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     28 July 2000 : Volume 2  Issue 27 

Local News 

27 July 2000

The Shoreham Herald prints an unprecedented number of letters (5) protesting over the housing development at the derelict part of Southlands Hospital. Shoreham.  The main complaint seems to be the use of an existing access road, e.g. St. Giles Close. Even the furore over the King's Head and Ropetackle in 1981 to 1983 never started with such a rash of complaints in the newspaper. I do not think that the protests, although honest, were particularly well informed and to the outsider may seem like personal prejudices.  


19 July 2000 
Shoreham Maritime:  Waterside North 

On Wednesday 19 July 2000 a representative of Moss Environmental explained the latest stage in their Shoreham Maritime Plans, for the area known as Waterside North, to a few local groups. 

There is a Draft document. The Weir or Barrage Plan has been officially dropped.  


Medium density housing in north Shoreham. Developments in the late 30 years have eroded the green space in Shoreham to a very serious extent. Now, the guidelines operated by Adur Council advocate even greater densities of housing. 

Comments should be sent to: 
Alan Perrett 
Adur District Council 


Please send any comments to: Andy Horton

  • Wildlife Reports 

    Wildlife Interest Report 

       Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:30:10 +0100 
       From: Vincent Smith <> 
    Subject: Wadebridge: Bats saved from sticky situation. 

    Wadebridge: Bats saved from sticky situation. 

    A Wadebridge man caught more than he bargained for when he used fly-paper to 
    deal with a plague of insects. 

    His experience highlights a growing threat to wildlife ­ he placed the sticky flypaper beneath the eaves of his property in an attempt to deal with a plague of horseflies, but the following morning he found 16 Whiskered Bats stuck to them. 

    Rowena Varley, of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's bat group, was called in to save the five mothers and their 11 babies. 

    They were taken to the Mid-Cornwall Bat Rescue Centre where, as Rowena said: 
    "Using margerine to unstick them and baby shampoo to remove the glue, we 
    were able to rescue 14 of the bats and return them to the wild, while the other two are being treated. The man was absolutely devastated by his experience." 

    This type of fly catcher is becoming very popular and is freely available throughout Cornwall. Rowena urged anyone else tackling fly problems to be aware of the potential consequences to wildlife of using such products. 

    Report on Vince Smith's One-List/Cornish Wildlife 

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    Words of the Week 

    absorb  | bzb, -sb |  v.t. Pa. pple absorbed, (arch.) absorpt  | -pt | . LME. [(O)Fr. absorber or L absorbere, f. ab AB- + sorbere suck in.] 1 Include or take (a thing) in so that it no longer has separate existence; incorporate. LME.   2 Of water, mire, etc.: engulf. L15-L18. 3 Suck or drink in. E17. 4 Take up (a substance, energy, etc.) by chemical or physical action; gain energy from and reduce the intensity of (light or other radiation, sound, etc.). E18. 5 Engross (a person, a person's attention, etc.). L18. 6 Occupy or consume (time). M19. 7 Assimilate mentally. L19. 
    1 E. O'NEILL The conquered Chinese have already begun to absorb their conquerors. G. STEINER The realistic novel reached out to absorb every new quality and locus of experience. be absorbed by lose one's identity in. 2 T. BURNET To be absorptin a lake of fire and brimstone. 7 R. CHURCH Lifehad more to offer me than I could absorb. 
    absorbability n. the quality of being absorbable L18. absorbable a. able to be absorbed L18. absorbance n. the logarithm of the reciprocal of transmittance; optical density: M20. absorbancy n. the ratio of the optical density of a solution to that of a similar body of pure solvent M20. absorbed a. that has been absorbed; esp. engrossed, intensely interested: M18. absorbedly  | -bdli |  adv. M19. absorbedness  | -bdns |  n. L19. absorber n. a person who or thing which absorbs M19. absorbing a. that absorbs; esp. engrossing, all-engaging: M18. absorbingly adv. M19. 

    adsorb  | dsb |  v. L19. [Back-form. f. next.] Chem. 1 v.t. Collect (a substance) by adsorption. L19.  2 v.i. Undergo adsorption (on, on to, to, a surface). E20.adsorbability n. the degree to which a substance is adsorbable E20. adsorbable a. able to be adsorbed E20. adsorbate n. an adsorbed substance E20. adsorbent n. a substance on which adsorption occurs E20. 

    adsorption | dsp()n | n. L19. [Blend of AD- and ABSORPTION.] Chem. The adhering of atoms or molecules of gases, liquids, or solutes to exposed surfaces (usu. of solids).adsorptional, adsorptive adjs. E20. adsorptively adv. M20.

    Excerpted from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia 
    Developed by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc. 

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  • Literature (Extract) of the Week 

    Glaucus (not accessible) 

    Glaucus was a fisherman. One day he had drawn his nets to land, and had taken a great many fishes of various kinds. So he emptied his net, and proceeded to sort the fishes on the grass. All of sudden, the fishes, which had been laid out on the grass, began to revive and move their fins as if they were in water; and while he looked on astonished, they one and all moved off to the water, plunged in, and swam away. He did not know what to make of it, whether some god had done it or some secret power in the herbage. "What herb has such power?" he exclaimed; and gathering some of it, he tasted it.  

    Scarce had the juices of the plant reached his palate when he found himself agitated with a longing desire for water. He could no longer restrain himself, but bidding farewell to the earth, he plunged into the stream. The gods of the water received him graciously, and admitted him to the honor of their society. He lost all sense of his former nature and consciousness. When he recovered, he found himself changed in form and mind. His hair was sea-green, and trailed behind on the water. He was endowed with the gift of prophecy and instructed Apollo in the art of soothsaying.  

    He was Poseidon's son or Anthedon's or Polyvos' or Phorvos' or Nereus'. He was a fisherman and an excellent swimmer as well as an excellent shipbuilder. He wedded Symi and dwelt on a desert island , opposite Caria of Minor Asia, to which he gave his wife's name. The legend declares that once as he was carrying some fish he had caught, he got tired and put the load down on the ground so that he could have some rest. Then one of the fish as soon as it ate some kind of herbs, which were around, jumped into the sea again. Glaucus, thinking that it was that herb which put new life to the fish, tasted the herb himself and immediately he went "mad" and jumped into the sea as well. Poseidon and the other sea-deities received him favourably and made him immortal, too. 

    According to Diodorus, when the Argonauts were on their way back to Iolkos, in the middle of the Euxinus Pontus, they fell into heavy seas and risked their lives. Orpheas then prayed to the gods of Samothraki and when at last the winds started to abate, Glaucus emerged out of the sea before them. After he had foretold what was going to happen to each Argonaut he advised them as soon as they set foot on land, they should pray to gods and thank them. 

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  • In 1762 a map of the Duke of Norfolk's estates at Shoreham was published. The town looked more like a village of today with countryside surrounding a small town centre with St.Mary's church in the centre. A large stretch of meadow or countryside called the Hamm or Hamme stretched from the town centre to the edge of the map east towards Kingston Buci (which became part of Shoreham-by-sea in 1910).  

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