Worthing’s Heritage Lottery-funded Heritage Trails project has launched three new trails – Tarring, Broadwater, and Broadwater Cemetery.
The Tarring trail was launched on St. George’s Day, at the George and Dragon at Tarring.
Widely believed to be Worthing’s oldest pub, the George and Dragon was an ideal location to launch the new trail leaflet. The Tarring trail celebrates all the rich history of this ancient village, including the Bishop’s Palace, Tarring High Street, and the Tarring Folly.
The Broadwater Parish and Broadwater Cemetery trails were launched on May Day at the Cricketers, by Broadwater Green.
Project manager, Chris Hare explained that Broadwater once celebrated May Day with the parading of May Garlands around the village by local children.
Chris paid tribute to all the hard work and research put into the new trails and singled out Barrie Keech and the Friends of Broadwater Cemetery for their contributions. Debra Hillman, chairman of the Friends, led a guided walk around Broadwater Cemetery following the launch. The new trail leaflets are available from the VisitWorthing Centre at the Dome, local libraries, Worthing Museum and Kim’s Bookshop. More information is available online, at www.worthingheritagetrails.org.uk
New trails are being planned for Cissbury, Goring and Durrington, and there will also be a special Pubs Trail.
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