Rediscovering Regency Worthing -
In 2012 WSAS purchased a small map of Worthing on behalf of the Record Office. It depicted Worthing around 1830. During the previous 50 years Worthing had grown from an obscure fishing hamlet into a fashionable seaside resort visited by Royalty and writers such as Jane Austen, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Although many of the buildings shown on this map have since disappeared, a surprising number still remain, though often hidden away or merely overlooked.
On this walk we will look at some of these surviving buildings, talk about the early development of the town and some of the characters who helped it to grow and who visited it in its early years.
The walk is about 1 ½ miles long and is all on the level. It will last about 2 hours.
Meet outside Worthing Pier Pavilion, Marine Parade BN11 3PX at 1.45 for 2.00 start.
Maximum Number 20.