Map Project briefing for volunteers:


Each of the galleries will be allocated to you so we don’t over-lap. You’ll find the galleries in the menu under Photos. You’ll also see the Marlipins/SAS catalogue.

This is what the public facing map will look like:

And here is the link to the Galleries.

Criteria for not adding photos to map:

Location not identifiable
Interior scenes
Many images of the same view – Churches, Bridges ect. Select those that are unique or historically significant
Ships at sea or docked
Group of people rather than location

NB If it is a location that you don’t recognise, create the pin and place it in the sea! We can then go through all unidentified pins and try and place them later.

Also if you can, add the description.

Also choose a succinct title to differentiate from others – rather than location.

I am no longer using the big blue M icon to denote multiple images under one button. I am now suggesting we append the title with a small “m” to denote multiple images.

Marlipins Gallery 17 (Aerial Photographs)

Marlipins Gallery 17 (Aerial Photographs)

A gallery of Aerial images from the Sussex Archaeological Society’s Collection held at the Marlipins Museum in Shoreham.   Should you require copies of any particular images these are available on request from

Expand the image by clicking the thumbnail. To see the thumbnail image in full screen, Control+click, and then zoom.

Gill Wright – the ferryman saved my life!

Shoreham Beach resident Gill Wright kindly allowed us to record some of her memories of when she lived in “Town” (West Street) and then when her parents moved to the “Posh part” (Old Fort Road). The lack of transport to Southwick from the east end of the Beach at the time, was resolved when a friend introduced her to “The Ferryman”.

Recorded in interview with Mike Riddiford in 2022. The recording is around 14 minutes.

Gill Wright

Bill Gebbett – a life with bees

Long time Shoreham resident Bill Gebbett kindly allowed us to record some of his reminiscences from a diverse life in Sussex ranging from his exploits on the farm at Holmbush, driving tractors at 12 years old, becoming a bee expert, amateur film-making, and earning his living as a roofing contractor. Recorded in interview with Mike Riddiford in 2022. The recording is around 47 minutes.

Bill Gebbett the master of bees, in Southwick age 20

Marlipins Galleries 1 to 17

All Marlipins Galleries 1 to 17

In partnership with the Sussex Archaeological Society the following images were one of the first collections to be displayed on our community website and is certainly the most significant. It contains the large majority of the Marlipins Museum Collection originally scanned in 2004 to which further cooperation with the Museum has enabled us to scan and add many more of their unique images.

Search using CMD+F  to search the text captions on this page. 
Search using the search page in the top menu. 
Search the Marlipins/SBS selected image catalogue 
Search using the Photo Location Map
Note: This page is all 17 of the Marlipins galleries and so the 1000+ thumbnail images on this page will take time to load on the page, and will load in the background as you scroll and browse.
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Sussex Archaeological Society Photo Archive no. 1

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