worthing)
Year: 1938
Format: Book
Class no: WORTHING792
ISBN: P000916625
Book:Old Theatre, Worthing: The Theatre Royal, 1807-1855:1938
Author: Odell, Editor, Mary T.
Year: 1938
Format: Book
Class no: 792
ISBN: X000916625
Book:More about the Old Theatre, Worthing, Its Plays, Players and Playbills, Its Proprietor and His Playhouses (The Theatre Royal 1807-1855):1945
Author: Odell, Mary Theresa
Author: Worthing art Development Scheme
Author: Theatre Royal (Worthing)
Year: 1945
Format: Book
Class no: WORTHING792
ISBN: P000916617
Hardback:Some Playbills of the Old Theatre, Worthing (Theatre Royal 1807-1855):1953
Author: Odell, Mary Theresa
Author: Worthing art Development Scheme
Author: Old Theatre, Worthing: Playbills
Author: Theatre Royal (Worthing)
Year: 1953
Format: Hardback
Class no: 792WORTHING
ISBN: E300069588, P002080001
Author: Mary Theresa Odell (compiler)
Year: 1938
Format: Other material
Author: D R Elleray
Year: 1977
Format: Other material
Author: Edmonds, Antony
Year: 2016
Format: Other material
ISBN: 978-104456-5707-3
Publication Year: 1978
Media type: Other material
Mr A Whitley was a journalist who worked on the Daily Mirror in the post First World War period, and was the first British journalist to be based in Hollywood. During the First World War he was an officer in the 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment, and knew Edmund Blunden. He initially enlisted with the Seaforth Highlanders, but asked to be transferred to Lowther's Lambs, where he was awarded a commision in 1915. His brother also served with the Regiment. He retired from his role as film critic with the Daily Mirror in 1957.
Mr Whitley was aged 85 at the time of the recording. He was born in London, but after his parents died he came down to stay with his uncle and aunt, Mr & Mrs Cundy, at The Hurdles in Sea Road, East Preston, in 1912. The Cundy family lived for most of the time in Brighton, where they owned jewellery shops, and used The Hurdles as a country home.
Mr Whitley remembers East Preston and Angmering as unspoilt villages, and recollects how many theatre people were attracted to the area during the 1920s and 1930s. He talks of the development that took place during the inter-war period, and of the plans to turn the area into an important holiday resort.
During the First World War, Mr Whitley served with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment, known as Lowther’s Lambs after their commanding officer, Colonel Claude Lowther of Herstmonceux Castle. He fought on the Western Front and was wounded at Passehendaele in 1917. He recalls the dark days in the trenches, and refers to his meeting at Ypres with Edmund Blunden, author of Undertones of War.
The war years interrupted his career as a journalist on the Daily Mirror in Fleet Street. He wrote the gossip column for the paper, and eventually became their theatre and film critic. He was the first British journalist to go out to Hollywood, and on his several visits to the United States, and on his many trips to other countries, he earned the respect and friendship of many of the famous cinema stars of the day. On his retirement in 1957 he was presented with an illuminated address signed by virtually every famous actor and actress then working in Hollywood. He recalls his days as a journalist, and gives his impression of the film industry and its stars in that boom period.
Biographical notes provided by Mr Whitley are included after the following index to the recording.
The recording was made at Mr Whitley’s home in East Preston by a member of staff of the West Sussex Record Office on 7 March 1978.
Cassette – Side One
001 He moved down to East Preston from London to stay with his uncle and aunt at The Hurdles in Sea Road in 1912. The Cundy family. Their business in Brighton and their country home in East Preston. The house and its beautiful garden.
023 Recollections of the village of East Preston before the First World War. The relative inaccessibility of the village in those days.
055 Some of the important families and important houses in East Preston in those days. Sir Maurice Craig, the heart specialist. The house called Kingmere on the sea front at East Preston.
