Rediscovering the lost buildings of Worthing

A late 1920s view of the band enclosure, today the Lido. The new band enclosure was built in 19256 to replace the birdcage bandstand that had previously occupied the site. Three years later, the bandstand with the angular roof seen in this photograph was replaced by the circular bandstand that stands inside the Lido today
A late 1920s view of the band enclosure, today the Lido. The new band enclosure was built in 19256 to replace the birdcage bandstand that had previously occupied the site. Three years later, the bandstand with the angular roof seen in this photograph was replaced by the circular bandstand that stands inside the Lido today

A review of Antony Edmonds’s latest book, which offers a fascinating account of the town’s old buildings and the people associated with them over the years.

‘Lost Buildings of Worthing’, published by Amberley, is available now. Antony Edmonds’s previous books are ‘Oscar Wilde’s Scandalous Summer: The 1894 Worthing Holiday and the Aftermath’ (2014), ‘Jane Austen’s Worthing: The Real Sanditon’ (2013) and ‘Worthing: The Postcard Collection’ (2013).

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