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Worthing Pier in Worthing, UK

In February, we spent about a week in Worthing at the FUSE Conference (Festival of Unitarians in the South East, 21-23 February 2020). We extended our visit a few days to take in this iconic English seaside recreation area. We visited the Brighton about twelve miles east along the southern coast of England. (See our Brighton Pier post.)

Worthing is a large seaside town in England, and district with borough status in West Sussex. It is situated at the foot of the South Downs, 10 miles (16 km) west of Brighton, and 18 miles (29 km) east of the county town of Chichester. With an estimated population of about 110,000 and an area of 12.5 square miles, the borough is the second largest component of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation, which makes it part of the 15th most populous urban area in the United Kingdom. Since 2010, northern parts of the borough, including the Worthing Downland Estate, have formed part of the South Downs National Park. In April 2019, the Art Deco Worthing Pier was dubbed the best in Britain.

Modern Worthing has a large service industry, particularly in financial services. It has three theaters and one of Britain's oldest cinemas, the Dome cinema. Writers Oscar Wilde and Harold Pinter lived and worked in the town. -- Wikipedia

We walked along the coast in Worthing one day. We passed the Globe Theater and spent some time on the Worthing Pier, both local landmarks.

Worthing Pier is a public pleasure pier in Worthing, West Sussex, England. Designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson, it was opened on 12 April 1862 and remains open to this day. The pier originally was a simple promenade deck 960 ft long and 15 ft wide. In 1888 the pier was upgraded with the width increased to 30 ft and the pier head increased to 105 ft for a 650-seat pavilion to be built. It is a Grade II listed building structure.

The pier has been named Pier of the Year by the National Piers Society on two occasions, first in 2006 and again in 2019. -- Wikipedia

This video is centered on the photographs we took on our visit to Worthing Pier.

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