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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' !

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 !

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 ?

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

Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Miown Rescue
« on: April 05, 2019, 09:12:11 am »
Apart from bags of cement there was often other interesting things to find !

Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Miown Rescue
« on: April 03, 2019, 07:56:33 pm »
I wonder what is now left to see of the 'Miown'...when I started diving in the 60's one of the first open sea dives after training was off the wreck being transported out by the BSAC boat the 'Blue Dolphin'....the rows of bagged cement was very striking !

Shoreham Discussion / Re: There's Always a Surprise Somewhere
« on: March 29, 2019, 04:42:39 pm »
Strange ! looks like a discarded toy...its a bit hazy so I wonder if it could be an apparition of a long since deceased local build,a sort of nautical ectoplasm ??

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Then & Now
« on: March 18, 2019, 04:27:36 pm »
Shoreham Grammar School Playing fields aprox 20 years BG  ( Before Greenacres )
Unfortunatly English property law does not cover 'Ancient Views' !

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Then & Now
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:33:06 pm »
While walking in Worthing last week I had a reminder of Shoreham's past......'.Horace'.....the gentleman that used to dress up in Edwardian toggery and pose by the Norfolk Bridge roundabout waving and saluting passing motorists.....I think that he may have been the subject of this graffiti

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shades of 1987
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:27:34 am »
Yes,I remember that event. We were driving towards  Las Vegas with American friends and I was crowing about our benign climate and how we never had any ice storms,Tornadoes and etc. like they had in Arkansas. The following morning we phoned home and were answered by a quaking voice saying that a Hurricane had struck. A week or so later when we arrived home the drive from Gatwick showed the extent of damage to the woodlands. Our house had lost a few tiles and the greenhouse 50% of the glass but what amazed me was that the rickety garden fence that had a few rotten posts was intact and still vertical !

Only another nineteen days to go.......we live in interesting times !

Shoreham Discussion / Re: The old Blockade/Coastguard Cottages
« on: February 26, 2019, 05:04:27 pm »
I am still confused about the assortment of tree trunks...they are not straight enough to make planks from and must be very wet and no saw mills nearby and not ideal for shoring up ?

Shoreham Discussion / Re: The old Blockade/Coastguard Cottages
« on: February 25, 2019, 07:52:07 pm »
I have another question.......what on earth are all those tree trunks doing there....does someone want to build a crude raft ?

Our devlopment team had been contracted to produce a multi purpose humanoid. After two years of contradictory ammendments to the specifications and requests to make the impossible possible. a prototype was built,the designer took early retirement and the plans were filed under the title of "Brexit"

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shoreham Cinemas in the early days
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:54:56 am »
Here is an earlier view - this photo is dated November 1977.
Ah yes! the old 'Norfolk' I can remember after the Saturday morning matinee the doors would open and hordes of screaming kids would be released .reinacting the adventures of the Lone Ranger and Tonto..... fore and middle fingers posed in a hand gun formation with sound effects added and imagining one was continuing the task of slaughtering the native American population!

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