THE  WORTHING  SOCIETY Conserving , Preserving, & Safeguarding Our  Heritage Find us on FACEBOOK -> HOME 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)     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. 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 :- Click on a picture to enlarge it. 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 Click on the pictures  to display caption CLICK   ON   PICTURES   TO   ENLARGE BLUE  PLAQUE  DEDICATION TO WW1 SOLDIER ON Monday 4th August 2019 Sergeant Walter Harrold, MM Lifeboat Fact Sheet CLICK   ON   IMAGES  BELOW TO EXPAND AND SHOW CAPTION     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Click on the pictures to enlarge The Plaque is unveiled by Councillor Lionel Harman, Mayor of Worthing , joined by the Mayoress, Councillor Karen Harman Click on following links for:   Order of Service   Visitors  Book    UNVEILING  OF THE PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE SIR FREDERICK and LADY STERN     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On Thursday 12th August  2021, a Presentation by our Chair , Susan Belton, followed by a Celebration Tea were held in the Highdown Restaurant to celebrate the  200th anniversary of the building of Beach House. 30 members of the Worthing Society attended together with the Mayor Lionel Harman and Mayoress Karen Harman. Click on the pictures below to enlarge PRESENTATION  AND  CELEBRATION  TEA  TO COMMEMORATE  THE  200TH ANNIVERSARY OF  BEACH  HOUSE                      Mayor Lionel Harman cuts the Celebration Cake Event  Invitation The  Birthday  Cake The unveiling went very well despite the rain