Toll Bridge, Old Shoreham with Lancing College Chapel in the background
Shoreham Society
An Amenity Society Registered with the Civic Trust
Registered Charity Number 299391

The Shoreham Society has a new web site

Please click on this text to be redirected


more influence

If you have an interest in 
the future of our historic 
and wonderful town . . .

If you really care about its  appearance, its facilities  and its economic  development, 
which affects us all . . .

If you want to see the
regeneration of Shoreham 
and its surrounding areas  for the future generations . . .

Join us today and for 
all our tomorrows
If you want to know more  about the Shoreham Society
telephone or write to:

Philip Hamerton
18 Cissbury Way
BN43 5FW


The Shoreham Society is an independent voice for the residents of the town on all matters concerning town planning, conservation, development and its environs.

The Society, formed in 1984, is non-political and free of all commercial interests. It works for conservation of Shoreham’s historic architecture and the enhancement of the town’s environment by encouraging an enlightened approach to planning.

An Executive Committee sets the Society’s policy and strategy, which is based on consultation with the members.
Committee meetings are held at the Marlipins Museum on the second Wednesday of each month.

A regular Journal keeps our members informed of all developments and activities, including forthcoming events.

Editors:  Tony & Bronwen Vinicombe
Contact by EMail
Advertising:   Mary Tilling
Tel:  01273 463356

It is only with a strong voice, and by means of concerted action and presence by residents, that changes can be brought about in planning and development, also when changes are necessary to conserve and improve the town’s unique features.

The Society is registered with the Civic Trust, who act at national level and whose recommended model constitution has been adopted by the Society Town Development

A Sub-Committee of professional members, including architects, surveyors and town planners, closely monitor planning applications for all proposed developments, and at an early stage, where necessary  submit suggestions for improvements and/or objections.  In unique cases, the Society and its members call for outright rejection by Adur District Council.

The Marlipins Museum

The Shoreham Society is involved in the care and maintenance of the Marlipins Museum and assist with events, displays and putting up exhibitions. The Sussex Archaeological Society provides a senior museum officer (Helen Poole). We provide volunteer custodians from May to October who are on hand to guide visitors around the museum and answer questions. The replacement of the annexe as a double storey building with a large facilities room was completed with the help of Heritage Lottery and money from the Shoreham Society and the legacy from Reg Leggett. This facility room is used for many events and exhibitions, some of which are held in partnership with other national organisations.

Public Relations & Social Events

The Society’s Public Relations Officer keeps the public and local media informed of the developments in current issues in which the Society is involved. The Social Secretary and helpers arrange a diversity of monthly talks by distinguished speakers, designed to promote local appreciation of the history, ecology and architecture of the area and many other subjects. These and other social events, such as the Christmas Fayre, enhance the growth of membership.