Shoreham-by-Sea and District, West Sussex, England
December 1999 : Volume 1 Issue 7
Mitchell (WSCC), Steve Berry (English Nature), Steve Gilbert (RSPB), Jeremy
Sergeant (Adur DC Leisure) were represented on the panel, chaired by Geoff
Howitt (Adur DC, Chair, Labour, St. Mary's ward, Shoreham-by-Sea).
Photograph: Childing Pink (by Andy Horton)
Now is the time to formulate opinions and representations, which I can pass on, or provide EMail addresses.
29 November 1999
An influx of a dozen immature Herring Gulls make their presence clear, by squawking etc. in Shoreham Town Centre. A couple of adults also accompanied the throng (what is the collective name for a throng of gulls?) Unlike the more prevalent Black-backed Gulls, which are not seen in the centre of town, Herring Gulls are bolder in the presence of humans, scavenging on edible rubbish.
Hundreds of Black-headed Gulls invaded Buckingham Park after a night of strong winds, gusting to gale-force. The grass was very damp and there would be plenty of worms.
Pied Wagtails, noticeable throughout the year also increase in numbers in the winter, through a migration from the north. They flit over the streets, often in pairs, their long tail wagging up and down giving them the local name of Dishwasher.
Waves batter the western outer pier at Shoreham Harbour
by David Wood (Shoreham
the thunders of the upper deep;
(NB: should it be abyssal?)
Words of the Month
leucine | lusin | n. Also (now rare) -in | -n | . E19. [f. Gk leukos white + -INE5, -IN1.] Biochem. A hydrophobic amino acid, (CH3)2CHCH2CH(NH2)COOH, which occurs in proteins and is essential in the human diet; 2-amino-4-methylpentanoic acid.
Same etymon as leukemia AH
entry: this was the one I was looking for. ... the word could have been
created by a medical Doctor?)
-istic | stk | suff. [Fr. -istique orig. f. L -isticus, Gk -istikos, f. -ikos -IC added to n. stems in -istes -IST.] Forming adjs. f. ns. in -IST or -ISM, as antagonistic, realistic, or occas. corresp. to vbs in -IZE in the absence of a n. in -IST, as characteristic
albino | albin | n. & a. E18. [Sp. & Port., f. albo white + -ino (-INE1): orig. applied by the Portuguese to albinos among African Blacks.] A n. Pl. -os. 1 A human being having a congenital deficiency of pigmentation in the skin and hair, which are white, and the eyes, which are usu. pink. E18. 2 An abnormally white animal or plant. E19. B adj. Congenitally lacking in pigmentation; abnormally white. E19.albiness | -bnes | n. a female albino E19. albinism | albnz()m | n. the condition of being an albino M19. albinistic | -bnstk | a. = ALBINOTIC L19. albinoid | albnd | a. being or resembling an albino M20. albinoism n. = ALBINISM M19. albinotic | -bntk | a. pertaining to, affected with, albinism L19.
Albion | albn | n. poet. & rhet. OE. [L f. Celt.; prob. cogn. w. L albus white (w. allus. to the white cliffs of Britain).] (Orig. the Gk and Roman name for) Britain.
1625 -28 Shoreham
was an important port and shipbuilding centre. Ships were built in New
Shoreham (near the current Norfolk Bridge). Nearby was the George Inn.
21 ships were built for Charles I. (At the start of the Civil War the English
Navy had 82 vessels under sail).
1651 Royal EscapeAfter the Battle of Worcester (3 September), Charles II had to flee from the Cromwellian forces. He eventually made his way to Bramber were he had to cross the substantial bridge over the River Adur. The route to the coast then followed the present hill route from Truleigh Hill to Old Shoreham via Mill Hill. The story then says he ventured to Brighthelmstone (Brighton) where he met the skipper of the Surprise, Tattersall, in a pub called the George. The King and Tattersall and crew boarded the brig "Surprise" which departed from Shoreham (15 October) for Fécamp in France when the tide was right.
(The maritime forces were given the name Royal Navy by Charles II before his flight. He was restored to the Throne in 1660).
Shoreham Lifeboat Station
Shoreham Airport Society
Shoreham Rowing Club
Shoreham Sailing Club
at Truleigh Hill
bySqn Ldr T Howard ToonBA CertEd MBCS CISP RAFVR(T)
AND PERSONAL HOMEPAGES
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There remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other publications, including Torpedo.
Sponsorship is also available for the Adur 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).
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