This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
March 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 9
It is always a wrench when
a familiar landmark that you see every day is wrenched from view. In this
case it was the old Power Station chimney that could be seen from Shoreham
from the whole of Dolphin Road (and from other areas as well). The metallic-looking
chimney of the New Gas Power Station is now appearing above the trees of
Shoreham College (viewed from Dolphin Road) as the Power Station nears
Power Station (photograph)
the last month elegant new lamp posts have appeared in East Street and
Brunswick Road in the Shoreham-by-Sea Conservation Area.
There is a small technical
snag, inasmuch as they do not work yet. The old ugly concrete lamp posts
remain, but they do not work either.
A 4-year old child was plucked
by helicopter from the sea after slipping from the new
rock sea defences from Norway.
I wrote to the Shoreham Herald
over a year ago warning about the special dangers of these rock groynes
from a microalgal and bacterial film that appears when rainwater and seawater
mix at the mid-tide level. The rocks that look ostensibly a safe and interesting
place to climb have unseen and unrealised dangers. The same dangers apply
to all intertidal areas particularly the leeward sides of wooden and concrete
groynes and launching stages (e.g. the wooden platform for launching boats
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couple of Moorhens scrambled about in the muddy field underneath
the Adur Flyover and a Heron patrolled along the drainage streams
on the edge of the grazed fields, looking for frogs. There was no sign
of frog spawn.
gales and rain sweep the whole of the British Isles. Although the south-east
of England escaped relatively lightly (12 mm of rain), it was extremely
unpleasant to venture out, and the conditions were sufficiently windy to
make cycling impossible for the whole of the morning.
of Frog Spawn laid in the Hamme Road allotments. (58 days after
the start of the Millennium).
Report by Joan Barker
next Adur Quality of Life meeting is at the Civic Centre on 8
Contact Natalie Brahma-Pearl
at Housing & Environment, Adur District Council first (Tel: 01273 263347).
Vegetated Shingle Project
Officer (Hayley Tuppeny) Tel: 01903 737949
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
of the Earth SSSI Navigator
hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
I turn, there's someone there, other times it's only me.
am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.
of the Week
polymorph (crystal form) of silica, silicon dioxide (SiO ). It has essentially
the same composition as the minerals cristobalite, keatite, lechatelierite,
quartz, and tridymite but a different crystal structure. Because of the
very high pressure necessary for its formation, it does not occur naturally
in the Earth's crust. Artificially produced in 1953 by the American chemist
Loring Coes, Jr., it was discovered in nature in 1960 in the sandstone
on the floor of Meteor Crater, near Winslow, Arizona. There coesite was
formed from quartz under the high temperature and pressure generated by
the large meteorite's impact. It has since been found in the craters of
other large meteorites. On theoretical grounds, quartz should change to
coesite at depths of 60 to 100 km (40 to 60 miles) below the Earth's surface.
(c) 1996 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
was first discovered in the Barringer Meteorite Crater in Arizona. The
origin of the crater was not proved until this mineral was discovered in
1960. the alternative volcanic origin was still possible before this discovery.
Composer is a user-friendly program for constructing web pages (this
Bulletin was composed on this program). It is not as versatile as Microsoft
Page Express and Macromedia Dreamweaver. However, it can be
quicker for creating links to other pages and this is why I use it.
trick to make the text start at the top is to select Desc. Text in
the Paragraph style menu which by default shows Normal. I
have not found out why this should work.
Composer is prone to crashing when making web pages. Therefore, save your
pages regularly. This fault may be rectified under Windows 98.
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1821 The permanent
entrance to Shoreham Harbour was completed at its present location. This
was important because the longshore
drift of shingle had caused problems for centuries. In 1832,
1200 ships entered the port. An average of four vessels a year were
built in Shoreham during this decade.
A regular Steam Packet sailed
to le Haura and Dieppe in France. A Custom House was constructed in 1830.
This building which became the Town Hall up to the 1980's is still standing.
(In 1847, nearby Newhaven took over as the cross-channel port of Sussex.)
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
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any company or organisation wanting nationwide green publicity, there is
an opportunity to sponsor the journal "Glaucus"
of the British Marine
Life Study Society.
remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other
publications, including Torpedo.
is also available for the Adur Torpedo Electronic News Bulletin
and the Shoreham-by-Sea web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre
web site), which would be more suitable for a local firm(s).
Site Design Services are available from Hulkesmouth Publishing
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to earlier issues (for subscribers who have downloaded the Bulletins only,
and web site visitors).