This Victorian Photochrom image shows The beach looking west, Worthing 1898. In 1890 the town received its Royal Charter and became the borough of Worthing. A very popular tourist resort for wealthy Victorians, the town expanded rapidly with many day trippers travelling from London. … Continued
Happy days spent on the pebble beaches of Worthing, followed by an afternoon on the pier!
Description Wreckage of Worthing Pier after it was destroyed in a storm in the night of 22-23 March 1913. View taken from far out on the beach at low tide showing twisted girders and other wreckage on the beach, entrance kiosks still standing at the top of the beach, Marine Parade buildings including the Pier Cafe in background.
Weymouth2: Modern print of Edwardian Weymouth beach
The 1871 Bank Holidays Act declared that certain days throughout the year were official holidays (when banks and offices closed). The speed of railway transport now meant that people could quickly travel to the seaside. Coastal towns like Blackpool, Scarborough, Llandudno and Brighton quickly grew into popular holiday resorts.
Worthing seafront - photographer: Robert Bovington http://bovingtonbitsandblogs.blogspot.com.es/ #England #Sussex
The Beach Hotel, Worthing. September 2011. No longer... #jadegoto #landscapearchitect #sussex