Worthing History in the 20th century
Worthing history - key dates 1901-19451901
Electric street lighting installed in Worthing
The ever-growing boundaries of Worthing are expanded again to incorporate Tarring and the southern part of Broadwater.
Worthing's first cinema opens in Portland Road.
King Edward VII stays in Worthing for the first time.
Worthing grants legendary Anglo-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie the Freedom of the Borough by way of thanks for his funding of Worthing library and museum (now the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
The Dome Cinema building built. Named the Kursaal it didn't become a cinema until after the war.
A large meeting of suffragettes at the Kursaal turns nasty, as locals disrupt the meeting and assault some of the speakers.
Worthing Pier suffers huge damage in an Easter storm.
The Worthing Police Scandal.
A number of Worthing sailors were killed when HMS Bulwark was sunk. In all around 600 Worthing men are thought to have died while serving in the First World War.
Heavy rain causes the Teville Stream to flood
The Kursaal renamed as it sounded too Germanic.
Final edition of the Worthing Mercury newspaper.
The Worthing Herald first hits the newsstands of Worthing.
Ellen Chapman becomes Worthing's first female Mayor.
The Borough of Worthing buys the pier for a tad under £19,000.
The War Memorial unveiled to honour the many dead men and women of Worthing who served in the war.
The popular Rivoli Cinema takes its first bookings.
Ownership of Cissbury taken over by the National Trust after a decade of over-development of the Findon Valley.
Opening of the Royal Arcade.
The villages of Durrington and Goring are swallowed up by the Borough of Worthing - now called Greater Worthing.
Worthing gets hooked up to the National Grid.
Worthing's new town hall built.
Fire guts the Southern Pavilion at the end of Worthing Pier.
Fascist rallies and anti-Fascist demonstrations in Worthing.
Discovery of the remains of a Roman Bath House on Highdown Hill.
Exiled Abyssinian Emperor Haile Selassie reaches Worthing and enjoys the delights of the seaside.
Worthing becomes home to over 10,000 London children evacuated from the Blitz.
Worthing is right at the heart of preparations for the D-Day invasion of France by Allied forces, with a large number of Canadian soldiers garrisoned around the town.