074 The gradual emergence of East Preston and Angmering as a fashionable centre for the theatre people of the period. The house bought by Jack Hylton on the sea front at Kingston Gorse. The founding of the Ham Manor Golf Club at Angmering in 1937. The Crazy Gang and their devotion to golf. The development of the Willowhayne Estate as an exclusive residential area, and the roles played by Herman Aron, John Orton and Clifford Smith. The Thatches, the house of Sir Alan Gordon-Smith, the racing enthusiast, and ‘Fearless Fox’ his horse that won the Goodwood Cup. The initiative of Hollis in building up the image of the area – his encouragement of well-known playwrights and actors, and his production of Shakespearian plays in East Preston. The founding of the Tennis Club and the invitations to Wimbledon players. The importance of the Golf and Tennis Clubs, and the growth of other social clubs, the Blue Peter and the King of Clubs. The parties held by theatre people in the village. The cricket club. Alan Walker, the East Preston spin bowler, who became chairman of Bass-Charrington and president of Thomas Cook and Sons.
178 The opportunities for young people in East Preston and Angmering in the inter-war years. The work on the farms. Training for the professions. The jobs in the shops in Worthing and Rustington.
195 The development of Rustington by Samuel Wickens and his wife in the inter-war years. Their building of houses and fashionable shops. The reaction of the villagers to the development of their community.
228 The influence of individuals such as Hollis and Wickens in the development of the south coast villages between the wars. Their idealistic attempts to create a ‘South Coast Riviera’.
238 The residence of Stanley Holloway, the famous stage and screen star, at East Preston.
243 Anecdote about Earl St. John, the managing director of Pinewood Studios, who purchased a house on the Willowhayne Estate during the Second World War.
265 The beginnings of his career in journalism. His first inclination to become a journalist, and his first job as an office boy with the Daily Mirror before the First World War.
279 The First World War. His wounding at Ypres on 31 July 1917, and his transportation back to England. His hospitalisation at Brighton and his treatment under Colonel Walter McEwan, a Canadian doctor. His training with the R.A.F. at their Scottish Command in Glasgow. The role of the RAF in the latter part of the War. His memories of celebrating Armistice Day in Glasgow. The outbreak of Spanish Flu in the latter stages of the War, and the improvised cure.
387 His return to work in Fleet Street after the War. His job as gossip writer, and his eventual appointment as theatre and film critic on the Daily Mirror. His first trip to Hollywood and his invitation to the seventh birthday party of Shirley Temple. His impressions of Shirley Temple.
403 The Daily Mirror in the early decades of the century. Its appeal to women readers. Cecil King and his foresight in promoting the film world through the paper. His brief to Mr Whitley to go out and meet the film stars. The boost in circulation that the paper received from its recognition of the public interest in the cinema and film people.
471 The competiveness of the newspaper business in the 1920s and its growing involvement in the reporting of the cinema world.
487 Mr Whitley’s own role as a gossip writer, theatre critic and film critic on the Daily Mirror. The arduous nature of the work, and the necessity of reducing his role to that of film critic.
318 The state of the British film industry in the inter-war period.
531 The problem of dressing the film stars in the days of rationing.
550 The major film companies in Hollywood. The Motion Picture Association of America. The address given to Mr Whitley on his retirement. Being chosen to be presented to Queen Elizabeth.
591 The studio system and the contracts to film stars. The high income earned by the stars and the problem of taxation.
606 The lengthy and arduous nature of the trip to Hollywood in the 1930s.
633 Recollections of meetings with Gregory Peck.
687 End of Side One.
Cassette – Side Two
001 Continuation of the anecdotes about Gregory Peck.
012 Recollections of meetings with Claudia Colbert. The help she gave to Mr Whitley’s career as film critic.
048 The importance of the film critic to the careers of the movie stars. The value of good publicity.
064 The idolatry of the film stars by the public during the inter-war era.
073 Mr Whitley’s impressions of film stars as a whole. Anecdotes about Diana Durbin and Elizabeth Taylor.
098 The role of the cinema during the Second World War.
110 The Rank Organisation. Its favour to those actors who remained in England during the War years.
134 Recollections of David Niven. His great appeal to women.
168 The man with the most prized job in Hollywood – teaching the actresses how to kiss for the screen.
180 The First World War. His own reaction to the news of the outbreak of war in 1914. The sense of adventure it inspired in the young men. The fervent desire to enlist in the Army before the war was over. The general belief that the war would be of short duration.
