This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
21 July 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 25
15 July 2000
Tub Race 2000
footballer and Manager Jimmy Case started the year 2000 Race.
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 secs
followed closely behind by last years winners the Martin Brothers in the
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 eigth or ninth tub in got stranded
on the mussel beds opposite Ropetackle and struggled to refloat in the
main stream of the Adur.
record time was 1 hour 2 minutes.
best available date for the tides. )
Maritime: Waterside North
Wednesday 19 July 2000 a representative of Moss Environmental explained
the latest stage in their Shoreham Maritime Plans, for the area known as
Waterside North, to a few local groups.
is a Draft document. The Weir or Barrage Plan has been officially dropped.
are the flats in Moss Environmental's design plan for housing. They look
like 1960s style buildings which fit in with the Roger's
plan for high density housing, but even in the 1960s were quickly realised
as generally unsuitable for living in. They have been used for social housing
in the Adur District and have proved unpopular .
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was another sunny day, with quite a strong steady breeze. The eastern riverside
walk from the Toll
Bridge south is lined with Buddleia and the chalk soil contains
Valerian and a few meadow plants. However, butterflies were only a
handful of Gatekeeper, Cabbage Whites and an occasional Red
nearly Full Moon turned an orangey-pink as it rose at 11:30 pm after a
bright sunny day, with temperatures at least 25° C.
1 metre above Chart
were just about enough prawns
Paleamon serratus at the low tide mark to make a meal, with very small
Wrasse (plus one full grown adult fish), Bullheads,
a few small Rock
Gobies. A couple of the Long-legged
Spider Crabs, Macropodia, got caught in the net.
It was a neap tide at a
low of 1.3 metres (no sand was visible) and the rock pools underneath the
second groyne from the west contained a Moon
Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, and a 5-Bearded
Rockling. In the shallow pools, the male Common
Gobies were in breeding colours. A few juvenile Brown Shrimps,
shuffled in the sandy pools.
OCEANS DAY 2000
May/June 2000 issue of the Shorewatch Newsletter was a special World
Oceans Day issue and was sent out to members to arrive on their doorstep
from 24 May 2000.
are available for the cost of a stamp (you get the envelope for nothing).
Marine Life Study Society
Tel: 01273 465433
Naturalists' Association (link)
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
of the Earth SSSI Navigator
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Shrimps & Prawns Etymology
shrimp | rmp
| n. & a. ME. [Obscurely rel. to MLG schrempen contract, wrinkle,
schrimpen wrinkle the nose, schrumpen wrinkle, fold (whence G schrumpfen),
MHG schrimpfen contract, ON skreppa slip away. Cf. SCRIMP a. & adv.]
A n. Pl. same, -s. 1 Any of numerous small, chiefly marine decapod crustaceans
closely related to prawns, having slender long-tailed bodies and one pair
of pincers; esp. Crangon
vulgaris (also common shrimp), which occurs in sand on the coasts
of Europe and is a common article of food. ME. b With specifying wd: any
of various crustaceans of other orders which resemble shrimps. M19. 2 fig.
A diminutive or puny person or thing. derog. LME. 3 The colour of a cooked
shrimp, a bright pink. L19.
prawn | prn
| n. & v. LME. [Origin unkn.] A n. 1 Any of various marine decapod
crustaceans resembling shrimps but usu. larger and with two pairs of pincers;
loosely a large shrimp. LME. 2 A (usu. cheeky or impertinent) person.
joc. & colloq. M19.
bunting | bLnt
| n.1 ME. [Origin unkn.] 3 A kind of shrimp or prawn. dial.
Now rare or obs. M18.
from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc.
The Navigation bar in Dreamweaver
3 can be used to make a Navigation Bar like this (just a roll-over image
with a bit extra). As a gimmick it is more trouble than its worth, so I
have included a straightforward button (created in Micrografx Picture Editor).
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Run of the Downs
Weald is good, the Downs are best---
give you the run of 'em, East to West.
Head and Winddoor Hill,
were once and they are still.
Mount Caburn and Mount Harry
back as far as sums 'll carry.
Beacon and Chanctonbury Ring
have looked on many a thing,
what those two have missed between 'em
reckon Truleigh Hill has seen 'em.
Bignor and Duncton Down
Old England before the Crown.
Down, Treyford and Sunwood
Old England before the Flood;
when you end on the Hampshire side--
old as Time and Tide.
Downs are sheep, the Weald is corn,
be glad you are Sussex born!
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on Netscape Composer, and other programs
any company or organisation wanting nationwide green publicity, there is
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
web site), which would be more suitable for a local firm(s).
Site Design Services are available from Hulkesmouth Publishing
advertisement rules apply.
accepted by EMail only.
Torpedo was written, designed and distributed by Andy
to earlier issues (for subscribers who have downloaded the Bulletins only,
and web site visitors).