The next tour at Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery in South Farm Road takes place at 11.00 am on Saturday June 6th. The theme of this brand new tour is ‘Transport in Worthing’.
The tour tells the stories of some of our townspeople who were involved in Worthing’s transport. In the first half of the 1800’s, the main form of transport out of Worthing was by coach. In 1806 a coach journey to London took up to 7 hours and the fare was £1.00. Travel around Worthing was made possible by the fly cab drivers. Both coachmen and fly cabmen are buried in the cemetery.
By the middle of 1800’s, the railway had arrived in Worthing, the tour will visit the grave of Alfred Chapman, Station Master at Worthing from 1884-1907. Hear his story alongside others who worked at Worthing station.
Also featured will be some of the local townsfolk who were connected with Worthing’s first motor buses & coaches and the owner of the first motor car to arrive in Worthing in 1896.
The tour lasts approximately an hour and is just a gentle stroll around the cemetery listening to the interesting stories told by the guide.
The tour is free of charge and there is no need to book; meet by the chapels inside the cemetery’s main entrance just prior to 11.00 am.
Refreshments including tea, coffee, squash and biscuits will also be available free of charge. A small donation towards the Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery’s funds would be most welcome.