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Wartime West Sussex 1939-45


As part of  the project, 24 people were interviewed about their experiences of the war in West Sussex by a team of volunteers. Complete versions of these interviews can be listened to at West Sussex Record Office or Worthing Library.

We have made a selection of over 200 clips and these can be listened to by visiting the pages below, in either themed categories or alphabetically by individuals.

  • Listen to all 24 people in this section with a note of which towns and villages are featured.
  • Choose from: Early Memories, Evacuees, Bombing, Home Life, Military Action, Prisoners of War, Rationing and Women at War.
  • Browse a selection of interviews done for the BBC People's War website, the County Record Office's Home Front Recall Project and Chichester Festival Theatre New Venture's Battle of Britain project.


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Land girls Beattie and Marge Cooper, Plaistow, c1940
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