Jane Austen in Worthing in 1805

This print probably dates from the early 1820s, since it shows the new seafront promenade, which was completed in 1821. Jane Austen's sister Cassandra patronised Wicks's Baths, seen on the right of the picture, on September 20, 1805. (� Worthing Museum and Art Gallery)
This print probably dates from the early 1820s, since it shows the new seafront promenade, which was completed in 1821. Jane Austen's sister Cassandra patronised Wicks's Baths, seen on the right of the picture, on September 20, 1805. (� Worthing Museum and Art Gallery)

In this extract from his book, ‘Jane Austen’s Worthing: The Real Sanditon’, Antony Edmonds sets down in detail the evidence relating to Jane Austen’s stay in Worthing in 1805.

• Antony Edmonds will be giving an illustrated talk on Jane Austen’s Worthing at 6.30pm on Thursday (July 6) at Worthing Library. Admission £4. ‘Jane Austen’s Worthing: The Real Sanditon’ is widely on sale, including at the offices of the Worthing Herald in Chatsworth Road. It will also be available for purchase at Worthing Library after the talk on July 6.