Shoreham Follies Programme 1931

1931 Shoreham Follies Revue Programme

St.Mary’s Hall, February 1931

 Photocopies of this programme, a chorus line photo, a ‘Modern Players’ programme of 1938 and a Shoreham Herald newspaper of Friday June 21st 1946 were donated by ex. Shoreham girl Sue Waterfield of 1, Church Park Road, Yealmpton, Devon. Sue is the daughter of James (Jimmy) Barker who features in the newspaper and in the programmes/photo.

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The 1912 Shoreham /Edinburgh Motorcycle Marathon.

20 year-old George Hedgecock with his penny-farthing bike

George Hedgecock, Shoreham’s popular bootmaker in East Street during the first half of the twentieth century was one of the town’s first cycling enthusiasts in the 1880’s taking part in races on his penny-farthing cycle.

In his 40’s he adapted his interest to motorised cycling and purchased a Singer motorcycle and sidecar possibly from Reg Eley’s garage – Reg was a fellow member of Shoreham’s motorcycling club and an agent for Singer Motorcycles. Continue reading “The 1912 Shoreham /Edinburgh Motorcycle Marathon.”

Audio Recordings

Shoreham memories

A set of audio recordings and a BBC radio programme that captures the anecdotes and memories of those residents of Shoreham.

Listen to the archive recording from 1993, Nancy Ouchida-Howells at St. Julian’s Hall:

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with Sam Youles (part 1):

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with Sam Youles (part 2):

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with Bert and Peg Taylor (part 1):

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with Bert and Peg Taylor (part 2):

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with Doris Roberts (part 1):

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with Doris Roberts (part 2):

“Shoreham Memories” BBC Radio programme about Bungalow Town

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with Helen Larman & Arthur Godfrey:

Introduction – BBC Local Radio interview with David Tait of the Shoreham Society in 1994:

Listen to the archive recording from 1993 with the Burchell Family

Listen to Bessie Bailey‘s memories, recorded in 1996:

Listen to the archive recording of Fred Clarke:

Blind Fanny Winton

Blind Fanny Winton

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I’ve known about Old Shoreham’s blind Fanny Winton for many years but never got round to reading Martha Rigden’s account in her 1873 book ‘By A Way They Knew Not.’

In clearing some old papers recently I discovered this anonymous resume of the book that condenses Fanny’s story of a hard life, going blind, travelling to Brighton for (somewhat harsh) treatment, bedridden for 30 years etc., and also tells us a little of the area and the people in it.

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