This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
12 April 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 15
Adur Quality of Life
Parish Hall 7.00 - 9.00 pm
Contact: Natalie Brahma-Pearl
District Council Tel: 01273
an absolutely awful day with heavy rain and temperatures only a few °
above freezing, the hall was full up with about 45 visitors, all in the
older age group.
Phil Sivell presented
a 30 minute talk on Global Warming. It is difficult for anybody
other than a specialist meteorologist to give a critical appraisal. The
talk accepted that Global Warming was already in progress (accepted
by most scientists) but what is almost impossible to judge is the
whether the man-made emissions etc. are in important in comparison with
Phil Sivell painted the
picture of an increase in the average temperatures, with more rainfall,
windier wetter winters, hotter drier summers, and a whopping increase (54
cm) in the sea level by the year 2080. 50% of the rise would be because
of thermal expansion of warmer water, and the remaining 50% due to melting
of water currently locked up in ice. The reasons for the British climate
change were not given in the short amount of time available. He presented
selected facts showing a regular increase in the average temperature since
The effects are irreversible
in the short, or even the medium (lifetimes of people alive today) term.
time scale was not absolutely clear. The point he made is that the
plans for change have to be made according to the current forecasts.
Generally, he seemed to
paint a scenario that required a change in current planning practices.
Andy Horton asked whether there was any evidence of sea temperature and
This detailed information
was not available to the speaker at the present time.
Global Warming: a few
sites: not necessarily the best as I have not undertaken a full survey.
send any comments (especially about the Global Warming talk) to:
1404 Shoreham suffered
encroachment by the sea. The shipbuilding centre of La Pende (south west
of Shoreham) probably disappeared under the sea during this century.
(Pende is mentioned from
1359 to 1420 only. Its location is not known. In 1587, a lagoon at Lancing
was called Penhowse. This is unlikely to have been the present
1586 The greatest
part of New Shoreham is ruined and under water.
(Although the residents
of Shoreham did not know at the time, theoretical highest range of
because of the alignment of the Moon and Sun in relation ship to the Earth
occurs only every 1600 years with the last maximum around the year 1600.
There were considerable floods all around the south coast of England and
in the Netherlands.)
1703 A great storm
shattered the town of Shoreham. This major storm of 26 November caused
destruction on the English Channel coast of England killing over 8000 people.
just over 100 years the longshore drift had deflected the harbour entrance
3 miles to the east of New Shoreham.
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
second successive sunny day with a north-east wind. In a mild winter, sunny
days have been few and far between. A Weasel, Mustela nivalis,
was seen successfully crossing the busy four-lane A27 main south coast
road near the Sussex Pad.
Report by Ray
Old Fort sea defences on the River Adur side have been extensively repaired and
re-landscaped. a solitary Brent Goose, seen before at this location
in spring, foraged along the incoming tide line. Its previous foraging
zone has been been replaced by lumps of a hard granite-like rock from Norway.
Both near the Shoreham Harbour piers and between the Shoreham Motor Yacht
Club and the beach, the gravel has been extensively shifted around obliterating
the shingle plants, especially Sea
Campion, Yellow-horned Poppy
and Rock Samphire.
on the Old Fort changes
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Yes they do. We have a Greater
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bats leave the roost and hang up in a tree for up to half an hour before
flying off to feed, and Sparrowhawks have been known to fly in & pluck
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site gives a picture portrait of a Sussex village. It is a world that seems
to be on its way out, and not really one that I am familiar with. Beware,
some pages are image heavy and take quite a long time to appear on screen.
Wednesday 19 April 2000
Miller Anderson at the
Waterside Inn (formerly the Lady Jane)
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an opportunity to sponsor the journal "Glaucus"
of the British Marine Life Study Society.
remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other
publications, including Torpedo.
is also available for the Adur Torpedo Electronic News Bulletin
and the Shoreham-by-Sea web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre
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