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Sussex Photographic Memories

Sussex Photographic Memories

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Caption for Worthing, The Beach 1925: Between the wars, Worthing lost its wonderful town hall and theatre. The shopping streets were modernised, but parts survived into modern times, when older buildings are more appreciated; however, the suburbs and absorbed villages make the effort of getting into the town centre a dispiriting one. The crowd are watching an event from the beach and the pier. The first 1862 pier had been rebuilt in 1889, and again in 1914 when disastrous storms turned the South Pavilion into an island.

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Memories of Worthing

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 (...Read full memory)

1871 onwards. While researching my family history I have stumbled across an ancestor who was the daughter of the landlord (then known as a Beer Retailer) of the Hare and Hounds which in 1871 was known as The Hare and Hounds Inn. At the time it was being run by the BODLE family, linked to my ancestors by marrying into (...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)

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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