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Posted 3 Jun 2013If I can overcome my usual ineptitude and get this sound on - it is just how I remember my grandparents' old piano sounding and has a kind of a continuing resonant ring at the end of each note that modern pianos don't seem to have nowadays. It really brought back memories - was it a certain type or make of piano or did it just need tuning?
PS Give it time - there's a delay before it starts.
Posted 29 May 2013
Don't know if this will work but I've put together our first 'movie' made up of a montage of Stow & Sons photos and yachts (with particular thanks for the Stan Page photos kindly donated with the help of our own 'Trotter'). It needs to be tidied up a bit yet and eventually we hope to put it on SBS but for the time being Paul (Spinalman) has kindly placed it on his You Tube channel. It doesn't always seem to work for me and there seems to be a stutter on it that isn't on the original - let us know if you have trouble but it may have to wait until Paul gets back to UK. If it can eventually be put right perhaps we could do more.
sbs video page
Posted 24 May 2013I really am chuffed to get hold of this one – a rare survivor from the heyday of Shoreham’s Regattas and carnivals:- http://www.shorehamb...programme-.html
Posted 24 May 2013After the obscene destruction of much of Shoreham’s architectural history during the last century it is at least gratifying to see some attempt (albeit at Railtrack’s expense) to preserve the town’s remaining character. The collapsed original wall in West Street has been replaced with a concrete ‘L’ shaped inner wall faced with an expertly worked outer covering of sea washed pebbles bedded in traditional lime mortar. Once the temporary fencing is replaced and the wall has weathered for a few years it will look just like the original.
Posted 19 May 2013Using Captain John Butler’s 1786 drawing of the Shoreham river-front we’ve used a standard photo editing programme in an attempt to bring a little life and colour to it. A few subtle adjustments to the original have been made but otherwise the basis is still Butler’s naïve style of drawing. Nevertheless, despite that naivety we know that his record of the view then is largely accurate as already described in the SBS article 'John Butler's Sketch Examined' http://www.shorehamb...h-examined.html
The new image is here:- http://www.shorehamb...-copy-3940.html
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