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COMMEMORATIVE  WINDOW  ON  THE  PIER 2016 was a very difficult year for the Worthing Society . Our Chairman David Sumner passed away on 4 May closely followed six days later by our President Dr Geoffrey Godden.
The Committee and members felt that it would be appropriate for a memorial to be featured in the town as a lasting tribute to their devotion to conservation work and Worthing’s heritage. We commissioned a glass memorial window on Worthing Pier as an addition to the Glass Window Gallery. Due to the generosity of our members we covered the cost and the window was produced by local artist Naomi Frances.
It features portraits in glass of David, Geoffrey, Robert Elleray our former President who died before Geoffrey, and Pat Baring, our founder member who was mainly responsible for saving Beach House. The window is entitled ‘Guardians of Our Heritage,’ with the Dome featured in the background. It was installed on the Pier on 13th February  2017.
WORTHING’S  DISTINCTION  IN  BUILDING  AWARDS  -   2016 Go to the above link for details and photographs of the Award winners    
Memorial Unveiling
A large group of members and other invited guests gathered on March 29th 2017 to celebrate the dedication of the window. (see left: - click on picture to enlarge)
    A  BLUE  PLAQUE COMMEMORATING  THE  LIFE  OF  ALMA  COGAN
The plaque at 29 Lansdowne Road, Worthing                  Geoff Bowden from the British Music Hall Society and popular entertainer , Lionel Blair both spoke before the unveiling Susan Belton , Worthing Society Chairman  speaking before the unveiling Lionel Blair unveils the plaque
On the 22nd September 2017 a blue plaque was unveiled at 29 Landsdowne Road, Worthing  to commemorate the life of  Alma Cogan (1932 - 1966), the popular singer and star of stage , radio , records and TV who lived in Worthing in the late 1940s. A selection of pictures taken on the day are displayed below. Click on a picture to enlarge it.
Yolanda Cogan (Alma's niece) , Lionel Blair, and Howard Grey (Alma's cousin)
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