Heritage

A Very British Post Office

Richard Bingham begins his series of articles on the unsung heroes of Shoreham’s architecture with a profile of the former Post Office on Brunswick Road. The former Post Office on Brunswick Road in Shoreham town centre is one of many “architecturally handsome” post offices built by the Office of Works between the wars. Designed by...

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Environment

The Adur Estuary

On Friday 19 April we are pleased to welcome Richard Allan and Tony Benton from the Shoreham District Ornithological Society to give a talk about the birds that rely on the environment of the Adur Estuary. Here’s Richard’s outline of their talk and photos of just two of the many birds that visit the river …...

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Environment

What’s your favourite Shoreham Tree?

Enter a photo of your favourite tree in Shoreham for the Shoreham Tree Picture Competition. It could be in your garden, in the street or a park nearby. It could be an unusual tree or have a special significance for Shoreham. Or maybe just a photo you like of any tree in Shoreham. The winning …...

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Environment

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Shoreham Street Trees

Do you have a favourite tree near your home that pleases you endlessly? Are you looking forward to the spring burst of leaf and blossom? Would you like to celebrate the tree related things happening in our tree deprived town and learn about more being planned? Trees are marvellous things, aren’t they? Producing oxygen, communicating...

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Development, Town Centre

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St Mary’s View Development

This is a guest post by Alex Legendre about her project to renovate and restore Chantry House on East Street and some surrounding buildings. I am a local, originally born in Hove. We moved to Shoreham 11 years ago, where myself and my husband set up Ginger and Dobbs, a shop and little cafe in …...

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Community

Shoreham by Sea (A Poem)

A guest poem by local author and poet, Dick Dixon SHOREHAM BY SEA Shoreham by Sea, ohShoreham by Sea –Its glory, its beauty,Are wondrous to see. Not always raining,Not always cold –The south’s microclimateIs simply pure gold. The locals are friendly,When filled with strong ale,And always help strangersIf they’re caught in...

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Community, Heritage

Stows Hard
Stopping Up Order

This is a guest post by Kim Matthews, local author of “Down Channel – The Smacks and Mariners of The Shoreham Oyster Fishery”. The public hards of Shoreham are ancient rights of way giving the public statutory access to and from the river and harbour. They are Restricted Byways. They have the same legal status …...

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Development, Town Centre

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Good or Bad Conservation
– in a Conservation Area?

With the ‘urgent’ need for housing, Shoreham-by-Sea has become a building site. The developments on the Western Harbour Arm and the riverside make themselves known by their size and they surround the historic town centre. Within the town there are two new prospective developments in the conservation area itself: a redevelopment of...

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Environment

Community Orchards in Adur

This guest post is by Jenni Cresswell from Brighton Permaculture Trust which has been planting orchards with communities across Sussex for over 15 years. Traditional orchards are being lost from our landscapes at worrying rates. We’re doing something to curb that trend. We believe that as well as the usual benefits from trees –...

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Environment

Rewilding an Urban Garden

Local author Gerry Maguire Thompson is giving a talk for the Shoreham Society about his book, Rewilding an Urban Garden: An Illustrated Diary of Nature’s Year. This tells the story of twelve months in his Shoreham garden, and the extraordinary wealth of creatures that live or visit there. The book is beautifully designed and...

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