Oscar Wilde’s Worthing Summer

Oscar Wilde came to Worthing in July 1894 to escape not just the unpleasantness of London during a heatwave, but also to escape the unpleasant accusations being made against him by the Marquis of Queensbury. Lord Alfred Douglas, Queensbury’s son was Wilde’s lover and although at this stage, the Marquis did not to know the …

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Before The Guildbourne Centre

For those too young to remember, it may seem strange that some of Worthing’s oldest streets and most historic buildings, were demolished in the late 1960s and early 70s and replaced with the Guildbourne Centre. Not even the person with kindest heart or most open mind could possibly describe the Guildbourne Centre as being anything …

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The Best Buildings In Worthing, West Sussex

Worthing has 212 buildings that are protected from demolition or unsanctioned development as they are judged to be of architectural or historical importance. These ‘listings’ have a national status and are legally binding. Those who wilfully damage a listed building face prosecution. Of Worthing’s 212 listed buildings, 196 are deemed to be ‘Grade II’ – …

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The Coast Has The Most

If you are already fortunate enough to live by the sea, you probably already know how the conversation goes with somebody who doesn’t Them: “So, you live by the sea, do you have a boat?” You: “Erm, no actually.” Them: “Oh right, well I bet you go swimming all the time in Summer eh?” You: …

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