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. Download the leaflet.

“Battleaxe” Pat Baring


The plaque is unveiled by Worthing Mayor Paul Baker accompanied by Susan Belton , Worthing Socety Chairman


Pat Baring’s nephew James Thomas and his wife Barbara Ann (far left) , with MP Sir Peter Bottomley, Susan Belton, and the present Mayor Paul Baker and Mayoress


Robert Harris and his wife Stella , current owners of The White House


A large crowd attended the unveiling