Popular local historian Chris Hare visits Worthing Library on Thursday May 29th to give the third talk in an on-going series of early evening events at 6.00 pm. Chris talks on “Riot and Respectability: the Darker Side of Victorian Worthing”.
Following the Worthing Town Improvement Act in 1803, the town developed very quickly. Chris will focus on how attempts to reform the newly emerging seaside were often resisted and even resulted in confrontations between angry mobs and the Police. Throughout the Victorian era Worthing developed a reputation for scandals and demonstrations giving it national attention, and Chris’s talk will bring this to life.
Chris is a regular speaker at Worthing Library and his talks are always popular. The former University lecturer is the author of “Worthing – a history” and other books about the area. Chris manages the Worthing Heritage Alliance (established 2010) and other lottery funded projects. The Alliance aims to bring to life Worthing’s hidden heritage through talks and the popular series of guided walks or heritage trails.
Tickets are £3.00 and include refreshments. To reserve a place, contact Worthing Library.