Worthing, Warnes Hotel 1925

Photo ref: 78821

Memories of Worthing


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)

My parents rented one of these chalets, number 41 I believe, and we used to spend a lot of time down there sitting outside in the sun and walking across to the beach for a swim when it got too warm. We had a calor gas stove and fridge, chairs a table and would regularly have meals down there, and later our first child enjoyed it too.

I remember being taken to the paddling pool for as long as I can remember, we have photos of us enjoying ourselves with my brother & sister. In the 90's used the pool for my own children, I was so sorry to see it go, the summer isn't the same without seeing 100's of children getting lots of pleasure out of water on a (...Read full memory)

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)

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