Southwick Harbour

Powys came to Sussex to take up teaching appointments in girls' schools at West Brighton. In order to find lodgings he walked along the coast until he reached Southwick, which he chose because, like the Weymouth of his childhood, it had a harbour and a backwater. The roof of the chapel next to JCP's lodgings can be seen behind the ship on the left.

' Here there was a harbour - which pleased me for the same reason that Shakespeare's Fluellen was pleased by the word "Monmouth," for it reminded me of home. It made me think of the Weymouth harbour.'

Today, Southwick itself has only a small marina, but the harbour as a whole, rebuilt and considerably extended before and after the Second World War, is now a substantial cargo port, referred to as Shoreham harbour.

 

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