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Caption for Worthing, Marine Parade 1890: The architecture captured in late Victorian and early Edwardian photographs often provides an indication of the resort's origins. In 1890, visitors looking westwards from Worthing's pier would have seen terraces of Georgian lodging houses interspersed with a few newly erected Victorian buildings, such as the Clear View Hotel shown on the right.

Memories of Worthing

I very much enjoyed a short holiday at The Beach Hotel on Worthing seafront in 1976, it was very grand back then, marvellous food and excellent service and a short walk from the wonderful Roberts Wine Lodge and the pier. Sadly this hotel has now been demolished and replaced with a Premier Inn

In about 1935, when I was 5 years old, my Grandfather used to take us all on gentle rides into the South Downs from his home at 11 Gaisford Road in his circa 1930 Hillman Minx. The beloved Minx was not turbo-charged and could probably manage to reach 50mph downhill following a scintillating acceleration to (...Read full memory)

My first paid job was working at the Boating Pool in 1956 or 1957 for the three weeks of the spring school holiday. There were two adults, the boss whose name I've long forgotten and an older man as his deputy whose name I've never forgotten - Mr Press, who at some time had been a press photographer. I managed to (...Read full memory)

I was born in the war years in Broadwater, we moved to Goring when I was 2 years old. I grew up in open fields and smallholdings and nurseries. I remember going down to the beach and playing on what is now the Greensward, then it was streams and ponds, tall tussock grass and full of wild life. I used to wade in the ponds to (...Read full memory)

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