This is the first published
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Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
22 March 2001 : Volume 3 Issue 7
has begun on repairing the flint wall of the Old
Fort of Shoreham Beach (constructed c. 1857) by Dave Smith of Flintman
of Lewes. The present contract will be for at last a further couple of
weeks. The mortar is includes a "hydraulic lime from France" plus "Chichester
grit". It is filling in the crumbling holes and reversing the trend of
decay, although to make a good job, it would require more substantial building
to the original functional flint and mortar design. It is the beginning
of plans to renovate the site near the harbour entrance, but at the east
end of Shoreham Beach and away from any normal route for tourists or anyone
apart from sea anglers on the harbour pier.
well known to Shoreham children, have been displaced from their
prime holes in the wall, and have skittered off to new habitats.
these lizards have now been definitely identified as the Wall
on Flint (Link)
Photographs (Link to web page)
& Mouth Disease Restrictions
& Mouth Disease regulations have come into force to empower
Local Authorities to close footpaths and rights of way. Notices have been
put on in the Adur Valley, with good reason. The Police have made sure
they are enforced and they have been complied with.
Public Rights of Way
and Foot & Mouth Disease
Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
send any comments to: Andy Horton
exactly spring, but still a pleasant still day at 10° C and little
sign of the mini-blizzard of yesterday. The water was still gushing from
the downs and draining from the airport into the surrounding ditches, but
there was no photographic sunlight, the crowds were still dark to the north
above Mill Hill.
evening ended with heavy rainfall.
first day of spring is greeted by a heavy flurry of sleet driven almost
horizontally by a strong east wind. The sleet was heavy and continuous
for the whole of daylight without remission, but it was still above freezing
and in the town of Shoreham it all melted on
contact with the ground. As I looked out of my window, the view of the
was obscured by dreadful conditions. By mid-afternoon, the tops of cars
were sprinkled with a layer of snow, so the downs were likely to covered.
By late afternoon the snow began to settle in town but only for a short
time before it turned to heavy slush, and as conditions eased for a brief
interlude, I could see the downs were only lightly sprinkled with snow.
By the evening rush hour and dusk it was more rain than sleet. The rain
equivalent was at least 19 mm.
are collecting twigs from Linden (Lime) trees for their nests in the Pines,
and Magpies are building their nests in the gardens of Lancing.
Nature & History - March Newsletter
to the web site by Ray Hamblett)
Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
World Oceans Day 2001
second meeting to discuss arrangements for this Adur Festival event.
express any interest by 29 March 2001 to:
Horton (British Marine Life Study Society)
Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council)
World Oceans Day 2000 web page
Records on the Adur eForum (you have to join)
Marine Wildlife of the North-east Atlantic (formerly
the British Marine Wildlife Forum)
UK Wildlife eGroups
Life eFora (Link)
Naturalists' Association (link)
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
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| st | n. obs. exc. Hist. LME. [AN, f. as next: cf. ESSART n.] Law.
1 A piece of land converted from forest to arable. LME. 2 The action
of assarting. L16.
assart | st |
v.t. obs. exc. Hist. E16. [AN assarter, -ier, -ir, OFr. essarter f. med.L
ex(s)artare, f. EX-1 + sart- pa. ppl stem of sar(r)ire to hoe, weed: cf.
ESSART v.] Law. Make (forest land) arable by grubbing up trees and bushes.
| ln(t)t | n. L17. [Prob. f. LINCH n.2] 1 An unploughed strip as
a boundary between two fields. L17. 2 A slope or terrace along the
face of a chalk down; spec. (Archaeol.) a cultivation terrace. L18.lynchetted,
-eted a. (of land) cultivated by using terraces E20.
palm(p)sest | n., a., & v. Orig. in L & Gk forms -sestus,
-seston. M17. [L palimpsestus f. Gk palimpsestos, -on, f. palin again +
psestos pa. ppl formation on psen rub smooth.] A n. 1 Paper, parchment,
etc., prepared for writing on and wiping out, like a slate. M17-E18. 2
A paper, parchment, etc., on which the original writing has been effaced
to make way for other writing; a manuscript in which a later writing is
written over an effaced earlier writing. E19. 3 A monumental brass slab
turned and re-engraved on the reverse side. L19.
2 G. ORWELL All history
was a palimpsest, scraped clean and re-inscribed exactly as often as was
B adj. 1 Of a manuscript:
having the original writing effaced and superseded by later writing. M19.
2 Of a monumental brass: turned and re-engraved on the reverse. M19. 3
Geol. Exhibiting features produced at two or more distinct periods; spec.
in Petrogr., (of a rock) partially preserving the texture it had prior
to metamorphism. E20.
C v.t. Make into a
palimpsest; write again on (paper, parchment, etc.) after effacing the
original writing. E20.palimpsestic a. that is or that makes a palimpsest
| slki | a. & n. E20. [f. prec. + -Y1, -Y6.] A adj. (Orig. esp.
of a woman) gracefully or alluringly slender, sinuous
in movement, lithe; (of a garment) close-fitting and flowing. Also, stealthy,
furtive, dishonest. colloq. E20.
Glasgow Herald A slinky
gown of flat crepe. A. TYLER Walking that slinky way he has.
| snjs | a. L16. [Fr. sinueux or f. as SINUS: see -OUS.] 1 Characterized
by many curves; undulating; curving. L16. b transf. Complex, intricate.
M19. c fig. Not straight-forward or direct; dishonest, crooked. M19. 2
Supple, lithe, agile. L19.
1 T. C. WOLFE A sinuous
roadcurved up along the hillside. W. HENRY A sinuous, stomping line of
growling, drink-crazed warriors. 2 ANNE STEVENSON She found Richard's slender
sinuous body attractive.
sinuously adv. M19. sinuousness
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sceal on ethle domes wyrcean." An excellent man must (shall)
honour in his homeland.
Or perhaps, a man of use and purpose
must bring about judgement
in his native land. He must go out
into the world and put the
authority (spiritual and secular) into force.
My point is that the "til"
man must bring about action, he must
he must carry the expression of inward
turmoil into transformative
action. In a sense, by understanding
the remedy (the "bot",
which is a term of great legal importance)
of submission and restraint,
the "eorl" can then accomplish deeds
with zeal. I rely
heavily on "grfremman" here: to further, advance,
support, bring about,
bith se the his treowe gehealdeth..."
He is a worthy man who rules
by his trust (faith, pledge, etc.).
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 15:06:04 -0500 ANSAX
Bruce Gilchrist <bgilch@PO-BOX.MCGILL.CA>
the Battle of Worcester (3 September), Charles II had to flee from the
Cromwellian forces. He eventually made his way to Bramber were he had to
cross the substantial bridge over the
River Adur. The route to the coast then followed the present hill route
from Truleigh Hill to Old Shoreham via Mill Hill.
The story then says he ventured to Brighthelmstone (Brighton) where he
met the skipper of the Surprise, Tattersall, in a pub called the George.
The King and Tattersall and crew boarded the brig "Surprise" which departed
from Shoreham (15 October) for Fécamp in France when the tide was
Pepys became Secretary of the Admiralty.
Pepys diary said "they left when the tide was right". I have not
got the Tide Tables that far back to check the precise time. Shoreham harbour
had a tendency to silt up, and it may not have been possible to leave on
the neap tides. Still 3 days before the Full Moon would have been about
halfway between neaps and springs and my estimated time he left would have
been mid to late morning (needs proper checking though - under investigation).
The main debate would seem to be exactly where the "Surprise" was moored
will know that the tidal heights and range were much greater in the
17th century, somewhere near their maximum.
15 October 1651, 3 days before the Full Moon.
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