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Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
22 June 2001: Volume 3 Issue 22
Conservatives have formed an alliance with the Shoreham Beach Residents
Association and now this new alliance has an overall majority on Adur District
of the Parties
Residents Association 2 )
Averted: Eye Witness Report
aeroplane with a disabled pilot made an emergency and successful landing,
gliding down on to the airfield after the engine cut out.
the entire episode from Lancing Beach. Was getting in a bit of sun and
a swim with planes going over at a regular interval. One was climbing over
the western end of the Widewater
Lagoon when the engine spluttered and cut out. The pilot dived a little
(by now over the sea) and I believe this is done sometimes to "bumpstart"
the engine. The engine spluttered again but failed to catch. The plane
then swooped in a tight circle back to the shore by now fairly low. At
one stage I thought it would go into the sea in front of us or even crash
into us. I was a little alarmed. The wind was blowing briskly from the
southwest and this seemed to give the plane some lift and it gained a bit
of height and cleared the rooftops on the north perimeter of Widewater.
It then flipped and banked steeply onto its port side and disappeared over
the rooftops of the Hasler Estate. There was clearly no possibility of
a second attempt. I waited for a while for a distant muffled impact or
a plume of smoke. I was not convinced the pilot had made the runway, I
thought it had gone down in the fields in front of it or worse hit the
railway embankment. However there was no impact noise nor plume of smoke
and no sound of emergency vehicles. I guessed he made it but blimey it
Downs National Park : Proposed Area
on the URL for the complete map
footpaths to Lancing
Ring are now open.
Sussex County Council announce most paths are now open, unless they are
inhabited or used by farm livestock, or farm animals are nearby.
path from Old
Shoreham is officially open.
send any comments to: Andy
weather remained sunny if not particularly warm at 22° C for the Summer
Solstice, and at night Mars
shined brightly to the south before midnight, and looked silver-pinkish
through the binoculars in the clear Moon less sky. No detail could be seen
in low-powered 10 x 25 binoculars.
can be seen over the sea at this time of the year and in the Adur estuary
when the shoals of Sand Smelt arrive
small shoal of juvenile first year Pollack,
pollachius, came as a great surprise to me on a mussel
expedition at Kingston
beach. In well over a thousand observations I have never seen shoals
of these fry before. The mid-water shoals are usually Sand Smelt Atherina
labrax; or Grey Mullet, Chelon labrosus. Pollack shoals are
are a characteristic of Cornish and Devon estuaries. At first the back
of the tiny fish up to 40 mm long looked a coppery colour so I suspected
luscus, but even in the postlarvae the more streamlined nature of the
Pollack was clear, but if any doubt was needed the marked gaps between
the three dorsal fins was decisive. The fish also lacked the barbel of
the Pouting. Out of sunlight the back looks more greenish-brown. The shoal
numbered about 200, maybe more, as my view was obscured. Thousands of Sea
Gooseberries shared the same sea as the juvenile Pollack.
lapillus, have just returned to this shore after an absence from 1982.
They are all old specimens and even 20 years I do not recall any eggs.
With a covering of mud, one Dogwhelk could be mistaken for a Common Whelk,
undatum, especially as its size at 52 mm is bigger than average. Dogwhelks
usually average about 20 mm to 30 mm, and specimens can reach 60 mm. On
beach, they still need looking for, and are rarely below 35 mm in length.
Malthouse Meadow is owned by Adur DC as part of a planning gain from the
building of St Mary's' Close and its management was indeed initially supported
by BTCV and a volunteers group supported by Sompting Parish Council.
McIntyres field near Lancing
Ring, House Martins, Swallows and Swifts dissect
the air with precision flying as they collect airborne food on the
wing. Over farm buildings at Sompting and at the nearby Open Space near
St Mary's Close all three species were seen in spectacular form as they
darted around buildings and over hedgerows. (TQ 156052)
Nature & History - June 2001 Newsletter
to the web site by Ray Hamblett)
of the Week
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ray, f. torpere: see TORPID.] A n. Pl. -oes. 1 An electric ray (fish),
esp. one of the genus Torpedo. Also torpedo ray. E16. b fig. A person who
or thing which has a numbing effect. L16. 2 Orig., a timed explosive device
designed to detonate under water. Now, a self-propelled submarine missile,
usu. cigar-shaped, designed to explode on impact with a target. L18. b
In full aerial torpedo. A shell designed to be dropped from an aircraft
and explode on impact L19. 3 Any of various explosive devices; spec. (a)an
explosive shell buried underground, detonated by pressure from above; (b)a
firework exploding on impact with a hard surface; (c)a cartridge exploded
in an oil-well to renew or increase the flow; (d)a device on a railway
line detonated by pressure to give a danger signal. US. L18. b transf.
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tapered at both ends. Also torpedo-body. E20. b A tablet or capsule of
a narcotic drug. slang. E20.
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+ CAPSULE n. + -ATE3.] 1 Enclose in or as in a capsule. L19. 2 fig. Exemplify
the essential features of; epitomize, typify. M20.
2 V. GLENDINNING A story
that encapsulates the confusion of social change.
encapsulation n. M19.
capsule | kapsjul,
-sjl | n. & a. Formerly also in L form -ula, pl. -lae.
LME. [Fr. f. L capsula dim. of capsa CASE n.2; see -ULE.] A n. 1 gen. A
small case or container; an envelope, a sheath. LME. 2 Anat. A membranous
or fibrous envelope around an organ, joint, etc.; a sac. L17. 3 Bot. A
dry seed-case which opens when ripe by the parting of valves. L17.
4 Chem. A shallow vessel for roasting or evaporating. E18-L19. 5 A top
or cover for a bottle. M19. 6 A small case of gelatin etc. enclosing a
dose of medicine. L19. 7 A detachable nose-cone of a rocket, compartment
of a spacecraft, etc., containing instruments or crew. M20.
1 fig.: N. MAILER This is
all very sketchy, but I'm trying to put seven years into a capsule. time-capsule:
see TIME n. 2 Tenon's capsule: see TENON n.2
B attrib. or as adj.
Brief, condensed; small and compact. Chiefly US. M20.capsular a. of, pertaining
to, or of the nature of a capsule M18. capsulitis | -lLts |
n. (Med.) inflammation of a capsule, esp. of a joint M19.
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