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12 July 2009
Having just moved to Worthing I found this book very interesting, as it fills in the background of my new home town with some intriguing glimpses into the past.

Starting around 1803, when Worthing first became a town, the book outlines some of the people who lived in Worthing over the past 200 years, from the fearsome "Bonfire Boys" (the equivalent of today's 'hoodies'), to the smugglers and other dubious "coves", and the Typhoid epidemic that closed the town.

Various other people come and go - including Oscar Wilde who wrote "the Importance of Being Earnest" whilst living in the town (and included "Mr Worthing" as one of its characters).

I would also recommend Sally White's "Worting Past" which goes back to pre-historic Worthing and is a useful addition to Worthing's history.
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