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A postcard from Worthing, from me to you.

Just lately, as the weather has been set fair, I've been cycling into work. It's a straightforward route mostly along a seafront cycle path, just over three miles each way.

Remember the 1987 film, Wish You Were Here? Set in austere post-war Britain, this is a high-spirited tale of rebellious teenage girl Lynda, played by Emily Lloyd.

Many scenes were set in Worthing using the seafront, the Dome cinema and a shop in Rowlands Road.

Click here to see a clip of the film. Not only does it show lovely old Southdown buses in the Worthing bus depot, the Worthing outdoor lawn bowling greens, where the English Bowling Association have held the National Championships for over 25 years, it shows Lynda cycling along Worthing seafront just like I do!

Having a lovely time - I shall be next week, I have a week off!



Tinyholder said...

Do you work in Worthing? I do too, god shops but by god it's full of some odd balls!

Cathy said...

Hello Louise
I remember shingle beaches from when I was a child. We lived in Cosham and would visit rellies in Southsea - hated the stones. Loved to go over to Hayling Island where they had sand (and shells)
Take care

ginny said...

have a lovely week off louise. as a child we visited worthing as my uncle lived there.
you paint a very romantic picture of your summer journey to work... i bet the sea air wakes you up each morning.

Sal said...

I love the collection of old buses.
Hope your weekend is a good one!

periwinkle said...

I remember that film , whatever happened to her ? Enjoy your week off, hope the sun shines
lisa x

Rosezilla (Tracie Walker) said...

That sounds really nice, riding your bike on such a route. Enjoy your holiday.

Kris said...

I love that photo of the boats. Beautiful! Well, the only thing I know about Worthing comes from tv shows. Judy Dench goes there in "A Fine Romance" and says it's all stones there not sand. And Judy Dench (again!) in "As Time Goes By" talks about age. (just when I think I'm going to be taking a coach to worthing.....) Ahh! Education by television!

Chelle said...

Dear Louise, it has been far too long since I have been back to your blog. I'm not sure where or why my haitus took me, but I have missed you and your lovely posts. Apparently I have been away long enough that you have re-entered the work force. I hope the new job is light.

I have missed you. *BIG hugs*

Cowboys and Custard said...

How I envy you riding your bicycle Louise..
I love cycling but last rode a bicycle about 15 years ago...The hills in Bath are not the easiest to negotiate on two wheels..
Beautiful photograph of the boats..

Michele xx
P.s Savour every moment of your week off... and may the sun shine all week for you.

Ragged Roses said...

Isn't it beautiful here this week?! Hope you're able to keep cool. I have meaning to try and get hold of a copy of Wish you were Here for a long time, I think my eldest daughter would love to see it. I love seeing footage of Worthing and the Dome. Have a good week

Acornmoon said...

Lucky you to be near the sea, have a good break.

Flighty said...

I hope that you're enjoying your week! xx

Simone said...

Lovely seaside-y picture with the red and blue boats. I hope you had a lovely week off. x

OhSoVintage said...

I don't remember this film at all but I know I would enjoy it so didn't watch the whole clip in case it spoilt it for me as I will definitely buy it. Have a lovely week.

renaissance said...

What a wonderful route to work, you are indeed lucky.

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise,
How lucky you are having a dreamy bike ride to work,it sounds perfect!
I loved that movie too.....it seems so long ago now i was only a teenager myself.
Love Kristina XxX

Rosie said...

I love your photograph of the boats on the beach - what a wonderful route to work you have:)