This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
9 May 2001: Volume 3 Issue 15
small Piper Cherokee aircraft heading for Shoreham
Airport crash landed on Lancing
beach missing the small expanse of sand at low tide and crashing into
the shingle bank. Luckily, the crowds on the beach recognised the plane
was going to crash and were able to get out of the way. The pilot and a
young child in the aircraft escaped without injury.
& 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
relatively fine but windy days come to an abrupt end with a thunderstorm
with continuous flashes of lightning and showers of heavy rain in the late
Nature & History - April Newsletter
first butterfly (species unidentified) of
the year over the shingle on the sea side of Widewater, but attention was
simultaneously distracted by a female Kestrel
from underneath the pale blue with streaks stood out from the blue sky
of the first fine and sunny day of the year. The female looks much larger
than a male and could be mistaken for a Sparrowhawk. This bird glided and
than paused for the familiar hover, before swooping off on the wind.
It is usually the male that is blue underneath.
to the web site by Ray Hamblett)
journal has been sent out to members of the British
Marine Life Study Society.
Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
Records on the Adur eForum (you have to join)
Marine Life Study Society has an alternative web site address for its
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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(O)Fr. atteindre ATTAIN v.: see -ER4.] 1 Hist. The action or process of
attainting; spec. the legal consequences of a sentence of death or outlawry,
i.e. forfeiture of estate, deprivation of rank or title, and loss of civil
rights generally. LME. 2 fig. Condemnation; dishonour; slander.
1 act of attainder, bill
of attainder: introduced in Parliament for attainting a person without
trial. 2 SHAKES. Rich. II Have mine honour soil'd With the attainder of
his slanderous lips. S. JOHNSON A resumption of ancestral claims, and a
kind of restoration to blood after the attainder of a trade.
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In the old days, the god Thor was fond of sitting
on the top of Treyford Hill for a rest. One day the Devil came by,
and seeing the five barrows, he took it into his head to amuse himself
leaping through the air from one to another. All this thumping and jumping
disturbed Thor, who woke up in a temper, and shouted: 'Go Away!'.
But Old Nick only laughed and jeered at him. 'Poor old Thor!' he said.
'Don't you wish you could jump like me? But your too old to be jumping
about', said he. The words were no sooner out of his mouth
than Thor upped with a huge stone and hurled it straight at him. It got
him full in the midriff, just as he was in the middle of his finest jump.
So the old Devil, he gave a great yell, and he took himself off double
quick. And he has never been seen there from that day to this, though of
course the mounds are still there."
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Saxon Place Names In Sussex
: Þunor and Burh (Fortified place) or Beorg (Barrow)
Borough (Edwards 1801 Plate. 8)
Hill lies within the Downs north of Shoreham in West Sussex. The features
that probably give the hill its name lie on the southern summit of the
hill (TQ 229084) and include a Barrow and an enclosed settlement. Though
the current form would indicate the site has been named after the barrow,
which is the generally accepted view, the word borough recorded in 1801
could derive from either a barrow or a fortified place, both of which are
present on the hill. Only earlier forms will decide which word the second
element of the name is derived from, along with whether the site is named
after Thunor at all. It should also be noted here that some lynchets on
the south side of the hill are known as Thunders Steps (Gurd & Jacobs
1924 p.83). Coates (1980 p.316) considers the name possibly relates to
Thunor pending the discovery of earlier forms. The enclosure, when excavated,
produced dating evidence from the early Iron-Age to the Romano-British
period (Curwen & Curwen 1930 p.258,Burstow 1942 p.192).
it was a relatively modern invented name (Andy Horton)
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Adur Festival programme has been delivered to Adur residents and is available
at the Civic Centre with lots of exciting events, including World Oceans
Day, Glastonwick, Beach Dreams, Escape of King Charles II, Marlipins Museum
Exhibitions, Music Workshops and Performances including Richard Durant,
John Renbourne, The Hofners, Harry Strutters, as well as Adult Education,
Art Exhibitions and Talks, Special Religious Services, Comedies and
Adur Civic Centre
4 June 2001 to 15 June 2001 weekdays.
you wish to contribute please contact:
first contact is:
will need details of your exhibits, so the preferred method of the first
communication is by EMail with full details.
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