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Did you know Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of Being Earnest' whilst living in Worthing in 1895? This is why the hero of the play is called Jack Worthing. The author was spending the summer in the town with his family, having taken rooms for August and September at 5, The Esplanade. Its most memorable character also bears the name of an English town – (Lady) Bracknell ; though that was inspired by his lover’s mother living there.

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David Leadbetter
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If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all. - David Livingstone
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