DVD explores Worthing’s growth from an obscure fishing village to a
thriving borough and fashionable resort for well-to-do Victorians.
It recalls tales of street battles between smugglers and customs
men, and riots when the Salvation Army came to town that reveal a
darker side to the town’s past. It looks into the story of Worthing
Pier and the misfortunes that have befallen it over the years. It
relates Worthing experiences during World War 2, which proved more
traumatic than anyone could have imagined. Broadwater resident C F
Harris kept a diary of daily life in wartime Worthing, and his words
provide a remarkable first-hand account of everyday life on the Home
for the DVD contains many extracts from the archives of the Worthing
Herald, which provide eye-witness accounts of events as they
happened and an intimate insight into life in Worthing in times gone
Howard Ellison. Running time 50 minutes approximately. Produced in
association with Sussex Newspapers.