Every town and village has a secret or two tucked away; Worthing is exception. This popular Sussex seaside resort on the south coast is an eclectic mix of Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian architecture, with a splash of art deco and a smattering of medieval if you kw where to look. Local history books are an invaluable source of information, charting the development of a town, but there are some oddities and curiosities that lack explanation or merit few words. It is these that James and Colin have set themselves the task of investigating. Few will realise that they are walking in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde or Jane Austen, both of whom were short-term residents of Worthing. Within these pages you'll discover stories of places, people and objects. Join us as we discover those secrets often hidden in plain view.
James Henry is an established fiction author who also has an interest in local history. Teaming up with Colin Walton, they set about researching the history of their local pubs and hostelries dating back to the sixteenth century. It was inevitable that along the way they would accumulate a wealth of knowledge on their home town. Colin Walton is a born and bred Worthingite with a lifelong interest in history, having graduated with a BA (Hons) in the subject in 1996. He is co-researcher on the worthingpubhistory.com history site, and Worthing, The Curmudgeons Guide with James Henry. With a passion for the history of Worthing he is a tour guide for the National Lottery funded Worthing Heritage Alliance.