193 The 11th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment. The nickname Lowther’s Lambs after their commanding officer, Colonel Claude Lowther of Herstmonceux Castle.
204 Enlisting first with the 5th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders in 1914. His commission with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Sussex in 1915. Recruitment to Lowther’s Lambs – including men from Chelsea Football Club. The oblivion of the young men to the horrors that were to confront them during the War.
246 His embarkation for France in 1915. The trek across France to the Western Front. Meeting the full horrors of the War at Boesinghe near Ypres in Belgium.
281 Memories of Christmas 1915. Sharing a dug-out at Ypres with Edmund Blunden, the poet and writer, author of Undertones of War. The fighting at Ypres and on the Somme. The battle of Passchendale on 31 July 1917 and the wound to his hand. The use by the Germans of flying bombs containing contaminated metal, and the need for anti-Tetanus injections for the wounded.
329 The routine of trench-warfare. The shifts of four days in the trenches and four days out. The retention of bureaucracy and form-filling even in the trenches. The after-effects of the long days in the trenches.
353 The spirit of the soldiers in the trenches. The excursions into no-mans land. The barbed wire. Going over the top. The unofficial armistice of Christmas Day 1916.
382 The attitude of the British soldiers towards the Germans. The rivalry between the Prussian and Saxon elements in the German army. The occasional instances of fraternisation.
412 Further recollections of Passchendale. The heavy casualties amongst the soldiers of both sides in the front line.
424 Armistice Day 1918. The myth of the war to end wars. The Royal Sussex Regiment – fighting from Flanders to Archangel. The devastation of Belgium and the sufferings of the Belgians.
460 Some thoughts about the Second World War and about those who dodged service in the two Wars.
508 End of recording.
Autobiographical Notes
It was around 1912 that I first visited ,East Preston, being driven in a car numbered CD10 by my uncle Edgar Candy from Preston Park, Brighton, to his country home, The Hurdles, in Sea Road, East Preston. The attraction of the house was the lovely garden which then extended from Vermont Drive to Manor Road, but all this was changed when the district became known and the developer stepped in.
The man who really put this area on the map was William Hollis, who built a club on a brick field site close to the sea which existed until World War Two. Later he built another club, the Blue Peter, which still exists. He also staged a Shakespeare week in August in which youngsters from the Universities played, including Terence Rattigan, and he staged a Tennis week in which Wimbledon stars such as Ryan Satherthwaite played.
In August 1914 I was on holiday from the Daily Mirror and staying at The Hurdles, until I tried to join the Royal Sussex Regiment, only to be told they were well over strength. So when I returned to London I went to Buckingham Palace Recruiting Office and was enlisted in a sister battalion of the London Scottish, the 5th Seaforth Highlanders, and was posted to Bedford where we trained with the Cameron Gordons and other crack Scottish fighters. After a few months I applied for a commission in the recently formed Lowther’s Lambs, so called because they were organised by Colonel Claude Lowther of Hurstmonceux Castle, who in command of the 11th, 12th, and 13th Batallions of the Royal Sussex Regiment, who fought very well in Flanders and finally in Russia.
I served with the 11th Batallion on the Western Front, and spent the Christmas of 1915 in a dug-out of the Ramparts at Ypres. This I shared with Edmund Blunden, author of Undertones of War, He spent Christmas Day in a dug-out writing poems on any odd bits of paper he could find. I gather he joined the Royal Sussex as soon as he left Christs Hospital, and became Brigade Intelligence of the 11th Batallion even though he told his chief, Brigadier General M. L. Hornby,that he was allergic to Brigadiers. The General was a regular soldier and was not happy with the unofficial Christmas Day armistice of 1916, when firing ceased and a German tenor sang O Star of Eve out in the open, was cheered by our men, who sang Sussex by the Sea in return.
