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History in the Making
Important Events 1997 et.seq
Adur News Bulletins
Shoreham-by-Sea 9: Diary of Events
Shoreham next to new Power Station
The new Power Station chimney at Shoreham
Harbour has now been erected. I estimate it to be 100 metres high (the
height was not written in the Evening Argus report - the old chimney was
107 metres high). The new Gas Power Station is expected to be completed
by the winter.
25 April 1999
Police launch a murder hunt after a policeman Jeff Tooley is knocked
down and killed by a white Renault van just after midnight on the A259
coast road at Shoreham. The van was found burnt out in Hove. This
is the first murder of a Police Officer in Sussex.
Police Hotline: 01273 44 00 55.
1 February 1999
A 3 metres* long female Mako Shark,
oxyrinchus, (the consensus now seems that it
is a Porbeagle) was caught three miles off Brighton by cod
fishermen and brought into Monteum Fish Market at nearby Shoreham-by-Sea.
The shark weighed 172 kg (378 lb). The largest shark normally caught
in Sussex seas is the Tope,
galeus, and then only occasionally. Rarely Porbeagle Sharks,
nasus, have even been caught, but this is my first report of a Mako.
in the Shoreham Herald.
[* One report said 2.2 metres, excluding the
Letter to Shoreham Herald
PS: On further examination the shark looks like
a Porbeagle. Andy Horton 11/2/99.
Further investigation underway.
The consensus now seems that it is a Porbeagle.
Herdson, Marcus Goodsir, Pål Enger, Philip Vas, Steve Barker &
Tom's Guide to the Differences between the Porbeagle & Mako Shark
5 Porbeagle Sharks were landed at the fish market
in Plymouth from September 1998 to February
1999, the largest being a female of 243 cm
(115 kg). Doug Herdson. Porbeagle
landed in Guernsey on 10
March 1999. Sarah Fowler, Shark Trust.
The Porbeagle has a secondary caudal keel. The
Mako is a southern species, whereas the Porbeagle is a temperate water
species and found all around the British Isles.
in the News 1998
4 December 1997. Lois Capel was born in Newtimber Gardens, Shoreham.
(see entry for May 1997 'Closure of Southlands
Hospital Maternity Ward').
Southlands Hospital Maternity Ward
7 June 1997. Southlands Maternity Ward closes for good. This means that
there will be none, or few, children born again in the town of Shoreham.
In 1997, 2,339 babies came into the world for the first time at Southlands.
The first barge loads of Norwegian rock are dumped on the beach at Shoreham
to form substantial sea defences for the 21st century. At present the longshore
drift and movement of shingle from west to east is alleviated by a
long row of wooden groynes. Eventually 12 massive rock groynes will be
constructed, with an additional replenishment of shingle.
Reg Leggett died on 31 December 1996 and he will remembered for his initiatives
in the preservation of historic buildings and successful prevention of
numerous schemes that would have totally wrecked the character of Shoreham.
These development schemes included the 1969 Saltings Bridge development
that would have sacrificed New Shoreham to traffic. The creation of the
Shoreham by-pass was the result of his strenuous efforts and this scheme
protected Old Shoreham and proved a far-sighted view. Reg Leggett founded
the Shoreham Historic Trust and Shoreham Preservation Society (now superseded
by the Shoreham Society). This Shoreham-by-Sea Web Site commenced the following