The current edition of the Worthing Herald is available to view at Broadwater, Durrington, Ferring, Findon, Goring and Worthing libraries. Paper copies are kept for one month in all libraries except Worthing, where they are kept for one year. A browsable collection of newspaper cuttings about local topics is kept at Broadwater Library.
Back issues of the Worthing Herald 2017 onwards, the Worthing Gazette 1884, 1901-1925 and 1939-1945 and a collection of newspaper cuttings about the Worthing area are available to view on the public computers in all 36 West Sussex Libraries, as searchable digital copies.
The Worthing Herald and monthly Worthing Journal magazine have some content available online through their websites and Facebook pages. Some back issues of Inside Broadwater, Durrington and Tarring magazines are available online
The Times Digital Archive (TDA) includes some coverage of events in Worthing and West Sussex from 1785-2014 and is available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has digitised copies of the Worthing Gazette 1889-1960 and the Worthing Herald 1921-1958. You can access the BNA for free through the public computers in any West Sussex Library.
For any enquiries about newspapers, please use our Ask a Librarian form.
Dedicated to the restoration of the cemetery and the preservation of the history contained within it. Provide regular guided tours of the cemetery on different topics, and produce accompanying booklets (see library catalogue for more details).
Carry out maintenance of ground, identification and research of graves, preservation of artefacts and safeguarding of wildlife. Tours and a book coming soon.
Organise excavations, talks and other events.
Local community group dedicated to the upkeep and regeneration of Homefield Park. Website includes some information about the history of the Park.
Fundraise to assist with the purchase of some fine objects of local interest, organise lectures, private views of exhibitions and social events.
Aims to support and promote the work of the National Trust through meetings with speakers on subjects of interest, outings to National Trust and other properties, an annual short break holiday in September, and occasional social events.
Aims to conserve and preserve the architectural amenities of Worthing and the surrounding area, and to stimulate interest and research into the town’s history, through blue plaques for example.
Whether you have just moved to Worthing and would like to know more about the area; you're researching the history of your family in Worthing; or you need help with a local history project, this guide aims to help you get started with links to local organisations and information, online resources, photographs and maps.
For more information or enquiries, please fill in an Ask a Librarian form.
A collection of newspaper articles written by the journalist Freddie Feest.
Online archive of the exhibition held at the Chatsworth Hotel in Worthing 2015 by Worthing WOW.
Blog about the pioneering librarian of Worthing Library and Museum.
Blog by Dr Annebella Pollen, University of Brighton
Community arts group exhibition celebrating 200 years of Worthing's Seaside Heritage. Also on display on Worthing Pier.
Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the Victoria County History (VCH) is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day.
Survey which explores the history of Worthing, including its historic buildings.
Worthing Borough Council's guide to Listed Buildings in Worthing.
12 walking trails exploring places of historical interest around Worthing. Available to print or download.
A heritage trail through the town, taking in those sites where a Blue Plaque has been erected to commemorate memorable people, buildings or events in the town’s history. Published by the Worthing Society.
Some Kellys Sussex Directories can be found on Ancestry - available free in all West Sussex Libraries. Some directories are available as digitised copies on the public computers in all libraries - see our Digitised Directories Helpsheet. You can search the library catalogue to see which directories are available on microfiche. For any queries, please use our Ask a Librarian form.