This is the first published Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and District, West Sussex, England
September 1999 : Volume 1 Issue 2
August - 30 September 1999
Early biplane taking off from Worthing Beach c. 1911
Photographic Exhibition at the Marlipins Museum
Verdant Mud 1999
the prolonged hot and dry spell for the complete month of July, the mud
flats on the part of the River Adur that runs through the centre of Shoreham-by-Sea,
West Sussex, turned green with a rapid spread of the salt tolerant green
plant known as the Common Glasswort,
This plant is collected for food when it is known as Marsh Samphire, and
is meant to be a poor man's asparargus. It tastes like a mouthful of seawater
to me. The plant roots in the estuarine mud in salinities
of about 3.2% but variable from full salinity with an incoming spring tide,
to fresh water running out over the top of the sea water.
Nearer the riverbank, Sea Purslane, Halimione portulacoides, predominates. It is easily distinguished from Glasswort because its conventional leaves have a silvery sheen.
1938 Passenger air services
in operation from Shoreham Airport to Jersey, Birmingham and Liverpool.
The railway station serving the airport was originally called Bungalow
Town Halt (opened 1910), but renamed Shoreham Airport Station (in 1935),
the first station to serve an airport in England, in 1930.
Shoreham Lifeboat Station
Shoreham Airport Society
Shoreham Rowing Club
Shoreham Sailing Club
at Truleigh Hill
bySqn Ldr T Howard ToonBA CertEd MBCS CISP RAFVR(T)
AND PERSONAL HOMEPAGES
in full WILLIAM HAVERGAL
BRIAN (b. Jan. 29, 1876, Dresden, Staffordshire, Eng.--d. Nov. 28, 1972,
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