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Worthing in West Sussex

Jan 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead Story

Worthing’s residents are known as Worthingites, and it is situated at the foot of the South Down in West Sussex, Worthing is a seaside town on the south coast of England. It’s nearly fifty miles south of London, and ten miles west of the city of Brighton and Hove. With ancient origins in mining, it thrived as an agricultural and fishing hamlet until it began to receive wealthy visitors in the eighteenth century. It became a town in 1803 as the town was expanded with decadent developments like Liverpool Terrace and Park Crescent.
Worthing today has a big service industry, particularly financial services. Large employers in the area include Glaxo Smith Kline, HM Revenue & Customs, Aviva and Southern Water. There is a busy centre of town with a number of retail outlets, restaurants and public houses.

There are three theatres and one of the country’s oldest cinemas. It is the most densely populated area in Sussex. There are over fifty Christian places of worship in Worthing, as well as a Sunni mosque and several disused churches. Worthing is a popular place for young families, thanks to 23 primary schools, six secondary schools and two colleges being located in the area.

Transport Links are good, commuters can take the A24 to London via Horsham, or the A27 running East-West to Brighton, Chichester and Portsmouth. There are five train stations in the area; East Worthing, West Worthing, Worthing, Durrington-on-Sea and Goring-by-Sea.

There are regular train service to London, Gatwick (the closest international airport), Portsmouth, Brighton and Southampton. Worthing is definitely one of the larger and well-facilitated towns on the south coast of England.

Worthing boasts an impressive two hundred and thirteen listed buildings including Castle Goring, St Mary’s Church, Archbishops Palace which are classified Grade I. There’s also Worthing Pier, Park Crescent, Beach House and many listed churches. Many structures use pale yellow bricks which have been made in the area since 1780, as well as local flint.

Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of Being Ernest in Worthing, and there are many famous former residents, including many famous sportsmen and women. If you’re considering making the move to Worthing then perhaps you should try to get hold of a copy of the Worthing Herald and find a job in the local area. If you’re looking for a job in the services industry and appreciate the area’s rich cultural heritage, you could be in luck.

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