This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
7 April 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 15
The extensive repair work
to the inner of the two piers on the western side of Shoreham
Harbour entrance has now been completed. In the muddy inlet by the
Training Wall, lumps of hard*rock (like the rock
Sea Defences) have replaced the concrete slabs on the border of the
Old Fort on the northern side.
of the Old Fort area will be included on this page later.
In the storms of the last
few years, the Training Wall have been extensively damaged and most of
drained out on the ebbing tide. Lots of rock boulders have been placed
along the Training Wall, covering up the old boulders covered in mussel
beds. Mussels will recolonise, and this ecological
succession is usually more interesting than the established beds, which
must be still there underneath the new rocks.
There is now only one rockpool
without extensive silt (instead of about 6).
A wire fence with locked
gates now blocks off access to the pier at most states of the tide. It
is accessible at low spring tides from the Training Wall (and in emergencies
should you get cut off my the incoming tide, it is relatively easy to climb
the fence in parts.) This area was famous even outside Shoreham as an angling
spot, because large Bass
have been landed.
The work on the pier has
also levelled off the shingle to make it look neater. The construction
work destroyed the best area on Shoreham Beach for some of the smaller
plants, e.g. Rock Samphire.
However, the overall improvement
in the vista must negate any small disadvantages.
Larvikite, a type of syenite)
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The spell of cold weather
at the beginning of the week has meant that wildlife reports were predictably
The Tamarisk chopped
down on Lancing Beach Green has now been removed. The beds of nettles remain
and can be seen clearly.
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
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Click on the beech
trees for a new site about Lancing Ring. It is already well worth going
to the page and as further information will be uploaded in the near future.
Archaeology & Folklore ***
This site by David Staveley
of Eastbourne contains some interesting information, including place names
of places in Sussex, and information on Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury
Lancing Ring (TQ
180 065) - A Brief History
earliest known mention of archaeological remains in the area is an Acheulian
hand axe, perhaps dating 200,000 - 100,000 BC found east of Lancing College
track alongside Lancing Ring may be of Neolithic origin - circa 4,000 -
2,000 BC - a branch of the ridgeway from Beachy Head to Cissbury/ Chanctonbury
Ring and westward through Hampshire to Salisbury
Bronze Age (2100 - 500 BC) finds from Lancing area are in the British Museum
and a bronze age comb was found on the southern slope of the Ring area.
information was provided by the Friends
of Lancing Ring
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
11 April 2000
Quality of Life Forum
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Wednesday 19 April 2000
Miller Anderson at the
Waterside Inn (formerly the Lady Jane)
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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).
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