West Worthing Baptist Church is helping The Big Tidy Up by cleaning litter from around the church in South Street Tarring on Saturday 11th May. People who wish to help are invited to meet at the church between 10am and 12noon armed with heavy duty gloves, and carrier bags for collecting litter in. Litter “pickers” will be provided. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Mr Feest sent me the links below, they contain lots of great information – be prepared for the time to fly by looking at the Tarring pictures on the West Sussex Past site and reading the directories on the Historical Directories site.
Fire Station Details – West Tarring fire engine used to be housed in this small shack between the houses and yes it was very small, based (I am told) on a Morris or Austin 7 chassis – [This building was more recently used as Corcorans Solicitors office].
Historical Directories - It will take a lot of searching but you should look at the Worthing Street directory for 1915 on this site. You should be able to find the streets of West Tarring, but not separately listed.
Mr Feest submitted this morsel of information via the contact form:
Pre 1939 it was intended that a bridge would be built overthe railway at the north end of George V Avenue connecting with Princes Avenue, the North end of St. Andrews Road, Pelham Road, through the then Market Gardens (The Bartons) to the north of what is now Rectory Road (then High Street Tarring) diverting traffic from West Worthing Railway crossing
Pre-war, when I was a 9 -10 year old schoolboy I had a schoolboy friend who lived at The Vine. I seem to remember that he showed me the old brew house at the rear of the Building. Have you any record of this?
PS also pre-war the old post office & general shop used to make the most delicious icecream cornets – 1d for one lump one the cornet, 2d for two, and 3d if you dared to eat it all!!
Everyone has a story to tell and we would like to hear yours.
Can you remember visits to the seaside?
Do you have vivid memories from your childhood?
Did you visit or live in Worthing long ago and still recall these experiences?
The Movies and Memories is a Heritage Lottery funded community project and we would like to capture the memories of local people so that this information can be used to compliment excerpts from the Screen Archive South East film archive.
If you would like to know more about this project, and in particular, if you are happy for us to record your memories, please contact: email@example.com or speak to one of the project team on 01273 643214.
I received a message from the movies and memories project team, it sounds rather interesting:
Screen Archive South East has recently launched the Heritage Lottery funded Movies and Memories Project in several seaside towns along the West Sussex coast.
For the next year we will screen locally-made films of everyday life in West Sussex dating from the 1930s to the 1960s in order to stimulate the memories of older people visiting day centres. Many of these people will be interviewed in order that their memories can be recorded and preserved for future generations.
In order to do this we need a team of local volunteers to undertake training oral history recording in order to capture as many reminiscences as we can. If you are interested, the date for the volunteer training day has been fixed for Saturday, 6th October at Worthing Library between 11am – 3pm. There will be limited places available on this course, so if you would like to take part, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of the project team on 01273 643214.
I received a lovely email from Terry Rickards who is the coordinator of CWTNHW (Church Way Tarring NeighbourHood Watch) Scheme.
Hi Paul, May I firstly congratulate you on an excellent website for Tarring. I have a great passion for Tarring and appreciate its perpetual ‘village’ ambience. I run one of the local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes, known as the “Church Way Tarring Scheme” covering Church Way, Church Way Close, Bellview Road and Lindum Road. –
I am constantly looking for New Members to improve my scheme…
I’ll drop your web address on my Link page at www.churchwaynhw.org.uk, please feel free to take a look. Best regards Terry Rickards Coordinator CWTNHW.
The Old Palace, Tarring.
Thursday 10 May 6-9PM.
Film starts at 7PM. Come along and be informed. 31 leading scientists, doctors and experts explain that all cancers are curable, not through conventional medicines and drugs but through Knowledge.
- Karl contacted me through the contact form on this site to ask if this could be advertised, if you have a Tarring event you would like advertised, please do the same!