Victorian Worthing talk at the library

Victorian Worthing talk at the library


Victorian Worthing and the steam railway in West Sussex showcase at the town’s library in a series of free lunchtime talks from September.

The lectures in Worthing Central Library, held from 12.10pm until 12.50pm on the first Tuesday of each month, are led by experts from across West Sussex.

They start on September 3rd with an in-depth look at family history by Jane Dore, who recently appeared on hit BBC show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

The Information Librarian, who also works at the West Sussex Record Office, will be talking about her experiences of working with actor Martin Freeman and other people.

The sessions continue on October 1st with a talk on Worthing in the Victorian era, as well as how steam trains helped shape West Sussex on  November 5th.

Best-selling crime author Stella Whitelaw will then visit the branch on December 3rd to speak about becoming a published writer.

Lionel Barnard, County Council Cabinet Member for Residents Services, said:  “These new lunchtime lectures are a great chance to hear from expert historians and writers on topical subjects.

“They are aimed at people of all ages looking to do something different during their breaks.

“The sessions are free to attend and take place in Worthing Library’s newly-refurbished lecture theatre.”

To find out more phone the branch on: 01903 704809, or visit the library in Richmond Road in person.

Alternatively go to the County Council’s website

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