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STORM   Event (August 2018)
Sue Belton, our Chairman launched the Campaign to upgrade the South Street Conservation Area with an interview by the Worthing Herald and Worthing Borough Council Communications and Media Department. Sue acknowledged the support of both the Town Centre Initiative in supporting the campaign.   Ginny Cassell and her team from the Storm community group cleaning  up the Twitten off Bedford Row. This is part of our campaign to clean up the South Street Conservation Area. A big thank you to Storm! Our Chairman, Susan Belton, painting over graffiti in Bedford Row! (Click on the Pictures to enlarge)
       Glass Panel commemorating St. George’s Church in East Worthing July 2018 marked the 150th Anniversary of the opening of St George's Church in East Worthing.  To commemorate this occasion it was decided, having seen Worthing Society's panel on the Pier, to produce a panel for St George's. The Church is used by local people and local schools so it was decided that Davison C.E. School for Girls should be invited to help with the design. Three girls, with their teacher, produced a symbolic background for the Church, which kept its architectural details along with the flag of Saint George.  The glass panel  was made by Siobhan Jones who also gave advice on the design. The Panel was dedicated on Sunday 15th July 2018 and the Church thanked all the people who had been involved in its design, its construction and had donated towards its cost.
    A  BLUE  PLAQUE COMMEMORATING  THE  LIFE  OF  PAT BARING (Pioneering Local Conservationist)
On the 27th of September 2018 a blue plaque was unveiled at The Old White House , 2 Church Walk , Worthing where she lived from 1963 until her death in 1982. Following the unveiling a reception was held at The Alexandra , 28 Lyndhurst Road. Pat Baring will long be remembered for her fight to preserve many of Worthing’s outstanding architectural gems. She founded The Worthing Civic Society and became its Chairman in 1979. A leaflet has been produced to accompany the unveiling of the plaque. It  provides a complete description of her life and outstanding work. Go to: www.worthingsociety.org.uk/WS_PB_Leaflet.pdf  A selection of pictures taken on the day are displayed below. Click on a picture to enlarge it.
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Splash Point and Lifeboat Memorial Stone clean-up Following concerns expressed by the The Worthing Society over the lack of visibility of the RNLI Memorial Stone from the footpath south of Denton Gardens, the Council set to work to rectify the problem.   Judy Fox, Jo Malandain, Lisa O'Neil from Place and Economy and Chris Curry from the Car Parks Team were joined by Gill Tucker from the Worthing Society.   A few hours of weeding, clearing and some heavy duty pruning of the overgrown Tamarisk trees and the site was transformed revealing the memorial stone in all its glory. Photos before / during / after are shown below :-
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REDEDICATION OF THE LIFEBOAT MEMORIAL STONE    and
UNVEILING OF THE HISTORIC LIFEBOAT INFORMATION BOARD AT THE SPLASH POINT MEMORIAL GARDEN on Sunday 15th September 2019 at 10.30am (Click on the pictures and Order of Service sheet to enlarge)
LAUNCH  OF  THE  NEW  TOWN  TRAIL ON APRIL  1ST 2019                Click here for Town Trail Leaflet
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REDEDICATION AND PLAQUE UNVEILING ON Monday 28th January 2019
BLUE  PLAQUE  DEDICATION TO WW1 SOLDIER ON Monday 4th August 2019
Sergeant Walter Harrold, MM
                                                 Take the following link fo display a Fact Sheet produced in recognition of the                                                   Bravery of Worthing’s Heroic Lifeboatmen 1853 - 1930
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    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On Thursday 8th October 2020,The Mayor unveiled a Blue Plaque to commemorate Sir Frederick and Lady Sybil Stern the creators of Highdown Gardens. The unveiling by Mayor Lionel Harman and Mayoress Karen Harman was organised by The Worthing Society in conjunction with Brunning and Price who own The Highdown Hotel & Restaurant.
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The Plaque is unveiled by Councillor Lionel Harman, Mayor of Worthing , joined by the Mayoress, Councillor Karen Harman
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   UNVEILING  OF THE PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE SIR FREDERICK and LADY STERN
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