This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
10 September 2001: Volume 3 Issue 29
Public Enquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Application on behalf of SEEDA
for the land they want at Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea will take place at
the Adur Civic Centre on Tuesday 27 November
The Shoreham Herald of 6
September 2001 included some interesting letters on the Ropetackle
the World in 20 Days
Oliphant-Hope on an Eastern Atlantic Helicopter leaves from Shoreham Airport
on a round the world trip. The route travels over Russia and will cross
the Bering Strait.
Downs National Park : Proposed Area
on the URL for the complete map
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
send any comments to: Andy Horton
Hamblett captures the sunset at Lancing.
fly between the dock plants and beach huts on Shoreham beach prior to migration.
were Red Admiral
and hundreds of Small White Butterflies
the shingle plants and flying strongly in the breeze.
first signs of autumn are apparent as birds in the Adur valley are on the
move. On an overcast day the obvious example was influx of black and white
birds slightly larger than a sparrow in the hedgerows (TQ 205 073) on the
cycle path. The first signs of autumn are apparent as birds in the
Adur valley are on the move. On an overcast day the obvious example was
influx of black and white birds slightly larger than a sparrow in the hedgerows
(TQ 205 073) on the
Beeding cycle path.
The bird looks familiar and it is probably a Great
Tit. I would have managed a photograph
if the bicycle traffic was not so heavy on path.
these pages I have neglected the local freshwater habitats because of flooding
and overgrown vegetation has made the routes difficult or impassable. However,
every autumn the waterside vegetation is cut down and the route over private
land in the streams I visited as a child were accessible between the Steyning
road (A 283) just north of the Flyover and the Waterworks Road. However,
the route does not connect up nowadays so the access is over a gate from
the Steyning Road (TQ 208 068).
Moorhens make an awful lot of commotion as they run across the water
at the first inking of danger, or show off their white rear ends as they
scuttle amongst the reeds. A Grey Heron
and three Mallards shoot rapidly skywards
and fly off rapidly, the ducks quicker than the lumbering Heron.
five days of rain, everywhere the Small
White Butterflies were common everywhere,
but on this waterside area there were Red
Admirals (5+), a Small
Tortoiseshell (one) and a smaller than
normal Meadow Brown (2) with
the orange wing upperside of
the female strongly veined with black.
Nature & History - August 2001 Newsletter
Ring Photographic Gallery for July
(Chapter V of Volume II):
must be so fond of the abbey! After being used to such a home as the abbey,
an ordinary parsonage-house must be very disagreeable."
smiled, and said, "You have formed a very favourable idea of the abbey."
be sure, I have. Is not it a fine old place, just like what one reads about?"
are you prepared to encounter all the horrors that a building such as "what
one reads about'' may produce? -- Have you a stout heart? -- Nerves fit
for sliding panels and tapestry?"
yes -- I do not think I should be easily frightened, because there would
be so many people in the house -- and besides, it has never been uninhabited
and left deserted for years, and then the family come back to it unawares,
without giving any notice, as generally happens."
certainly. -- We shall not have to explore our way into a hall dimly lighted
by the expiring embers of a wood fire -- nor be obliged to spread our beds
on the floor of a room without windows, doors, or furniture. But you must
be aware that when a young lady is (by whatever means) introduced into
a dwelling of this kind, she is always lodged apart from the rest of the
family. While they snugly repair to their own end of the house, she is
formally conducted by Dorothy, the ancient housekeeper, up a different
staircase, and along many gloomy passages, into an apartment never used
since some cousin or kin died in it about twenty years before. Can you
stand such a ceremony as this? Will not your mind misgive you when you
find yourself in this gloomy chamber -- too lofty and extensive for you,
with only the feeble rays of a single lamp to take in its size -- its walls
hung with tapestry exhibiting figures as large as life, and the bed, of
dark green stuff or purple velvet, presenting even a funereal appearance?
Will not your heart sink within you?"
But this will not happen to me, I am sure."
fearfully will you examine the furniture of your apartment! -- And what
will you discern? -- Not tables, toilettes, wardrobes, or drawers, but
on one side perhaps the remains of a broken lute, on the other a ponderous
chest which no efforts can open, and over the fireplace the portrait of
some handsome warrior, whose features will so incomprehensibly strike you,
that you will not be able to withdraw your eyes from it. Dorothy, meanwhile,
no less struck by your appearance, gazes on you in great agitation, and
drops a few unintelligible hints. To raise your spirits, moreover, she
gives you reason to suppose that the part of the abbey you inhabit is undoubtedly
haunted, and informs you that you will not have a single domestic within
call. With this parting cordial she curtsies off -- you listen to the sound
of her receding footsteps as long as the last echo can reach you -- and
when, with fainting spirits, you attempt to fasten your door, you discover,
with increased alarm, that it has no lock."
Mr. Tilney, how frightful! -- This is just like a book! -- But it cannot
really happen to me. I am sure your housekeeper is not really Dorothy.
-- Well, what then?"
further to alarm perhaps may occur the first night. After surmounting your
unconquerable horror of the bed, you will retire to rest, and get a few
hours' unquiet slumber. But on the second, or at farthest the third night
after your arrival, you will probably have a violent storm. Peals of thunder
so loud as to seem to shake the edifice to its foundation will roll round
the neighbouring mountains -- and during the frightful gusts of wind which
accompany it, you will probably think you discern (for your lamp is not
extinguished) one part of the hanging more violently agitated than the
rest. Unable of course to repress your curiosity in so favourable a moment
for indulging it, you will instantly arise, and throwing your dressing-gown
around you, proceed to examine this mystery. After a very short search,
you will discover a division in the tapestry so artfully constructed as
to defy the minutest inspection, and on opening it, a door will immediately
appear -- which door, being only secured by massy bars and a padlock, you
will, after a few efforts, succeed in opening -- and, with your lamp in
your hand, will pass through it into a small vaulted room."
indeed; I should be too much frightened to do any such thing."
