County archivist

THE decision to ‘airbrush out of history’ the honoured title of ‘County Archivist’ is more than a retrograde step in West Sussex County Council’s chequered history (‘Archivist title goes’, WSG Letters, July 13) - it is a dangerous step.

Future history may well judge such ill-judged, politically-motivated, short-term decisions - by ‘here-today-gone-tomorrow’ politicians - with extreme severity.

Richard W. Symonds

The Ifield Society