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Had a leaflet from the council yesterday about the stopping of weekly household rubbish collections....I am still trying to work out how this helps us to meet the national recycling target ?

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Steam on the Adur
« on: June 17, 2019, 08:29:39 am »
The remains of one of the barges that had been converted to a houseboat,moored by the Toll Bridge and inhabited by a very nautical looking gentleman

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Bugger history Ė letís have a car park!
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:00:52 pm »
Its about time that we invested in a few more underground car parks.
 My Daughter that lives near a small town in the Netherlands drives in to do some shopping and has no parking problems as underneath this precinct, full of small thriving shops, is a car park F.O.C. for the first half hour and a small charge for longer stays. This is constructed aprox five metres below sea level and has never been known to flood.
Before Shoreham is gridlocked and congested with parked cars turning our roads into one way streets plus the population of car owners rapidly increasing the planners must consider this !

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Old Slipways
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:43:31 am »
Distant vague memories,but I recollect seeing an MTB or similar on a slipway under repair East of the Sussex Yacht Club slip ?

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Old Words and Meanings
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:45:27 am »
It is  strange to see how the use of 'f ' which is now 's' has been dropped,perhaps it was the confusion when writing a word which had a double 's'...for example the word 'miss' in the old days would have been written 'mifs' before the 'f' for 's' was dropped !

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These past two weeks have seen a lot of activity in Connaught Avenue.The gas supply metal pipework has been made redundant and used as conduit  by inserting smaller gauge yellow plastic tubing through it.
This has involved digging lots of holes in the road mostly one for each pair of houses,the loose earth is sucked out via a very large vacuum tube and then followed by a mobile dispenser of yellow tubing.
To speed up the operation and reduce the amount of plant required our development team has produced a prototype for evaluation

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: King's Head
« on: May 13, 2019, 07:41:08 pm »
Can anyone decypher what was printed on the banner ?..... Very civilised High Street at that time having Public Lavatories.....I always thought that the original build had three gables,perhaps the addition was to store larger amounts of contraband smuggled in via the tunnels in the cellar ?

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Another one I have unearthed....Do you remember when there was a discussion about the proposal to build a Motel on the South side of the High Street and the problem of car parking was raised....johnjohn had a solution !

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shoreham's Tidemill
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:29:26 pm »
Just think of the large amount of power that could be generated today from a similar scheme using small water turbines.
The force of the tidal stream on the Adur is cosiderable,and on one occasion wading out to a moored boat near this location the pressure on my boots at half calf level almost knocked me over

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Fly the flag
« on: April 29, 2019, 08:14:23 am »
An interesting site......now I know the correct way to position the union flag on a coffin !

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Shoreham Discussion / Fly the flag
« on: April 27, 2019, 08:55:41 am »
Although not normally a 'Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells', I tend to get irritated by the sight of our Union Flag being flown upside down. Apart from being a sign of distress it is also a sign of ignorance .
Several times I have noticed winners of international competitions proudly holding high a backing union flag ..UPSIDE DOWN !
And during the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations I was reduced to  near apoplexy .... and have even seen it proudly carried inverted by a British Legion contngent at a memorial parade.
Please,if we like to fly our nations flag,do it correctly, otherwise it displays ignorance to any knowledgeable foreigners !
Passing St Marys Church yesterday I noticed something on its flagpole.....I could only assume that it was a Saint George flag flown at half staff in memory of the past Saint George Day plus the Sri Lanka tradedgy.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Museum
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:44:16 am »
Just watched 'A River runs through our town' clip and the preamble of the section on producing the 'Shoreham Herald' when I noticed that the reporter investigating the eviction of a woman interviewed her with belongings outside 'Jacks Bargain Stores' !

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Museum
« on: April 11, 2019, 07:54:57 am »
Mother, followed by Father, were the first two leaving the voting venue....and Brother was the one taking a movie shot as Paul Plumb was opening up his shop...also seen clearing snow from outside the 'Kings Head'.
There is also a Shoreham Camera Club clip in existance of my Niece leaving a train at Shoreham station and walking to the 'Kings Head'
Other faces I recognised but could not put a name to them, unlike Gerry !

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Crier's Bell
« on: April 10, 2019, 08:36:47 am »
That name must be unique....I wonder who gave it that title ?

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Museum
« on: April 10, 2019, 08:34:32 am »
Thanks!.....The only movie record that I have of my Parents and Brother

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