Spring is around the corner and the Worthing Society will be launching our new Blue Plaque Heritage Trail leaflet. We very much hope it will be available at outlets in the town for Easter. The revised trail will show the details and location of the more recent Blue Plaque dedications. These include tributes to Worthing’s Olympic swimmer, Angel Barnwell at Splashpoint pool, World War 1 soldier Sergeant Walter Harrold, MM in Montague Place and Ethel ‘Effie’ Methold one of the founders of the ‘Worthing Council for Social Care, ’ now Guild Care. This plaque is located at original premises in Liverpool Terrace. The new leaflet design will complement the ‘It’s Time for Worthing’ trail leaflets issued by the Council. A revised map will be included plus a Membership Form for joining the Worthing Society. We appreciate the support from Worthing Borough Council and some very generous donations from our own members. More information will follow!
The Blue Plaque Trail is a visual, inclusive way of highlighting both the architectural and social history of Worthing for residents and visitors. I would like to acknowledge the valuable work and expertise of our Committee Member Barry Richards and Webmaster who developed the original trail.
Sue Belton, Chairman