Worthing sisters’ diving display

Flashback to Aquarena opening
Flashback to Aquarena opening

FURTHER memories of the Aquarena opening ceremony have been sent in by Loraine Watson, who was in the audience at the time.

he remembers Olympic diver Brian Phelps performing, but said Jackie and Hilary Wrighton also took part, along with a comedy group, whose name she couldn’t recall.

“I was in the audience to watch the opening ceremony and recall the event, just as Brian Wilson and Alison Lofts, but feel mention should be made of the Wrighton sisters, who were both swimming club members.

“Jackie, one of my friends from Worthing High School for Girls, later dived for England at a 5 Nations competition and I believe Hilary taught diving to youngsters at Worthing Swimming Club for many years when she stopped competing.”