Education Resource

The River Adur has its source in the South Downs, southern England and cuts its way through the soft chalk to its mouth. At low tide the River Adur cuts a narrow fast running channel through the mud flats in the middle of Shoreham-by-Sea as it rushes out to sea through the two long piers that mark the entrance to Shoreham Harbour.

Mock Bridge

Two Images from the Presentation

The river is interesting at mid-tide when half the mud flats are revealed. The mud flats become a roost for gulls and other birds, especially during the winter. Waders and birds on the mud include Ringed Plover, Dunlins and Lapwing, which are all commonly seen in the colder months.  Redshanks sound the first warning at the anticipation of danger. Boats and wooden posts are occupied by Cormorants fanning their wings after feeding on eels and flatfish.

A Presentation for Schools

Andy Horton

NB: A small correction was made on 3 September 2013 and users are recommended to download the new versions.
The very latest version includes the opening of the Adur Ferry Bridge.

Images only licenced for educational and private use. Commercial use is not permitted.

The file downloads as a Zip file and needs to be uncompressed as a Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 presentation
Please be patient. This is a large file and may a two minutes or more to download.
The test download took 100 seconds.
It is recommended after downloading the Zip file, the Powerpoint file is then extracted to a separate folder before viewing.

A anomaly has been discovered for people using later versions of Powerpoint 2007 and 2010 reading Powerpoint files created in Powerpoint 2003.
The original file has now been saved as a Powerpoint 2007 format to enable it to be read in later versions of Powerpoint.
This new version can be downloaded by pressing the blue button below.

Extended versions with video files are available on request from schools
If in doubt of which version to upload, please click on the blue button immediately above this text.

Alternative Viewing (One Drive)

I have found using Internet Explorer under Windows 7 you will need to open the zipped file rather than save it to access the Powerhead presentation

Powerpoint 2003 compatible version

Schools can request a copy on DVD or pen stick.

Emergency Link for a version (videos will not work)

If you have any problems downloading or viewing the file, please send an Email by clicking on the button below:

Enquiries to Andy Horton

The video version requires both Windows Media Manager and Quick Time installed on the computer to run the videos

Microsoft Compatibility Pack (enabling the 2007 files to be viewed and edited on Powerpoint 2003)

Contents List

Enquiries to Andy Horton

River Adur Project
Education Resource Group

Water Cycle: Sample Page
Click on the image to view

River Adur at Dusk
View of the Adur Ferry Bridge from the Norfolk Bridge

Further Information links:

Link to the Opening Video

Revised November 2013
Opening of the Adur Ferry Bridge.
A brief documentary on the development of the £9.8 million bridge across the River Adur in Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex.

The new Adur Ferry Bridge
Opening Day 13 November 2013

Click on the image for the video

by Stuart Spicer

Accompanying photographic galleryflickr

History of St. Mary de haura Parish Church, New Shoreham

St. Nicolas Church, Old Shoreham

Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust

River Adur Page

Glossary of River Terms

Silt (National Geographic)

BBC River Flooding & Management (GCSE Bitesize)

Postcards of the Floods at Bramber

WSCC Old footbridge replacement (the new swing bridge)

Downs Link Cyclepath

Cycle Routes in West Sussex

Birds of the Adur Estuary RSPB

History of Shoreham Cement Works

History of Shoreham (Timeline)

Geograph Project: the River Adur in pictures

Development of Shoreham Harbour (by Judith Middleton)

Adur Valley group on facebook

Bridges of Shoreham (1)
Bridges of Shoreham (2)
Port of Shoreham

A short pictorial history of the death of the Shoreham footbridge and the birth of the Adur Swingbridge (link to video by Jeremy Croucher).

Royal Escape Presentation

Adur World Oceans Day 2013
Presentation Download

Secrets of Shoreham (Powerpoint)


Evening Argus
Shoreham Herald
BBC Report

Click on the image for the video documentary (prior to the opening)

Documentary 1

Opening Day Gallery (still images)
Opening Day Gallery (video of stills)
Swing Mechanism in Operation (Opening Day video)

Adur Ferry Bridge Gallery of Construction
Swing Bridge and Demolition of the Footbridge

Shoreham-by-Sea Homepage

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