I was acting in this capacity when wounded at 3.54 a.m. on 31 July 1917 just after crossing the yes Canal en route for Passchendale. I still remember those brave Sussex yeoman standing up in the trenches at night watching the minnies (flying bombs) fired by the enemy just across the Canal arrive overhead and wonder where they would burst. When I arrived at the base I was asked which hospital I would like to go to in England. I said Brighton, was inoculated for Tetanus, and woke up in Bristol. I was then told that, owing to the heavy casualties, the hospital staffs were unable to cope with visits. This wound prevented me joining the Royal Flying Corps as a pilot. When I left hospital, I was attached to the Royal Air Force as a Staff Captain to Rear-Admiral Cuthbert Cazley in Glasgow and spent part of Armistice Day, with several air force types, driving a tram in Sauciehall Street. On demobilisation I returned to the Daily Mirror and thanks to Mr Cecil King, under whose leadership the circulation rose from 1,800,000 to 5,000,000 I became the first British journalist to visit Hollywood, and, with my wife, attended Shirley Temple’s seventh birthday party at the Fox Film Studios. Although earning about 1 million pounds a year, and the most popular film star in the world she week pocket money allowed her by her astute parents. On my retirement from the Daily Mirror on 31st July 1957, I was presented by Hollywood with an illuminated address signed by every star of that boom era, including Marilyn Monroe.
East Preston has attracted many London people who have become famous since the village station of Angmering could be reached direct instead of having to change at West Worthing. Stage stars including Jack Hylton, the Crazy Gang, Jack Buchannan, Binnie Hale, Bennie Bales, Managing Director of the Rank Organisation, and Earl St. John, head of Pinewood Studios. Stanley Holloway, now aged 87, lives on the seafront next door to Betty Wickens who with her late husband transformed rural Rustington into a first class shopping centre and residential area. She lives in the house from which Sir Alan Gordon Smith won the Goodwood Cup with Fearless Fox, much to the delight of the local race-goers. A prominent member of the old East Preston Cricket Club was the late Sir Alan Walker, who shortly after his retirement as chairman of Bass-Charrington, the brewers, became head of Thomas Cook, and died in his office at their headquarters four days later. He used to travel to London Bridge with me and Sir Henry Barnard. The Divorce Court Judge.
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Kelly, M.A. The Overtype Steam Road Waggon (1971) (L.12,468)
Kelly's, Directory of Chichester, 1964 (L.12,469)
Kendall, S.C. ed. The Sussex County Book (1938) (L.12,470)
Kerr, Diana Rait Hambledon Cricket and The Bat and Ball Inn (1963, 3rd edition) (L.12,471)
Lake, E. Chichester (L.12,473)
Lancaster, Osbert, Drayneflate Revealed (1951) (L.12,472)
Larwood, Jacob, and Hotten, John C. The History of Signboards (1866) (L.12,291)
Launay, André, The Merrydown Book of Country Wines (1968) (L.12,474)
Leconfield, Lady A Petworth Posie (1918) (L.12,475)
Licensed Victuallers Associations and Societies in the County of Sussex Yearbook and Directory, 1964-1983, 1985-1988, 1991-1992 (L.13,426-13,443)
Licensed Victuallers' Central Protection Society Licensed Victuallers' Official Annuals, 1926, 1928 (L.12,478-9)
