The Unimportance of being Worthing.

Why Worthing? Well, we had the foggy notion that Worthing may still be steeped in Victorian splendour as it once was, or at least have a faint whiff of that period. Sadly we were mistaken. Aside from some beautiful 19th century buildings scattered through the town and the old pier, Worthing has given up!

Oscar Wilde wrote the Importance of Being Earnest in Worthing as he ‘summered’ with his family in 1894. Now a far cry from Oscar’s Worthing, the disdain and disapproval on Roger’s face speaks volumes. However, the Pavilion theatre on the sea front at the start of the pier is worth checking out. A grand peice of 1920s seaside architecture that Jonathan Meades would go gaga over. It is very pretty. Oh and Worthing has it’s own Symphony Orchestra……imagine.



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