Shirley Western: Part 1 (1936-1973)

Shirley Western: Part 1 (1936-1973)

IN THE LATE 1970S and first half of the ‘80s, the Shirley Western Showband was a well-loved fixture of Worthing’s entertainment scene. Every Thursday night at the Pavilion and Saturday night at the Assembly Hall they’d bring a dose of glamour and big band panache to...
Worthing Local Gig Photos 2016-17

Worthing Local Gig Photos 2016-17

Photo above: Purple Shoes, Selden Arms, Worthing, 26 March 2017 This month’s Time Machine offers a photo gallery interlude courtesy of one of Worthing’s most devoted gig-goers. Since his retirement in 2013, Rod Cohen and his camera have been a regular feature on the...
The Time CRASS played Worthing

The Time CRASS played Worthing

CRASS Play Field Place Worthing, Saturday 6 June 1981 If The Sex Pistols kick-started the British punk movement and The Clash flashlit the possibility of social commentary, Crass actually lived punk as a political idea. They were punk’s conscience. Active between 1977...
The Life and Times of Pete Fij

The Life and Times of Pete Fij

The Life and Times of Pete Fij This month the Time Machine takes a swerve and explores the life of a musician who’s been resident in Worthing for 16 years. His story doesn’t all concern Worthing but he’s one of ours so we’re going to celebrate him – Pete Fij. He was,...