This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
12 April 2001 (Maundy Thursday): Volume 3 Issue 10
& Mouth Disease Restrictions
towpath from Ricardo's to Cuckoo's Corner is still closed. This valuable
route avoids crossing the main A27 Dual Carriageway and is not used by
farm animals, even in the fields to the west separated by a drainage ditch/stream.
Unfortunately, just about every other footpath over the Downs
above Shoreham and in the Adur Valley is crossed
by farm animal routes and/or has sheep or cattle in the adjacent fields.
the approach of Easter, residents and visitors are thinking about a walk
on the downs in the still very muddy conditions.
and Old Fort are alternatives.
Hill is still closed despite the absence of farm animals on this publicly-owned
land. Deer can bridge the gap, very occasionally found on the Mill Hill
Nature Reserve as well as in the arable fields, now inhabitated by farm
has been no outbreaks of Food & Mouth Disease in Sussex.
Shoreham Herald contains a collection of letters about Ropetackle, none
of much interest, none of them containing more than elementary thinking.
The one from John Stanley-Clamp is bordering on satire, but this is the
most interesting one. The school essays on the subject undertaken by students
at local schools at different levels contained more sparks of inspiration
than these tired responses.
A nationwide survey of hospitals
found 40 hospitals failed the cleanliness tests. Southlands Hospital,
Shoreham-by-Sea, was one hospital that was discovered to have poor hygiene
& Mouth Disease Restrictions
& Mouth Disease regulations have come into force to empower
Local Authorities to close footpaths and rights of way. Notices have been
put on in the Adur Valley, with good reason. The Police have made sure
they are enforced and they have been complied with.
Public Rights of Way
and Foot & Mouth Disease
Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
send any comments to: Andy Horton
took Katherine (6) to Widewater
Lagoon on a Bug Hunt, first find,
of Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) in flower on the sea wall.
Doing well in the damper than usual soil.
resident Mute Swans come over to investigate us as we look along
water margins for signs of aquatic life. They seem in a rather
mood so we don't let them get too close.
we might find some reptiles, we began to look under a carpet of cut hay
on a sunny slope. Soon we sighted a Common Lizard as it darted out
of reach. Katherine on lifting a patch of grass, with the agility and confidence
of a born naturalist, reached in and plucked out a large Slow-worm
(Anguis fragilis). "Wow" she says, repeatedly .
charged with enthusiasm she is eager to discover more. We soon
another Lizard in a nearby spot but fail to catch it. After more fruitless
searching we give up and begin the return walk, she is now looking under
every likely stone (and some unlikely ones). On reaching a largish piece
of concrete rubble I carefully lift the heavy object and glance underneath.
Two Lizards, suddenly exposed, made a dart for safety. I reach in
and just manage to catch hold of one of them. This one is a good size but
missing it's tail, the result of a near miss with a more dangerous predator,
Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) x 4
Worm (Anguis fragilis) x 1
journal has been sent out to members of the British
Marine Life Study Society.
Nature & History - April Newsletter
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| trek | n. M19. [Afk., Du., f. as next.] 1 Travel by ox-wagon; a
journey, esp. an organized migration or expedition, made in this way; a
stage of such a journey. S. Afr. (chiefly Hist.). M19. 2 gen. A long
and arduous journey or expedition, esp. one made on foot or by inconvenient
S. ELDRED-GRIGG Every time we wanted water it was a trek.
trek Boer S. Afr. Hist. (a)a Boer who moved his family and grazing stock
from place to place; a nomadic grazier; (b)= VOORTREKKER; trekbok, pl.
-bokke | -k | , -bokken | -kn | , S. Afr. an antelope, esp.
a springbok, in a migrating herd; trek-cart a light cart used by boy scouts
for transporting stores etc.; trek chain S. Afr. = TREK-TOW; trek farmer
= trek Boer (a) above; trek fever S. Afr. wanderlust, an urge to be on
the move; trek net S. Afr. = SEINE n.; trek netter S. Afr. a fisherman
using a trek net; trek ox S. Afr. a draft ox; trek wagon S. Afr. a large
covered wagon for long journeys.
| ist | n. [OE eastre, pl. eastron (also eastro, -a) = OFris. asteron,
OHG ostarun (G Ostern pl.) app. f. Eostre Northumb. var. of Eastre, a goddess
whose feast was celebrated at the vernal equinox, f. Gmc, cogn. w. Skt
usra dawn. Cf. EAST.] 1 The most important of the Christian festivals,
commemorating the resurrection of Christ and observed annually on the Sunday
which follows the first full moon after the vernal equinox; colloq. Easter
week or the weekend from Friday to Monday including Easter Sunday (see
below). OE. 2 The Jewish passover. OE-E17.
Easter bunny (a representation of) a rabbit popularly said to bring gifts
to children at Easter; Easter Day = Easter Sunday below; Easter-dues money
payable at Easter to the incumbent of a parish by the parishioners; Easter
egg: presented as a gift at Easter (orig. a hard-boiled egg brightly painted,
now usu. a confectionery egg); Easter lily (chiefly N. Amer.) any of various
spring-flowering lilies or similar plants; spec. a tall cultivated variety
of Lilium longiflorum, a white-flowered lily native to Japan; Easter Monday
the Monday after Easter Sunday; Easter-offering(s) orig. = Easter-dues
above; now usu. the proceeds of the Easter Sunday collection; Easter Parade
a parade or pageant held at Eastertime, esp. of people in new or striking
clothes. Easter sitting(s) = Easter term (a) below; Easter Sunday: on which
the festival of Easter is observed; Easter term (a)a term in the courts
of law, formerly movable and occurring between Easter and Whitsuntide,
but now fixed within a certain period; (b)in the older universities, a
term formerly occurring between Easter and Whitsuntide and now included
in the Trinity term; in some universities and schools, the term between
Christmas and Easter; Eastertide the period from Easter Sunday until Pentecost
(formerly until Ascension Day); Eastertime Easter Sunday and the following
days up to Ascensiontide; Easter week: beginning with Easter Sunday.
| nmnk, ni- | a. & n. M18. [med.L mnemonicus f. Gk mnemonikos
f. mnemon, mnemon- mindful, f. mna- base of mnasthai remember: see
-IC.] A adj. 1 Intended or designed to aid the memory; of or pertaining
to mnemonics. Also, (of a formula, code, etc.) easy to remember or understand.
M18. 2 Of or pertaining to memory. E19.
J. AUEL His drawing was no more than a mnemonic aid to remind them of a
place they knew. Computing Equipment Mnemonic option coding (opposed to
numeric menus), and on-screen help messages. 2 Gentleman's Magazine The
mnemonic power of the late Professor Porson.
n. 1 A mnemonic device, formula, or code. M19. 2 = MNEMONICS. M19.mnemonical
a. = MNEMONIC a. 1 M17. mnemonically adv. M19. mnemonician | -n()n
| n. (rare) = MNEMONIST M19. mnemonize v.t. express by a mnemonic
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of the Nine Herbs
mindful, Mugwort, what you revealed,
you established at the great proclamation
you are called, oldest of herbs,
are strong against three and against thirty,
are strong against poison and against onfliers [flying venoms]
are strong against the foe who goes through the land.
you, Waybroad [Plantain], mother of herbs,
from the east, mighty within.
you chariots creaked, over you queens rode,
you brides cried out, over you bulls snorted.
this you withstood, and confounded.
you withstand poison and flying venom,
the foe who goes through the land.
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