This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
11 March 2002 : Volume 4
Shoreham, minesweeper, sails into Shoreham Harbour for the first time about
was built by Vosper Thornycroft (UK) Ltd was launched at Southampton on
1693 a fifth rate Man o' War was built at Shoreham, called the "Shoreham"
and engaged in cruising and convoy duties from 1694-97 and the Royal Navy
was in existence then, as King Charles II came back in 1660.
Euromin wharfage catches fire and the inferno requires 20 Fire Engines
and over 100 firefighters.
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restless and very "loud" almost greeny yellow butterfly
was seen near Shermanbury
as we enjoyed the first fine sunny weather of the year. It was probably
Lagoon, a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers
themselves and dived under the water. The Little
Egret was still there fishing in the shallows.
spawn of the nudibranch (sea slug) Onchidoris
bilamellata was recorded under Worthing
(x 8+) were noticeable amongst the energetic Dunlins
(x 50+) and Grey Plovers
with all of the common gulls on the mud north of the railway viaduct on
the Adur estuary.
0.6 metre low tide revealed a single specimen of the sea anemone Sagartiogetun
undatus, but as the area below the Tide Level Marker was still
under water, there could be other sea anemones,
as this is the best known location for this sea anemone that I know. A
single specimen of the nudibranch (sea slug) Onchidoris
bilamellata was also discovered under a barnacle encrusted
rock. This species is common in spring when it comes into breed on the
exposed shores at Ovingdean and Worthing
but on this sheltered shore it is rare. Some Oysters
were large enough for eating and one Whelk was
buried at cockle-depth in the sand.
the mud flats the most noticeable birds were three Oystercatchers
which have been less seen than normal this winter. Some other birds were
making a tremendous amount of noise, including one unseen Redshank
sent all the birds bar the gulls into flight. Their warning call was supplemented
by a chippy call, more presistent and harsher, but it could be mistaken
for the call of a Turnstone.
may be at least two Little Egrets
regularly on the River Adur this year as one was
seen in a field to the rear of the cottage near Cuckoo's Corner (first
carpark from the south on the
and another wading in the shallow pools surrounded by mussel
beds underneath the Railway Viaduct.
Of course, the bird may have flown from Cuckoo's Corner quicker than I
are currently the second most predominant bird in my south Lancing garden
185 046) with the House
Sparrow at number one.
normally number 6 to 10 birds but often exceed that. There have been up
to 12 Greenfinches about 3:1 females to males. A typical count would be
around 6 birds.
is visiting regularly, flitting and hopping rather mouse-like through the
shrubbery, picking out small grubs.
appears daily mostly feeding from the ground on small insects.
was seen once at the weekend on the ground in the garden.
pair of Collared Doves
are settling in to the Hawthorn tree. A pair appear every spring and begin
nest building, I have not yet seen a successful brood produced.
Nature & History - December 2001 Newsletter
Ring Photographic Gallery for October
Saxon Chronicle AD 477 - 491
cuom Ælle on Bretenlond & his .iii. suna, Cymen & Wlencing
& Cissa, mid .iii. scipum on þa stowe þe is nemned Cymenesora,
& þær ofslogon monige Wealas & sume on fleame bedrifon
on þone wudu þe is genemned Andredesleage.
Ælle gefeaht wiþ Walas neah Mearcrædesburnan stæðe.
Ælle & Cissa ymbsæton Andredescester & ofslogon alle
þa þe þærinne eardedon; ne wearþ þær
forþon an Bret to lafe.
by Myles Birket Foster 1825-1899
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Archaeological Society EGroup
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| kn | v.2t. & i. Also cann, US conn, cun. Infl.
-nn-. E17. [App. weakened form of COND.] Direct the steering of (a ship).
I had assumed that our "conn" derives from the OE cunnan (as most
of our nautical terms come from the OE); but it comes from the Latin conducere
via French conduire -"to lead together." Ed
| knta | n. L19. [f. CON v.2 + -ING1 + TOWER n.1] The (armoured)
pilot-house of a warship; the superstructure of a submarine from which
the vessel may be directed when on or near the surface.
| juzjfrLktjuri | n. & a. E17. [L usufructuarius, f. as prec.:
see -ARY1.] A n. 1 Rom. & Sc. Law. A person who holds property in usufruct.
E17. 2 gen. A person who has the use, enjoyment, or profitable possession
of or of something. E17. B adj. Rom. & Sc. Law. Of or pertaining
to usufruct; of the nature of usufruct. E18.
| dners, dnrs | n. Pl. -rii | -rL, -ri | . LME. [L (ellipt.
for denarius nummus coin containing ten [asses]), f. deni by tens, distrib.
of decem ten. Cf DENIER n.2, DENAR.] Hist. 1 An ancient Roman
silver coin, orig. of the value of ten asses. Also occas., an English
or British penny (as the origin of the abbrev. d. in # s. d. etc.). LME.
2 A unit of weight equal to that of a Roman silver denarius. LME.
3 More fully golden denarius. An ancient Roman gold coin worth 25 silver
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Adur at Stretham
the point where the it meets the Roman Road
by Allen Pollard
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