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Round two of our #LoveSussex campaign kicked off last week with a look at Sussex's local towns and some interesting facts that we unearthed about their history.

Here's what we covered in #LoveSussex this week:

  • Arundel - Arundel's Catholic Cathedral was built in 1868 and was designed by Joseph Hansom - the designer of the first taxi
  • Brighton - England's first casino opened at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton in 1962
  • Brighton - The Brighton Marina is the largest of of its kind in Europe
  • Crawley - The church at Worth has what is probably the largest surviving Saxon arch in the world
  • Fishbourne - The Fishbourne Palace in Sussex is the biggest single Roman site yet unearthed in Britain
  • Gatwick - Gatwick used to be a racecourse. It opened in 1891, and continued as such until 1940, even running the Grand national from 1916 to 1918.
  • Hastings - the Battle of Hastings wasn't actually fought in Hastings but in Senlac Hill some six miles away
  • Worthing - Oscar Wilde wrote 'The Importance of being Earnest' whilst living in Worthing in 1895

As an office refurbishment company with our base just outside of Gatwick, much of our work is in Sussex and the South-East. Watch this space next week for the start of our next campaign; #LoveSurrey.