This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
December 2001: Volume 3 Issue 41
Port Authority announce plans to build high density homes on the small
yachting park next to the Waterside
Inn on Shoreham
beach at the south end of the footbridge. I dare say the homes would
be the popular with the first class view illustrated below at high tide.
it certainly puts a kybosh on the idea of developing the Ferry Road slipway
as an alternative to enable the the planned Ropetackle
development to obstruct the existing slipway at Ropetackle (Little
Sussex Structure Plan 2001-2016
Structure Plan Deposit Draft
the new West Sussex Structure Plan is published it will be known as the
"Deposit Draft" because the Plan will be "deposited" in the public domain
for a period of 6 weeks.
only representations received during the official period which runs
4th January to 15th February 2002 will be considered by the Inquiry Panel.
West Sussex Highways
Downs National Park : Proposed Area
November 2001, the Countryside Agency
will be starting a public consultation on the designation of a National
Park for the South Downs.
Downs National Park Proposals: Maps
detailed maps do NOT seem to work)
Map (but not detailed enough)
Downs Landscape Character Area Map
The Countryside Agency is
to hold a series of road shows to get feedback on the South Downs National
Park proposals. Provisional details are:
14th Jan, The Steyning Centre, Steyning 11.00 - 18.00
2nd Feb, The Shoreham Centre 11.30 - 15.30
Please consult the Countryside
Agency website http://www.countryside.gov.uk/proposednationalparks
for latest info
on the URL for the complete map.
send any comments to: Andy Horton
Wagtails are back flitting around the
back streets of Shoreham for the winter. They seem a bit late this year.
One or twos had been seen in the preceding weeks and there were hundreds
in the countryside.
few (at least three) Great Tits
were seen in the conifer tree, Monterey Pine, next to the twitten
to the east of the Health Centre in Pond Road, Shoreham, just north of
St. Mary de Haura churchyard. This bird is a tricky identification from
a fleeting glance as they can be mistaken for the locally rare Coal
Tits. The identification was made because
of their size, appearing bulkier than the Blue
Tit. These tits have frequently been seen
before in churchyards and on the Adur Levels (cycle
route from Old Shoreham to Bramber).
cold dry breeze and temperatures just above freezing and all the leaves
already stripped from the deciduous trees enabled a Jay
be noticed in the large back garden adjoining the south-west corner of
Buckingham Park, Shoreham. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a large
garden with an Oak
tree, this colourful member of the crow family, Corvidae,
is unusual in Shoreham. My attention was drawn by commotion this bird caused
amongst the three perching Wood Pigeons.
very late and battered Red
Admiral Butterfly settled on a Hebe shrub
in my Lancing garden (TQ 185 046).
Thrush is reported from St. Mary de Haura
churchyard. Although, I thought of this as a bird that is regularly seen,
I have not recalled seeing this bird species this year. Song
Thrushes have been more prevalent in 2001.
The cats get them in the town, but they survive in the tree-lined fringes
of Buckingham Park.
very small falcon flew rapidly parallel with the footbridge the full 150
metres width of the River Adur into the evergreen shrubbery by the bungalows
at the south end. It was probably a first year Kestrel.
appeared much smaller and drabber than the normal handsome tiercel,
possibly a tiercelet.
Falcon is spotted again (first report on these pages) roosting
on Southwick Power Station in Shoreham harbour.
deer, probably Roe Deer,
are seen for the first time in Ricardo's Test Field (TQ 201 062) next to
the A27 trunk road and east of the Sussex Pad.
Richard Ivell has contacted the Friends
of Widewater Lagoon via vice chairman Derek Neate and recalls his pleasure
in the early 1970's when he and Dick Manuel, 'the authority on British
sea anemones' were able to locate and identify a very elusive sea anemone
mentions that he tried several times to get the Lagoon's ecological importance
recognised at a time when plans had been put forward to turn the lagoon
into a Boating Lake !
information and a photograph can be found on the page below.:
ivelli is a very small anemone only reaching an expanded length of
20 mm and a diameter (excluding tentacles) of 1.25 mm.
British Anthozoa by R. L Manuel.
(Academic Press: Synopsis of British Fauna series) ISBN 0.12.470050.0 This
is the 1981 edition.
of sea anemones are a burrowing species, whereas most sea anemones have
a base (basal disc) to which they attach themselves to hard substrates.
