worthing history


Every Picture Tells A Story-part II
Arundel Castle was in a sorry state before a Duke of Norfolk with a shrewd eye to the future spent a fortune on its renovation and extension in around 1900. This is a rare close-up of the work in progress, which transformed what was little more than an ancient tower keep into the impressive castle we know today.
Victorian sorting office at Worthing Station
In late Victorian years, the Post Office had its own sorting establishment at Worthing station, from which the mails were despatched by hand-cart or pony and trap.
Indian Army visit Worthing WW1
An unexpected sight in Montague Street, Worthing, during World War One. Troops of the Imperial Indian Army who had been injured while fighting on the Western Front in France, were    visiting Worthing for the day from the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, which was turned into an   emergency hospital for the duration.
One of the last horse-drawn stage coaches about to depart from the White Horse at Steyning, in 1900. There has been a White Horse inn here since 1614, but it has been used for many additional purposes – for court hearings, town meetings, as a posting house by stagecoaches and as an excise and revenue office. This frontage was destroyed by fire in 1949.

IT’S a truism that a photograph is worth 1,000 words, sometimes more.

  Sadly, pictures can occupy at least an equal amount of valuable space and, in newspaper terms, despite them often being complementary, it can mean a choice being made between one or the other.