The Original Worthing Heritage Walks in Worthing, West Sussex

Victorian Worthing Pier

Worthing Seafront East

The Worthing Seafront East walk will include a lot of social history, including rough music, smuggling and the scandal of Oscar Wilde.

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Historic Worthing Seafront

Worthing Seafront West

During the Worthing Seafront West walk you learn about the notorious 'Worthing Wall' and the Salvation Army riots of 1884, as well as Worthing's seafaring traditions and tragedies.

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Victorian Lyndhurst Road, Worthing

Worthing Old Village

The Worthing Old Village walk will include the history of two of the town's oldest pubs and the dramatic events leading to the death of smuggling leader, William Cowerson in 1832.

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Old Picture Of Thomas A Becket, Tarring

Tarring

Tarring is steeped in history and its high street contains more ancient buildings than any other in Worthing. Here you will learn of a fugitive bishop and a murderous vicar and much more besides.

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Millers Tomb in Highdown, Worthing

Highdown

During the Highdown walk you will learn about smuggling days, folklore and visit the Miller's Tomb. You will also hear about the Stern family and the beautiful chalk gardens they created at Highdown.

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Chris Hare

Chris Hare

Chris was born in Worthing in 1962. He has written several books on the history of the town and Sussex in general. For fourteen years he worked in adult education, both as a tutor and a manager.

He also ran a very popular guided walks programme in the 1990s before moving to Devon for three years.

Today he has his own heritage consultancy firm which he runs with his wife Ann.

These 'Original Worthing Heritage Walks' stem from the Worthing Heritage Trails project which Chris managed from 2012 - 2015.

George Woollard

George Woollard

George is a retired Electrical Engineer having spent 46 years in the Electricity Supply Industry.

He has been married for 46 years and has two daughters and two grandchildren.

Originally from South London his work moved the family to Worthing in 1973.

Since retirement, he has become involved in all sorts of activities including the heritage walks and driving for Guild Care as a volunteer.

Colin Walton

Colin Walton

Colin has lived in Worthing all his life and has a degree in History and Archaeology.

Always having had an interest in the town’s past, he is a collector of local history books.

With a specific interest in Worthing pubs, he is co-author of a website devoted to their history.

Colin Bolton

Colin Bolton

Colin B. has had a lifelong interest in history.

Other hobbies include spending too much money and time at record fairs and treading the boards with amateur theatre with Rustington Players & Lancing Rep.

He also performs local folk and drinking songs as a member of South Downs Folk Singers.