Sue Nea of the Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery Group reminds people it’s the annual Open Day at Broadwater Cemetery on Saturday May 3rd from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The day will include ‘Unusual Death’ tours.
Sue said: “Please come along and join us. At 11.00 am and 2.00 pm we will have a brand new ‘Unusual Deaths’ tour. Come and hear the stories of some local people who died in Worthing in an unusual way …. a man who was murdered by his son, a young boy crushed by a traction engine, a man who died because his leg was bandaged too tightly & many more.
“ There will also be stands, trails, booklets for sale and refreshments available. Best of all, its free! If you belong to a local family and feel that you may have an ancestor buried in the cemetery, come along with their name and an approximate year of death and, as we will have the cemetery records there on the day, we will be able to look up the grave reference & one of our guides will be able to take you to the grave straightaway.
“With 25,000 graves in the cemetery …. what better way to hear about some of Worthing’s history.”
The Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery is in South Farm Road, Worthing.