Worthing's closed and much-missed shops '“ which do you remember?

While Worthing town centre continues to thrive, many shops '“ including some big names '“ have come and gone over the years.

Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 3:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:49 pm
Worthing's high street continues to thrive despite changes

Some have closed recently, others longer ago, and here are a few people may remember. To share your memories of missed shops in Worthing, email [email protected]

Gamleys, in Portland Road, may not be familiar to the young now, but is much missed by the young at heart
Woolworths had been a fixture in Worthing for decades before the Montague Street store shut its doors for the last time over ten years ago
In 2009, H&M moved into the old Woolies building and its opening day saw huge crowds queue up in Montague Street
British Bookshops & Stationers also moved into part of the old Woolworths building in Montague Street, but that shop has also gone
Next is another big name to leave Worthing town centre, with the nearest store now being at Shoreham  a store is due to open in Horsham in the spring
While not a shop, the rotunda  or bandstand to many  remains a much-missed town-centre fixture
Currys in Montague Street  formerly Dixons  was raided in 2009, necessitating repairs. The store may have since gone, but Currys PC World now has a large store at Lyons Farm
Footwear chain Brantano had a large store at Lyons Farm and an outlet in South Street more recently  both are now gone. Picture: Google
Mothercare in South Street, Worthing, is much-missed by many a parent across the area. Picture: Google
The loss of the Early Learning Centre in Worthing town centre was another blow following the closure of Mothercare. Picture: Google
Bunce's iconic store near Teville Gate has made way for flats but the much-loved company still has a store in Worthing, in Portland Road. Picture: Google
Maplin is one of Worthing town centre's more recent casualties. Picture: Google
Somerfield in Worthing's Guildbourne Centre was handily placed for town-centre workers and shoppers returning to their cars alike. A popular gym now occupies the space
The cycle shop in Chatsworth Road, Worthing, closed relatively recently. Picture: Google