Licensed Victualler's Gazette Licensed Victuallers' Year Books, 1915, 1917, 1920 (L.12,476-7, 12,480)
Lower, M.A, The History of Sussex, Vols. I and II (1870) (L.12,482-3)
Lucas, E.V., The Hambledon Men (1907) (L.12,484)
Maas, Jeremy, The Victorian Art World in Photographs (1984) (L.12,485)
Mais, S.P.B. Sussex (L.12,486)
Manchester City Art Gallery, William Blake's "Head of the Poets" (L.12,362)
Manorial Research Ltd Royal Armada: 400 Years (1988) (L.12,487)
Marshall, John, Sussex Cricket (1959) (L.12,489)
Masters, John Neve Amusing Reminiscences of Victorian Times and of Today (1921) (L.12,490)
Mate and Sons, Ltd. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Illustrated (1905) (L.12,491)
Maxse, Lady Petworth in Ancient Times (1972) (L.12,493)
Maxse, Hon. Lady, The Story of Fittleworth (1935) (L.12,492)
Mee, Arthur, The King's England: Sussex (1956) (L.12,295)
Meynell, Esther, Sussex (1947) (L.12,294)
Mitchell, Owen The Birds of Selsey Bill (1991) (L.12,579)
Moffrey, R.W. A Century of Oddfellowship (1910) (L.12,495)
Moncreiffe, Iain, and Pottinger, Don, Blood Royal (1956) (L.12,497)
Moncreiffe, Iain, Royal Highness (1982) (L.12,496)
Montgomery, Alan My Goodness! My Porchester! (1984) (L.12,573)
Montgomery, John, West Sussex (1977) (L.12.499)
Montgomery, Alan, Tom Tom the Farmer's son - a rural genius (1987) (L.12,498)
Morley, Robert, Guide to Midhurst and Neighbourhood (1903) (L.12,500)
Morris, Jeff The Story of the Selsey Lifeboats (L.12,501)
Mortlock, Geoffrey, and Williams, Stephen, The Flowing Bowl (1947) (L.12,503)
Mortlock, John, Visitors Guide and Pictorial Map of Chichester (L.12,893)
Murray, John Handbook to the Cathedrals of England, Part II (1861) (L.12,575)
Murrels, Donovan R. Registration Districts of Sussex in 1836 (1994) (L.12,504)
Musgrave, Clifford Arundel Castle (1974) (L.12,572)
Myerscough-Walker, R Innscape Sussex (1967) (L.12,577)
Myerscough-Walker, R. Innscape: A Graded Guide to Hotels, Inns, Restaurants, Clubs in or near West Sussex (1968) (L.12,574)
National Geographic Society National Geographic, August 1966 (L.12,413)
National Trust Batemans' Park Mill (L.12,578)
National Trust Batemans' Sussex (L.12,576)
National Trust Uppark (1979) (L.12,505)
Oakley, Russell, The Smugglers of Chistchurch, Bournheath and the New Forest (1945) (L.12,506)
Olby, A., and Son Ltd. Olbys of Bognor Regis 1878-1978 (1978) (L.12,841)
Osborne, Derek Nine Days Wonder: A Mullett's Notebook (1981) (L.12,508, 12,509)
Oswald Arthur Firle Place, Sussex (1972) (L.12,510)
Pagden, Florence History of Alfriston (1895) (L.12,511)
Pailthorpe, Richard and Holt, Janet Why Did They Call me Archibald? (1993) (L.13,169)
Pallant House Gallery, Heroes of the Turf (L.12,358)
Pallant House Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1871-1906), John Buxton Knight (1842-1902) (1988) (L.12,332)
Parry, Ann The Carylls of Harting: A Study of Loyalty (1976) (L.12,921)
Parry, David English Horse Drawn Vehicles (1979) (L.12,512)
Parry, J.D Parry's The Coast of Sussex (1970) (L.12,513)
Payne, H.A. Past and Present, The Magazine of the Brighton Grammar School, E.J. Marshall Memorial Number. (Dec. 1900) (L.12,488)
The Peacehaven Post, Vols II-III, 1922-1923
Porter, E.G. Sussex River Authority Guide to Use of Boats on Sussex Rivers
Portsmouth City Museums, Paintings Drawings and Sculpture (1981) (L.12,582)
