See how Worthing town centre has changed in the past 15 years
Worthing town centre has seen many changes in the past 15 years, with the loss of some big chains but the addition of some fabulous independent shops. Features of the past that are no longer there include the rotunda, or bandstand to many, and the flower ladies who used to sell their wares there, calling out ‘flowers are lovely, dear’.
Woolworths was a fixture for decades, first opening in Rowlands Road in August 1920 before moving to its enormous Montague Street store, remembered for its train set running round the ceiling. And for town centre groceries, we used to have Sainsbury’s in Chapel Road, back in the 1980s, and Somerfield in the Guildbourne Centre.