HulcShoreham-by-Sea: Selected Events 1998 - 2002

Diary of the major events likely to be of interest to visitors to Shoreham-by-Sea. Regular updates.
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31 August 2002 & 1 September 2002
11:30 am 5:00 pm
BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIR SHOW
at Shoreham Airport

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SHOREHAM AIR SHOW
ADUR BATH TUB RACE
SHOREHAM HARBOUR OPEN DAY
ADUR FESTIVAL

29 June 2002
Memorial for Sarah Payne
at Buckingham Park

5 - 14 June 2002
The Adur Valley Biodiversity Network 2002 Exhibition commences in the Adur Civic Centre foyer.

4 June 2002

VINTAGE CAR FAIR  at Buckingham Park

1 June 2002
Launch of ADUR FESTIVAL  and
Adur WORLD OCEANS DAY Exhibition at Coronation Green, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Photograph by Ray HamblettAdur was one of the leaders in the United Kingdom when it presented an Exhibition celebrating the official World Oceans Day. The event took place on Saturday 1 June 2002 in Shoreham-by-Sea, on Coronation Green (TQ 216050), adjacent to the footbridge over the River Adur, with the start of the Adur Festival.

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Artificial Life-sized Bottle-nosed Dolphin at Adur World Oceans DayAdur World Oceans Day Picture Portfolio 2002 (by Ray Hamblett)
Adur World Oceans Day 2002   Programme of Events

Adur World Oceans Day 2001 Report
Adur World Oceans Day Picture Portfolio
World Oceans Day Smart Group

1  May 2002
MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS
WITH SOMPTING MORRIS MEN AND SHOREHAM FOLK DANCE GROUP

7 March 2002
The new HMS Shoreham minesweeper visits Shoreham.
Shoreham Harbour (with photograph)


2001

1 & 2 September 2001

BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIR SHOW
at Shoreham Airport


The  2001 Bath Tub Race was cancelled because of Foot & Mouth Disease restrictions and the livestock in the meadows adjoining the river, which would be thronged with thousands of spectators.
 

18 April 2001
Adur Festival Programme

The 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 much more.

 

 

Adur World Oceans Day 2001

Please express any interest before 30 April 2001:
Andy Horton (British Marine Life Study Society)
Glaucus@hotmail.com
or
Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council)
natalie.brahma-pearl@adur.gov.uk

Adur World Oceans Day 2001 web page

AWOD Marquee Floor Plan


BIODIVERSITY DISPLAY
at Adur Civic Centre 
Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

Monday 4 June 2001 to 15 June 2001 weekdays.

If you wish to contribute please contact:

The first contact is:
Andy Horton   Glaucus@hotmail.com
Tel:  01273 465433
I will need details of your exhibits, so the preferred method of the first communication is by EMail with full details.

Further Details (link)

 


2000
 
 

2/3 September 2000

BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIR SHOW
at Shoreham Airport



15 July 2000

BATH TUB RACE

Jimmy Case started the 2000 Adur Bath Tub Race.

The River Adur hosts one of the most important events in Shoreham-by-Sea and Sussex when about a hundred cast iron bath tubs race from Bramber to New Shoreham in the annual race. Often mentioned in the press as a wacky race, it is far superior to raft-races because the craft based on cast iron baths have to be constructed to precise rules (craft that exceed the dimensions are disqualified). There are no rules on the method of human-powered propulsion and pedal machines can sometimes nearly compete with rowers.

Although the race is slightly less popular than its heyday in the early 1980s, the banks of the river will be lined on both sides several deep with spectators for the 4 miles in a football match sized crowd. One of the best vantage points is the Toll Bridge, but WSCC have still not repaired the bridge, which is obstructed by the temporary barriers.

Bath Tub Race

15 July 2000

Bath Tub Race 2000

The RNLI craft crewed by the Huxtable Brothers (Jim Partridge was not rowing this year on medical advice) came in first in 1 hour 6 minutes 23 sec followed closely behind by last years winners the Martin Brothers in the Hills tub.

It was an overcast day and with an early start at 12:45 pm (on a much earlier date*) the crowd was only about a quarter of normal years. The early date meant the tide was not as high and the eighth or ninth tub in got stranded on the mussel beds opposite Ropetackle and struggled to refloat in the main stream of the Adur.

The record time was 1 hour 2 minutes.

