Town’s watering place plan after visit by royal bather

The Old Mill, Emsworth, in about 1955
The Old Mill, Emsworth, in about 1955
Opening of the new school by the home secretary in October 1927. The headmaster, Canon Barton, is on the lowest step, on the left. Dorothea Barton is possibly there, somewhere. (PGS Archive)

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This picture from the mid-1950s shows the old mill overlooking the quay at Emsworth, once Chichester Harbour’s main port and an important centre for the oyster trade.

Caroline, Princess of Wales, bathed in the sea here while staying at Emsworth in 1805 and the town had thoughts of becoming a royal watering place.