Potter's Museum Guide Book and History of Potter's Museum (6th edition) (L.12,581)
Potters Museum Potter's Museum of Curiosity (1977) (L.12,426)
Price, Alfred, Battle of Britain: The Hardest Day (1979) (L.12,515)
Price, Bernard, Explore Chichester (L.12,405)
Price, Bernard, Chichester - The Historic City and Countryside (1975) (L.12,894)
Price, Bernard, Changing Chichester (1982) (L.12,897)
Price, Bernard, Bygone Chichester (1975) (L.12,895)
Price, Bernard, Chichester: The Valiant Years (1978) (L.12,896)
R. Harris, ed. Weald and Downland Open Air Museum Guidebook (1982) (L.12,422)
Rankin, Stanley, J The Centenary of Chichester Bowling Club 1881-1981 (1980) (L.12,516)
Ratcliffe, Richard A History of Apuldram (1986) (L.12,839)
Ratcliffe, Richard The Story of Boxgrove Priory (L.12,517)
Richards, John Stagecoach (1976) (L.12,582)
Richardson, A.E. and Eberlein, H.D. The English Inn Past and Present (L.12,519)
Rigold, S.E. Bayham Abbey (1974) (L.12,373)
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 1992 (L.12,414)
Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museums Paintings and Drawings Concise Catalogue (1982) (L.12,520)
Saunders, Andy R.A.F. Tangmere in Old Photographs (1992) (L.12,926)
Sharpe, John, Genealogical Peerage of The British Empire, vols I and II (L.12,298)
Shaw, Michael, Twice Vertical (1971) (L.12,924)
Sherriff, R.C. The Fortnight in September (1931) (L.12,521)
Siebert, W.F. Antique Furniture (1950) (L.12,522)
Smail, Henfrey, Worthing Pageant: Coaching Times and After (1948) (L.12,523)
Smith, Keith and Janet Witterings Then and Now: East Wittering, Bracklesham, Earnley (1985) (L.12,526)
Smith, Keith and Janet Witterings Then and Now: West Wittering (1985) (L.12,524)
Smith, R.M., ed. Alka-Seltzer Guide to the Pubs of Sussex (1974) (L.12,580)
Society of Sussex Downsmen 64th Annual Report and Balance Sheet (1987) (L.12,528)
South Easton Magazines, Sussex Yesterdays, nos. 1-3
Southampton Art, Gallery Landscapes: an Anthology from Southampton Art Gallery (1979) (L.12,529)
Southern Publishing Illustrated Guide to West Sussex (1953) (L.12,842)
The Sportsman, June and December 1838, 1856 (L.12,518)
The Sporting Magazine, May 1863, April 1862
St. Clair, J. Old Chichester Lodges (1927) (L.12,533)
St. James Church Guide, St. James Church, Piccadilly (L.12,423)
Staines, Rev. E. Noel Dear Amberley (L.12,425)
Star Publishing Inns and Innkeepers (L.12,437)
Stawell, R. Motoring in Sussex & Kent (1930) (L.12,532)
Stawell, R. Motoring in Sussex & Kent (1930) (L.12,531)
Stevens, Rev. W.R.W, Memorials of the South Saxon See and Cathedral Church of Chichester (1876) (L.12,534)
Stewart, Brian, and Cutten M.J. The Shayer Family (1981) (L.12,369)
The Strad, Vol XLIII, no. 511 (Nov. 1932)
Sussex Archaeological Society Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol 90 (1952) (Lib. 12,539)
Sussex Archaeological Society Sussex Churches: The Sharpe Collection of watercolours and drawings 1797-1809 mainly by Henry Petrie F.S.A. (1797) (Lib. 12,540)
Sussex Archaeological Society, Sussex Notes and Queries, Vol VI, nos. 1,3 and 5 (1936) (L.12,536
Sussex County Magazine, Vol 10, nos. 9-10, Vol 13 no.6 (1936, 1939) (L.12,314-12,316)
Sussex County Magazine, Vols 1-21
Sussex Life, March 1988 (Lib. 12,326; 12,327)
Sussex Prisoners Aid Society Reports, year ending December 31st 1941 and 1944 (L.4146; 4147)
