A TIMELINE OF EMSWORTH
By Tim Lambert
6th Century Saxons land in Southeast Hampshire and West Sussex
1239 Emsworth is given the right to hold a market although it is only a small settlement with a few hundred inhabitants
1350 Emsworth is a busy little port, wine is imported
1750 Emsworth is a large village with shipbuilding, boat building and rope making industries
1801 Timber is exported through Emsworth and coal is brought there by ship. Grain from the area is ground to flour by tidal mills at Emsworth the taken by ship to other parts of England. However Emsworth is still a small place with less than 1,200 inhabitants.
1805 A princess visits the seaside at Emsworth but the area fails to develop as a seaside resort.
1842 Queen Victoria visits Emsworth
1847 Emsworth is connected to Brighton and Portsmouth by railway
1850 Emsworth is known for oysters. There is also a large brewing industry in Emsworth.
1854 Emsworth gains a gas supply
1901 Emsworth has a population of about 2,000
A view of Emsworth
1902 Sewage pollutes the oysters at Emsworth. As a result the oyster industry declines.
1909 Emsworth Recreation Ground opens
1988 Emsworth Museum opens
2001 The population of Emsworth is about 10,000.
2006 A skatepark opens in Emsworth
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