Worsfold's History

At age seven, David I. Worsfold (1907-1975) moved with is family to The Palms.  He learned to swim in Ballona Creek and coasted down unpaved Lowe’s Hill (Overland Avenue) in a homemade wagon.  He dedicated himself to retaining Palm's identity.  Los Angeles Times reporter Doug Smith wrote 1972:  " Perhaps without a man like David Worsfold to protect it, the oldest community on the West Side might already have been printed over and forgotten. "  Mr. Worsfold's sister-in-law, Henriette Worsfold, generously shared these materials with this site's author.  

(c. 1940)

The Railroad and the Old Palms Depot
(c. 1946)

My 50 Years in Palms
(1914-1964)

David Worsfold's Letters
... in defense of Palms
(1933, 1969, 1974)