Worthing Pier Schools’ Competition – What do objects and clothing tell us about the past?

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New for August 2015! Attention all Adur and Worthing Borough schools and colleges.

The Worthing Pier Past, Present & Future Pier Objects Art and Writing competions are open to all pupils/students in the Borough aged between 5 and 19.

What did Worthing Pier and beach look like 100 years ago?

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By 1900 seaside towns like Worthing had become popular seaside resorts. Day Trippers and holidaymakers would spend their time at the seaside eating  ice cream, fish and chips, riding on donkeys, paddling and making sandcastles on the beach. From the Pier on a sunday afternoon couples out walking, fishermen and the elderly would see young and old on the beach and in the water in either Victorian swimwear or with trousers and skirts rolled up to keep dry.

Look carefully at collection of clothing and souvenirs that date from 1900 to 1914. How different was the seaside then to how it is today?

Left to Right: Girls bathing costume Boys Sailor Outfit Ladies Bustle dress

girl on the beach   boy on the promenade  dress

Worthing Pier Souvenirs

teapot and cup   decorative plate   pier souvenirs 

Now click on the links below to view either the Primary or Secondary Pier projects Resource Packs. Use the resources to write a short story about an event on the Pier or if you are feeling creative have a go designing your own Worthing Pier Souvenir.

Worthing Past, Present and Future Pier Objects Primary Resources Pack

Worthing Past, Present and Future Pier Objects Secondary Resources Pack 

History of Worthing Pier PowerPoint Presentation

Notes to accompany history of Worthing Pier PowerPoint Presentation

Worthing Past, Present and Future Pier Objects Art and Writing competition primary entry form

Worthing Past, Present and Future Pier Objects Art and Writing competition secondary entry form

Worthing Past, Present and Future Pier Objects Competition Poster

Worthing Past, Present and Future Arts and Writing Competition letter to schools

The Worthing Pier Past, Present and Future Objects Art and Writing competition closes on Wednesday 31st January 2016. For more information about the project speak to you school Worthing Youth Council Member or ask your teachers.

To find out more about the clothes that people wore when they went the seaside why not plan a visit to Worthing Museum this autumn to view the beach wear and souvenirs displays.

 

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