Town’s watering place plan after visit by royal bather

The Old Mill, Emsworth, in about 1955
The Old Mill, Emsworth, in about 1955
A little fuzzy perhaps but here we see Portsdown Hill Road where it meets London Road. The George pub would be on the right behind the soldiers. 'Picture: Barry Cox Collection

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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.