Here are some of the more noteworthy things to have happened in the last thousand years of history in Worthing and the surrounding villages.
Worthing history - key dates 1066-18001066
The manors of Durrington and Broadwater are granted to Robert le Sauvage as part of the post-invasion carve up of English land rights. The poorer manor of Worthing was granted to William de Braose.
Worthing itself appears in the Domesday Book as the tiny hamlets of Ordinges and Mordinges.
Permission granted for a weekly market at Broadwater.
The people of Tarring petitioned the King for permission to hold their own market, rather than travel to Steyning to trade.
On the dissolution of the monasteries, ownership of Worthing passed from Easebourne Priory to Anthony Browne, Viscount Montague - an old school friend of Henry VIII.
Birth of the Worthing philosopher John Selden (d.1654).
Robert Morden's map shows Worting (sic), Terring, Heen, Broadwater, Goring, Highdowne, Ferring and other place names largely familiar to a modern Worthing resident.
Birth of Highdown miller, tomb planner and smugglers' friend John Oliver (d.1793).
The combined parishes of Worthing and Broadwater have a population of around 60 families.
First mention of Salvington Mill.
A battle between smugglers and Customs officials takes place at Goring.
Londoner John Luther undertakes the first speculative building development in Worthing - Warwick House.
The decrepit Heene Chapel demolished.
Bathing machines make their first appearance on the beach at Worthing.
A naval signal station built to keep an eye on the French.
Indoor baths open in Bath Place.
Princess Amelia spends enjoys recuperative visit to Worthing, bringing much kudos to Worthing.