is the first published Electronic Newspaper for
and District, West Sussex, England
February 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 6
FUTURE OF SHOREHAM TOLL
West Sussex County Council's
group of chairmen is recommending that at least £75,000 of County
Council money should be made available to carry out work on historic Shoreham
The bridge, owned by West
Sussex County Council, is Grade II* listed and engineers who are experts
in historic structures are currently looking into the future of the bridge.
The County Council's main
aim to date has been to ensure the bridge remains safe for people to use
and to keep it open for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Ian Elliott, Chairman of
West Sussex County Council and member for Shoreham, said: "The County Council
has a millennium fund and our chairmen, recognising the importance of this
historic structure, are recommending money is set aside for work on the
"This money would be used
to attract further funding such as lottery grants, which we are looking
into at the moment.
"We believe restoring the
bridge - which dates back to 1781 - would be an ideal project to mark the
"We are also going to set
up an organisation called The Friends of Shoreham Toll Bridge to help to
see that the structure is cared for in the future."
The Friends group would exist
to promote understanding about the restoration issues, to study the history
of the bridge, to advise from the public's point of view on the sort of
restoration work people would find acceptable and to act as a focus for
Anyone interested in becoming
involved should contact Mr Elliott at Chairman's Office, Edes House, West
Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ.
Officers and councillors
have been in regular contact with Adur District Council and the Shoreham
Society about the bridge.
The Policy and Resources
Committee will be asked to make a decision on the chairmen's recommendations.
For more information about
this news release, please contact Hilary Makin on 01243 777114
provided by Nigel Sweet (Labour Councillor, Adur DC)
Toll Bridge notes
The wooden Toll Bridge is
a Grade II listed
building.The decking was replaced in 1984. The deck timbers and parapets
are rotten in parts. However, the temporary fencing is unattractive, obstructive,
and probably potentially dangerous. It is the WSCC that are responsible
for the bridge as the highways authority.
Please send any comments
Andy Horton Glaucus@hotmail.com
the weather clement for early February, but the days still short, so it
remains dark for the low springs when the mussel beds are revealed by the
ebbing tide, a solitary Oystercatcher, amongst the Black-headed
Gulls, foraged at dusk. I thought just for one moment the Oystercatcher
was stabbing at the mussels, but it wasn't, merely probing between the
shells of crabs and worms.
February 2000. 12:45 am (early morning)
2 Learning Zone
of Man" by J. Bronowski Episode
Is anybody able to tell me
the tallest tree in Shoreham, or Adur?
Treespotters Site (External):
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
of the Earth SSSI Navigator
There heard I naught but seething
Ice-cold wave, awhile a
song of swan.
There came to charm me
And whimbrels' trills for
the laughter of men,
Kittiwake (Gull) singing
instead of mead (?)
Storms there the stacks
thrashed, there answered them the tern
With icy feathers; full
oft the erne wailed round
the Seafarer (the first known manuscript was from the beginning of the
last Millennium, circa 1000) from the Shell Bird Book by James Fisher
Ebury Press & Michael Joseph 1966 )
7181 5008 2
of Anglo-Saxon England
of the Month
| ptmant | n. & a. M16. [Fr. portemanteau f. porte- stem of porter
carry, PORT v.1 + manteau MANTLE n. Cf. POCKMANTY.] A n. Pl.-s, -x
| -z | . 1 A case or bag for carrying clothing etc. when travelling, esp.
one made of stiff leather and hinged at the back so as to open into two
equal parts. M16. 2 A rack or arrangement of pegs for hanging clothes
on. Now rare. E18.
1 SMOLLETT Their trunks
and portmanteaus must be carried to the Custom-house.
B attrib. or as adj.
Of a word, expression, etc.: consisting of a blend, both in spelling and
meaning, of two other words. Of a description, expression, etc.: of
general or widespread application. L19. 2 Ling. Designating a morph
which represents two morphemes simultaneously. M20.
1 Punch We must 'brunch'.
Truly an excellent portmanteau word. Listener 'Culture.' This portmanteau
word has been indispensable.
from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc.
Blends ... called portmanteau
words, such as "motorcade" from "motor cavalcade." To this group belong
dormobiles, or dormitory automobiles, and a travel monologue becomes a
travelogue and a telegram sent by cable a cablegram. Aviation electronics
becomes avionics; biology electronics, bionics; and nuclear electronics,
nucleonics. In computerese a binary unit is a bit. In astrophysics a quasistellar
source of radio energy becomes a quasar, and a pulsating star becomes a
(c) 1996 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Plus (March 2000) includes a full copy of AutoSketch 5 on it
cover disc.This is an adequate drawing program and I see it as my first
choice for small scale drawings. It seems easy to use. There is also the
opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of the program.
can be embedded in Java Script in hypertext files. It is no longer safe
to open these files from an unknown source, and is probably not even safe
to open them from a known source until the virus-checkers catch up with
the new threat.
can be Java-Script disabled, but this is somewhat limiting as many web
sites make use of Java Script to improve the appearance of the sites, e.g.
rollover images. Java-Script can do much more than this.
Latest Virus Information
web site featured in the Chris Geiger column in the Evening Argus on
2 February 2000 as a local web site to visit. It was recommended by Neil
Slater of Storrington, who is not on the mailing list. This is only the
second time this site has been recommended (the first was by the Natural
History Book Service), although the British
Marine Life Study Society web site is
recommended by Encylopaedia Britannica,
Scientist and others.
1833 The Norfolk Suspension
Bridge was opened. It was the same design as the famous Chain Bridge that
crosses the River Danube between Buda and Pest in Hungary. The first Norfolk
Bridge was designed by W. Tierney Clarke and Captain Samuel Brown. It was
replaced by a Bow String Girder Bridge in 1922, which was in turn replaced
by a Concrete Box Bridge in 1987.
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
25 February 2000
Music evening at the Airport Bar
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remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other
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