Heritage

Valuing Our Heritage

We’re excited about the annual Heritage Open Days festival coming up in September, especially because this year’s theme is all about innovation. It reminds us that everything old was new once upon a time. Shoreham has a rich heritage of past innovation in ship-building, aviation, engineering and even, dare we say it, making houses...

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Heritage Open Days

England’s largest festival of history and culture, Heritage Open Days, is back this September.This year’s theme is Astounding Inventions – a celebration of the cutting-edge creations that make our lives easier as well as the imaginative inventors behind them. Alongside stories of wonders, the festival will highlight some of the...

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Chanctonbury Ring

On Friday 15th July, Dr Janet Pennington will be giving an illustrated talk about Chanctonbury Ring on the South Downs. It has been an iconic landmark for Sussex inhabitants and visitors for more than two hundred years. The ring of trees, most of which were destroyed by the great storm of 1987 and replanted in …...

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Down Channel
With Kim Matthews

The book, Down Channel – The Smacks and Mariners of The Shoreham Oyster Fishery, follows the 1st-class oyster smacks and fishermen of Essex, Jersey and Sussex. They battled winter gale, vigorous governmental interference and suffered tragic loss in their search for deep-sea oysters. The author, Kim Matthews, is Shoreham-born with Essex...

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