For this reason they are usually discovered by sifting through samples
of mud. One common species Edwardsia claparedii can reach 12 cm
long so this species can be seen with its long tentacles expanded above
the surface of the mud in which it lives. This species is common in the
English Channel in shallow waters, but because of its unobtrusive nature
it is rarely recorded. Even when this anemones are collected in mud samples,
there anemone appearance is not noticeable immediately as they need to
settle out and be allowed to expand. Most sea anemones retract when disturbed
sea anemones, if damaged, can still remain alive and grow with a reduced
number of tentacles. This presents are problem when identifying new species
as they could be damaged versions of a commoner species.
Nature & History - November 2001 Newsletter
Ring Photographic Gallery for October
CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Gillespie and J. Fred Coots
better watch out, you better not cry
not pout, I'm telling you why:
Claus is comin' to town
making a list and checking it twice
find out who's naughty and nice
Claus is comin' to town
sees you when you're sleepin'
knows when you're awake
knows if you've been bad or good
be good for goodness sake
You better watch out, you better not cry
not pout, I'm telling you why:
Claus is comin' to town
Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, looking westwards
the Great Snow Storm near the end of the 19th century (1881)
Archaeological Society EGroup
of the Week
| lf | n. L18. [Fr. glyphe f. Gk gluphe carving, rel. to gluphein
carve.] 1 Archit. An ornamental groove or channel, usu. vertical. L18.
2 A sculptured character or symbol. E19. glyphic n. & a. (a)n. (rare)
an illustration, a glyph; (b)adj. carved, sculptured: E18.
| ts()l | n. Also tercel | ts()l | . ME. [OFr. tercel, tercuel
(mod. tiercel) f. Proto-Romance dim. of L tertius THIRD a. etc.; perh.
so named f. the belief that the third egg of a clutch produced a male,
or f. the male being a third smaller than the female. Spelling and pronunc.
infl. by mod.Fr. or TIERCE n.1] Falconry. The male of any kind of falcon;
esp. that of the peregrine falcon (in full tiercel-gentle) or of the goshawk.Also
tiercelet | -lt | n. LME.
| ven()rb()l | a. & n. LME. [(O)Fr. venerable or L venerabilis,
f. venerari VENERATE: see -ABLE.] A adj. 1 (Of a person) worthy of being
venerated or highly respected on account of character, position, achievements,
etc.; (of a person, a person's features, attributes, etc.) commanding veneration
due to a combination of age, personal qualities, and dignity of appearance.
LME. b Chr. Ch. Used as a title; now spec. (a)as the title of an archdeacon
in the Church of England; (b)RC Ch. as the title of a deceased person who
has attained the first degree of canonization. LME. 2 Of a thing:
worthy of veneration; deserving respect on account of distinguished qualities
or associations; to be regarded with religious reverence. LME. b Likely
to inspire feelings of veneration; impressive, august. Now rare. E17. 3
Worthy of veneration on account of age or antiquity; made impressive by
the appearance of age. E17. b Ancient, old. L18. 4 Giving evidence
of veneration; reverent, reverential. E17-E18.
SIR W. SCOTT He wore a breast-plate, over which descended a grey beard
of venerable length. Literary Review A venerable Columbia philosopherwho
also happens to be arabbi. C. WARWICK This robust characterlived to the
venerable age of 108. 2 E. H. JONES Hardyhad not intended in Jude the Obscure
to attack venerable institutions. 3 DICKENS The nuns' house, a venerable
brick edifice. b C. BRONTe Rows of venerable chairs, high-backed and narrow.
n. A venerable person; an ecclesiastic with the title 'Venerable'. M18.venerability
n. M17. venerableness n. venerability L17. venerably adv. E17
| ppnde | n. & a. ME. [AN papeiaye, OFr. papegay, papingay (mod.
papegai) f. Sp. papagayo f. Arab. babbaga, babga. The final syll. is assim.
to JAY.] A n. 1 A parrot. arch. ME. 2 fig. a A beautiful or
praiseworthy person (w. allus. to the beauty and rarity of the bird). rare.
Only in ME. b A type of vanity or empty conceit, a vain or conceited person
(w. allus. to the bird's gaudy plumage or its empty repetition of words
and phrases). E16. 3 A representation of a parrot, esp. as a heraldic charge
or an inn-sign, or (formerly) in tapestry. LME. 4 Archery. A shooting target
consisting of bunches of plumage set at different heights on a perched
pole. M16. 5 The prevailing colour of the green parrot; a shade of
green. L16-E18. 6 The green woodpecker, Picus viridis. local. M19.
J. OWEN An empty insignificant word like the speech of parrots and popinjays.
2b J. HELLER A vain and convivial popinjay who feels he has already come
into his estate.
B attrib. or as adj. Of the colour or shade of a green parrot. M16-M19.
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