Not when Dorothy has given you to understand that there is a secret subterraneous
communication between your apartment and the chapel of St. Anthony, scarcely
two miles off? Could you shrink from so simple an adventure? No, no, you
will proceed into this small vaulted room, and through this into several
others, without perceiving anything very remarkable in either. In one perhaps
there may be a dagger, in another a few drops of blood, and in a third
the remains of some instrument of torture; but there being nothing in all
this out of the common way, and your lamp being nearly exhausted, you will
return towards your own apartment. In repassing through the small vaulted
room, however, your eyes will be attracted towards a large, old-fashioned
cabinet of ebony and gold, which, though narrowly examining the furniture
before, you had passed unnoticed. Impelled by an irresistible presentiment,
you will eagerly advance to it, unlock its folding doors, and search into
every drawer; -- but for some time without discovering anything of importance
-- perhaps nothing but a considerable hoard of diamonds. At last, however,
by touching a secret spring, an inner compartment will open -- a roll of
paper appears: you seize it -- it contains many sheets of manuscript --
you hasten with the precious treasure into your own chamber, but scarcely
have you been able to decipher "Oh! Thou -- whomsoever thou mayst be --
into whose hands these memoirs of the wretched Matilda may fall'' -- when
your lamp suddenly expires in the socket, and leaves you in total darkness."
no, no -- do not say so. Well, go on."
the web page (click on this text)
350 years ago on 3
September 1651, the Battle of Worcester
King Charles II ws on
the run before finally escaping from near
Shoreham on 15 October 1651.
was a reward of £1,000 for the capture of Charles after Worcester,
proclaimed on 10th September. The apprehending of this "Malicious and Dangerous
Traytor to the Peace of the Commonwealth" was a priority and "if any person
shall knowingly Conceal the said Charles Stuart, or any his Abettors or
Adherents, or shall not reveal the Places of their Abode or Being, if it
be in their power to do so, The Parliament doth declare, That they will
hold them as partakers and Abettors of their Trayterous and Wicked Practices
Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1649 to 1685 may never
have worn the Crown but for the loyal, self sacrificing and clever services
of Lady Jane Lane, daughter of Col. John Lane, who had the future monarch
pose as her servant in 1651 when Lt. General Oliver Cromwell put a high
ransom on the head of the former Prince of Wales. One of the greatest manhunts
ever conducted in England was foiled because Jane Lane, with the guidance
of her father and others loyal to King Charles I, changed the young King's
appearance to that of a poverty stricken farm lad and servant. As a result
Charles II was gotten safely out of England. (This extract from the page
below contains inaccuracies.)
Jane - Historic (link)
of the Week
a story of terror and suspense, usually set in a gloomy old castle or monastery
(hence 'Gothic'). The heyday of the Gothic novel in Britain lasted from
the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1765) to the
1820s. The leading Gothic novelist was Ann Radcliffe, whose Mysteries of
Udolpho (1794) had many imitators. She was careful to explain away the
apparently supernatural occurrences in her stories, but other writers,
like M. G. Lewis in The Monk (1796), made free use of ghosts and demons.
The fashion for such novels, ridiculed by Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey
(1818), gave way to a vogue for historical novels, but it contributed to
the new emotional climate of Romanticism. The claustrophobic, sinister
atmosphere of later 19th-century fiction is often based on Gothic novels,
which can also claim to have inspired modern science fiction through Mary
Shelley's partly Gothic Frankenstein (1818).
from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc.
has been an abundance of viruses arriving by EMail in the last two months
including the following. Users of Microsoft Outlook Express and Netscape
are advised to update their anti-virus software.
Discovered on: 13 March
Last Updated on: 17 August
2001 at 08:20:25 PM PDT
Due to the increased number
of submissions, SARC has updated the threat level of this virus from 3
W32.Magistr.24876@mm is a
virus that has email worm capability. It is also network aware. It infects
Windows Portable Executable (PE) files, with the exception of .dll system
files, and sends email messages to addresses that it gathers from the Outlook/Outlook
Express mail folders (.dbx, .mbx), the sent items file from Netscape, and
Windows address books (.wab), which are used by mail clients such as Microsoft
Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express,. The email message may have up to
two attachments, and it has a randomly generated subject line and message
NOTE: In many cases this
virus will "touch" files and send them out as email attachments. Such files
do not contain viral code and should be considered clean. In such cases
it is safe to delete the file and it would be prudent to inform the sender
that their system has been infected by the virus.
Also Known As: I-Worm.Magistr,
PE_MAGISTR.A, W32.Magistr@mm, W32.Magistr.24876.int, W32/Disemboweler,
Type: Virus, Worm
Infection Length: varies
Large scale e-mailing: Uses
email addresses from the Windows Address Book files and Outlook Express
Sent Items folder.
Causes system instability:
Overwrites hard drives, erases CMOS, flashes the BIOS.
Releases confidential info:
It could send confidential Microsoft Word documents to others.
Subject of email: Randomly
generated text that can be up to 60 characters long.
Name of attachment: One
randomly named infected executable and several randomly selected text or
Target of infection: All
Windows PE files that are not .dll files.
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