Sussex Society of Licensed Victuallers and Friendly Association Handbook and Pub Guide 1993/4 (L.13,134)
Tangmere Museum Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (L.12,923)
The Morris Ring The Morris Tradition (1985) (L.12,502)
Thompson, H.J.F. The Littlehampton Story, No. 3. The Picturemakers (1981) (L.12,542)
Timbs, John, Clubs and Club Life in London (1872) (L.12,543)
Tomlin, G.A. Pubs [typescript, derived from E.P. Harrison, One Thousand and One Inns and Taverns in Great Britain and Ireland, 1898] (1904) (L.12,433)
Tomlin, G.A., Pubs: a collection of Hotel, Inn and Tavern signs in Great Britain and Ireland (1922) (L.12,544)
Toynbees Nurseries General Nursery Catalogue, 1968-9 (L.12,545)
Tramp, The The South Downs (L.12,546)
Tristram, W. Outram, Coaching Days and Coaching Ways (1931) (L.12,547)
Trotter, Torrens, Cowdray: its early History (1922) (L.12,548)
Tungate, Mike The Sussex Brewery (L.13,135)
Vine, P.A.L, West Sussex Waterways (1985) (L.12,550)
Walbrook H.M. A Hundred Years of the Royal York, Brighton (1919) (L.12,551)
Wales, Tony, A Sussex Garland (1979) (L.12,552)
Walkerley, Rodney, C. Sussex Pubs (1966) (L.12,555)
Ward, Lock & Co. Littlehampton Pictorial and Descriptive Guide (L.12,555)
Ward, Lock & Co. Chichester - Pictorial and Descriptive Guide (L.12,554)
Ward, Lock & Co. Bognor - Pictorial and Descriptive Guide (L.12,555)
Ward, Lock & Co. Chichester - Pictorial and Descriptive Guide (L.12,556)
Waylen, James, The House of Cromwell (1897) (L.12,557)
Wells, H.G. Experiment in Autobiography (1934) (L.12,559)
Wells, Richard Goodwood (1931) (L.12,560)
West Sussex Gazette Sussex County Handbook (1913) (L.12,561)
Whitechurch, Victor L. Downland Echoes (1926) (L.12,562)
Widdows, Robert, Then Came Pictures (1973) (L.12,400)
Wilcon Homes Herald Gate, Barnham (L.12,438)
Wild, Roland, Southshire Pilgrimage (1939) (L.12,563)
Wilson, David Westhampnett From the Ice Age to the Romans (1992) (L .12,564)
Winbolt, S.E. With a spade on Stane Street (1936) (L.12,565)
Wolters, Neb Bungalow Town Theatre and Film Colony (1985) (L.12,922)
Woodford, Cecile, Portrait of Sussex (1972) (L.12,566)
Wright, Geoffrey, C. Discovering Epitaphs (1972) (L.12,567)
WSCC Chichester: City Centre Proposals (1965) (L.12,424)
WSCC Chichester Pedestrian Precinct (L.12,899)
Wurtele, Fred C. The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Quebec (1891) (L.12,568)
Wymer, Norman, Companion into Sussex (1950) (L.12,569)
Yapton Church Yapton and its Church (1964) (L.12,589)
Young, Derek Gerard Young (Lecture to Bognor Regis History Society 1982), (L.12,570)
Young, Gerard, A Cottage in the Fields (L.12,590)
Young, Gerard, Chronicle of a Country Cottage (L.12,588)
Young, Gerard, Come into the Country (1943) (L.12,586)
Young, Gerard, Down Hoe Lane (1950) (L.12,571)
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A note received with these deeds read "Old deeds relating to Worthing Central Area - now Guildbourne Centre. Land now registered. Records Officers, 23/3/73". They all relate to a very small area, viz. Ann Street, Market Street, Cook's Row, the High Street immediately adjoining, and the houses in South Place beside the old Town Hall, and they include deeds of the former County Police Station, Market House and Theatre Royal. The deeds bear stamped Corporation references, and many bear inset plans
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