(* best available date for the tides. )

1999 Race Details



8 July

SHOREHAM  MARITIME  FESTIVAL

 Sunday  9 July 2000

Shoreham Port Open Day (link)
Sussex Yacht Club Events


8 July

St. Botolphs Summer Fête
(including a miniature railway)
Directions by bicycle (link)


  • 10-11 June 2000
  • Events on weekday evenings during the week ending 16 June 2000.
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  • Major music event on Beach Green, Shoreham Beach.
  • part of the Adur Festival
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  • 2-3 June 200
  • GLASTONWICK 2000
  • Major music event with Attila the Stockbroker & friends at the Barn Theatre & Community Centre

  • part of the Adur Festival

    3 June

    ADUR  ARTS  FESTIVAL
     

     
    World Oceans Day
    World Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Biodiversity Conference Earth Summit of World Leaders in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Events will occur all around the world on and around this day. World Oceans Day offers the opportunity for people to join in with others to increase the understanding of the wildlife of the oceans and the marine environment.

    The British Marine Life Study Society will be participating in the Adur Exhibition to be held at Shoreham-by-Sea on 3 June 2000. Members in other parts of the British Isles are encouraged to organize their own exhibitions.
     

    World Oceans Day 2000 (Link)

    20-24 April 2000

    ADUR BEER FESTIVAL

     

    Shoreham Airport Society  Programme of Events
    http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/keith-hove/sasfile/prog.htm


    1999


    7 December 1999

    Christmas Shopping Day  in Shoreham
    Centre:  Brunswick Road (south of the Railway Station)


    10/11/12 September

    BRITISH MOTORBIKE FEDERATION
    Reunion Meeting open to the public
    Venue:  Shoreham Airport

    Bands at the Marquee on 10/11th:   Damned, Captain Sensible + others


    4/5 September 1999  (Sat/Sun)

    BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIR SHOW

    Shoreham Airport


    17 August - 30 September 1999
    Those Magnificent Men and Women in their Flying Machines

    Early biplane taking off from Worthing Beach  c. 1911

    Photographic Exhibition at the Marlipins Museum


    11 August 1999
    Total Eclipse of the Sun over Cornwall  c.11.11 am
    Partial Eclipse at Shoreham-by-Sea, figures (unofficial):
     
     9.30 am  40000 Lux
    10.00  45000      ¤ 
    10.38  35000
    10.48  32000
    10.54  30000
    11.02  21000       ¤
    11.07  13000
    11.09  11000      ¤
    11.10  10000
    11.13   5000
    11.16   4000       ¤ 
    11.22  
    11.25   6000

    The difference between 4000 Lux and 500 Lux is about 4 aperture stops on a camera settings. There was still enough light to take a photograph, like an overcast day or a prelude to a thunderstorm.
    On a clear day, the temperature in the sun varied from 25° C at 10.00 am to 18° C at the maximum amount of the eclipse.


    31 July 1999

    Bath Tub Race 1999

    The Hills team crewed by the Martin (Tony & Jon) Brothers won in a time of 1 hour 10 min, about a minute ahead of the RNLI tub crewed by Jim Partridge and Peter Huxtable, who had won for the previous 9 years.
    The race took place in a 29° C heatwave, with a southerly breeze, and was started by Sally Gunnell.



    Knowhere Events   http://www.knowhere.co.uk/82_events.html

    World Oceans Day


    5/6 September 1998  (Sat/Sun)

    BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIR SHOW

    Shoreham Airport

    Overcast conditions. Largest event in Shoreham this year.


     25 July 1998

    Bath Tub Race 1998

    Starts Bramber Bridge and finishes at Adur Recreation Ground, Shoreham-by-Sea. Vantage points all along the route on both sides of the river from Bramber to Shoreham. Cycle track on the east side of the river. Towpaths on west side likely to be too crowded for cycling. Fair at Adur Recreation Ground (on the west side of the Norfolk Bridge). Pubs in Bramber including the Bridge Inn adjacent to the start of the race. Red Lion, Shoreham, is near the Toll Bridge, which is another crowded view point. Local rock bands at the Bridge Inn, Shoreham (on the Shoreham [east] side of the Norfolk Bridge).

    TheRNLI Bath Tub, crewed by Jim Partridge and Peter Huxtable, came in first for the 12th time and the 9th year running. The time was 1 hour 6 minutes, in a relatively close race, just one minute ahead of the second-placed tub.


    Over 100 cast iron bath tubs start the race at Bramber.
    Special rules apply for the construction of the cast iron Bath Tubs. All tubs must be officially entered. 


     

    Morris Dancing

    1 May 1998.
    May Day celebrations with Shoreham Folk Dance Society and Sompting Village Morris group. This is a long standing traditional celebration, dating back to about 1956, or earlier.

    The Chanctonbury Morris Group outside the King's Head in the early 1980's.
     
     

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