Our team of volunteers have been searching local newspapers, starting with the Worthing Gazette 1909-1919: one of eleven local newspapers available as searchable pdfs in all 36 West Sussex Libraries and West Sussex Record Office.They have been looking for stories about local suffrage organisations, and significant figures in the suffrage movement such as Ellen Chapman, the first female mayor of Worthing, and Rustington residents Lady Maud Parry and her husband Sir Hubert Parry, who wrote the music to William Blake’s February 1918, the chair congratulated the members of the Society upon the decision of Parliament to at last extend the franchise to women.What makes it all the more enjoyable is the fact that Miss Hartley travelled around England on her bicycle, speaking to local characters and gathering together all this local history that is considered lost now.I would consider her one of those wonderful people who take the time to record and gather local history, much like the researchers we have in the Record Office.You're here to "get it on", so we offer you thousands of naughty members who are also seeking steamy casual encounters! Though this one would seem like a story you only get to see in the movies, the reality is that lots of people these days are already engaging in sex buddy relationships.But really, there's nothing wrong with having sex buddies.Chairing the meeting, Lady Maud Parry argued that although some people may say there was nothing else to do, they were only just beginning.Lady Parry confidently anticipated that women would use their vote .
The behaviour of the women in the War area has, I think, won over five million fighting men to the future championship of the rights of women; it has laid the foundation of a lasting partnership between the sexes.” activism, archives, heritage, history, Lady Maud Parry, libraries, littlehampton, Millicant Fawcett, NUWSS, records, Red Cross, suffrage, suffragette, sussex, west sussex, Women's rights, Worthing, WSPU, ww1 In the countdown to my departure from the Record Office, I have been busying myself with cataloguing lots of small accessions, in an attempt to ‘do my bit’ and decrease the ever-growing list of archives that are deposited at the Record Office every year.
Food in England is a rather large but very cosy book, one that you could curl up on a Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea, and read all about old English recipes, foods and culinary customs.
Accompanying the text are her own illustrations, and to my delight, one of her drawings even feature in one of the letters, a pair of oxen horns (typically Dorothy, I think).
It is thanks to these people that we have such a wealth of history at our fingertips and that we know so much about the past, particularly information which would otherwise have been lost and never known about.
For those who wish to find out more about Dorothy Hartley, obtain one of her books, visit the Record Office to see these letters, or perhaps go and indulge in seeing Dorothy’s very own archive, which is housed at the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading.