Worthing, On The Pier c.1955
Photo ref: W147048
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Troops were billeted at the shoreward end pavilion during the Second World War, though it had re-opened to the general public by 1946. A facelift was carried out to this pavilion in 1958, with a £1.1 million renovation scheme taking place in 1979-82. Today the Pavilion Theatre houses dances and concerts, both of the classical and rock music variety.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

A Selection of Memories from Worthing

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Worthing

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My wonderful gentle father Eric Nott was the proprietor of the Cissbury Hotel , I wonder if anyone has special memories of him at Findon and Broadwater ? I remember people saying he had friends in a family that sold fresh flowers at a roundabout in the area ? .
My grandparents lived in a house called Dean Prior from the 1940's through to the late fifties I believe and although I am too young to recall the house I would love to know if there is anyone out there who may have knowledge of the house either directly or indirectly and what it might look like today if it is still standing. I now live in the west coast if Canada but I would love to find out if the lovely old house still ...see more
My Grandparents moved to Worthing in June 1910. They first rented a property called Sunnyside (No 11) in Ladydell Road whilst waiting for the Church Walk houses to be completed. Then they moved into 23 Church Walk and named the house Armadale - you can still make out this name on the gate post although the name has since fallen into disuse and is almost obliterated by paint. They named the house ...see more
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