This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
18 August 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 30
Planners defer a long-standing Planning application to build a 18 hole
Course in the strategic gap between Shoreham Airport and Lancing. The
Adur District Council Planning Department have some drawings.
Valley eForum covering all aspects of life in the Adur Valley commences.
You can join by spending a few minutes on the following site, and then
you can post messages on almost anything about life in Shoreham-by-sea
and the Adur Valley, including, Lancing, Sompting, Southwick, Steyning
and the smaller villages in the valley.
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It is also possible just to receive a daily digest of the subject headings.
choices can be altered at a later date. They can also be altered by me,
if you cannot work out how to do it.
Sayer visited Shoreham-by-sea railway station.
hard to communicate with someone when he has a harmonica in his mouth.
send any comments to: Andy Horton
Lizard Comparison Photographs
Common (or Viviparous) Lizard,
Zootoca vivipara, (not the European Wall Lizard, Podarcis muralis,as
it was originally identified as) poked its head out of flint wall
in which a sprig of Bittersweet was growing, on the Old Fort, Shoreham
these lizards have now been definitely identified as the Wall
at Larkfield Paddocks
Natrix natrix, can turn up in slightly unexpected
places: I nearly stumbled over one on the towpath adjacent to the airport
a few years ago. But they rarely appear far from water. David
Sadler showed us a juvenile Grass Snake from
underneath a piece of corrugated iron in the wildlife area known as Larkfield
Paddocks, south Lancing. This area is an abandoned allotment.
but still warm, the towpath from Ropetackle to Botolphs was sprinkled with
butterflies, mostly Cabbage Whites
(there are two British species, the Large
White and Small White), but also an occasional
butterflies, frequent strong-flying Painted
Lady Butterflies, some times landing on
the bare chalk towpath, Common Blues
on Bird's Foot Trefoil, a half dozen
south of Old Shoreham Toll bridge), and the same number of Meadow
Browns in the same area, with at least
one small Skipper (species
not identified) butterfly. Between Botolphs
and the South Downs Way bridge (pic.)
a single Clouded Yellow flew
by and was blown by a gust of wind and would not settle.
the sunniest and hottest day of the year when the shade temperatures reached
25° C, the bright blue of a small butterfly, almost certainly the
Common Blue fluttered
amongst the grasses and Bird's Foot
Trefoil on the shingle margins with vegetation on the shingle on Shoreham
Beach near the Church of the Good Shepherd (TQ 207 043) . There was also
a single migratory Clouded Yellow
scores of Cabbage Whites.
large grasshoppers in the grasses had a distinctive under area of orange
(unlike the mostly all bright green and all brown specimens on Mill Hill.)
the grid references are not given they could be found on the
Wildlife database on the Adur
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| ttmi | n. L19. [f. AUTO-1 + -TOMY.] Zool. The casting off of a
part of the body by some animals (e.g. lizards, crabs) as a means of escape.
autotomize v.t. lose by autotomy E20.
from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
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on all subjects (a
few have been recommended before in these bulletins) are an important way
in which the Internet
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Mary's Church from the SE
stands it, the work of hands unknown of: statelier, afar and near,
around it the heights that bound our landward gaze from the seaboard here;
that swerve and aspire in curve and change of heights that the dawn holds
In 1833 The Norfolk Suspension
Bridge was opened. It was the same design as the famous Chain Bridge (originally
built 1849) that crosses the River Danube between Buda and Pest in Hungary.
W. Tierney Clarke and Captain Samuel Brown designed the first Norfolk Bridge.
It was replaced by a
Bow String Girder Bridge in 1922, which was in turn replaced by a Concrete
Box Girder Bridge in 1987.
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
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Marine Wildlife Forum commences. PLEASE
Whereas all reports on this
news page have to be checked for their authenticity, as far as possible,
speculative discoveries like a Dolphin
Fish in Plymouth Sound can be entered on the forum, and also discussions,
queries, questions etc.
on Netscape Composer, and other programs
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
advertisement rules apply.
accepted by EMail only.
Torpedo was written, designed and distributed by Andy
to earlier issues (for subscribers who have downloaded the Bulletins only,
and web site visitors).