Marchers assembling on the promenade at George V Avenue.

The day thousands marched to save Worthing Hospital

Thousands answered a call to arms to fight for Worthing Hospital in 2006 when fancy-dressed, banner waving hordes of every age, colour, size and shape marched along Worthing seafront.

From George V Avenue to the west and the Aquarena to the east, two groups totalling an estimated 6,000 people converged on Worthing Pavilion for a public meeting on the threat to Worthing and Southlands hospitals. It was the highlight of the successful campaign which saw maternity and A&E services retained at both Worthing, Southlands and Chichester Hospitals.

MP Tim Loughton getting his points across to the audience.
MP Tim Loughton getting his points across to the audience.
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MP Peter Bottomley.
MP Peter Bottomley.
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MP Peter Bottomley addressing the meeting.
MP Peter Bottomley addressing the meeting.
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Adur District Council chairman Brian Coomber adressing the meeting.
Adur District Council chairman Brian Coomber adressing the meeting.
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