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Useful old photographs research external websites

This page lists a number of external websites that you can use to find old photos and historical documents.


  • Once you are on the external websites listed below the search results may display slowly due to the number of photos being downloaded.
  • Most of the websites below are free to use, but some of them make a charge to fully access the information or use the services they provide for more than basic thumbnail images. Please make sure you read their rules and scales of charges before using their websites.
  • Adur & Worthing Councils do not recommend or endorse the websites listed below, and cannot be held liable for their content or services offered.

External links

  • West Sussex Past local history website with links on to:
    • Search over 5,000 old photos and illustrations in and around West Sussex dating back to the 1640s.
    • Search over 2 million records from 28 heritage databases simultaneously, provided by 14 heritage information organisations, including the County Library Service, County Record Office, museums, societies and universities.
    • Contains over 150,000 photographs and pictures showing West Sussex in the past.

See also our mapping section - which contains many links to external websites with old maps online.

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