Broadwater Cemetery: its secret history

This course, held on Saturday afternoons, from April to December, will look at the personal histories of some of the influential, famous and extraordinary people buried at Broadwater Cemetery in South Farm Road.

These sessions, which will include group discussion and lectures by local historian, Chris Hare are absolutely free, but booking in advance is essential.
All the sessions will take place in the main hall of the Sidney Walter Centre in Sussex Road, Worthing, BN11 1DS.
There is free car parking at the Centre.

The programme will be as follows:-

Saturday, April 17th,              2 - 4.30pm, Worthing burials, graveyards and cemeteries: an introduction

Saturday, May 15th,               2 - 4.30pm, The Great and the Good: town officials, councillors and aldermen

Saturday, June 19th,              2 - 4.30pm, The 1893 Typhoid epidemic and other epidemics

Saturday, July 17th,               2 - 4.30pm, Religious personalities: conflict and belief (to include the 'Skeleton Army riots')

Saturday, September 18th,    2 - 4.30pm, Military personalities and campaigns

Saturday, October 16th,         2 - 4.30pm, Businessmen, shopkeepers and tradesmen of Worthing

Saturday, November 13th,     2 - 4.30pm, Literary associations (to include Richard Jefferies and W.H.Hudson)

Saturday, December 11th,     2 - 4.30pm, Tales of the Unexpected - curious burials and unexplained circumstances

There will also be three guided walks included in the programme, but ONLY for those who have attended the lectures.
These walks will be lead by Chris Hare, and will include all the area of Worthing south of the railway line, between Heene Road and Beach House Park.
The dates and times of the walks will be agreed with those attending the sessions at the Sidney Walter Centre, but will probably be held during the summer months.

To enrol, please contact Chris Hare at or call him on 07794 600639.

Updated 09 March, 2010
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