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Messages - Gerry White

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: WW2 Church Street
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:45:46 pm »
An uncle Ernest White, also had a copy of this photo, of Territorial Army soldiers, of 113th Regt Royal Artillery, which at the outbreak of war were stationed in Buckingham Park , the Guns 25 Pounders were ranged onto the beach, and the Airport where landings were expected. Ernest and my father Leonard were both members of the regiment. Later in the year 1940 the Guns were moved to Dover.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Crown & Anchor
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:36:50 pm »
 It must be about 35 years ago that Mr Dick West a shipwright, of Southwick completely rebuild and painted the Pirate, and the prow of the varnished boat. Prior to that the old pirate, looked very tired
 and was held together by numerous coats of paint.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Swiss Gardens - the Early Years
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:24:47 pm »
The tales of Dungeons,, had me thinking about several pieces of flint and cement buildings , in the area of the Oracle, they were ivy covered. The boats on the lake were canvas and wood. Come in number six your time is up, was the call at weekends, when the Swiss was busy. The wild ducks laid eggs all around the edges of the smaller lake, and fun was had by throwing the eggs, at trees, the eggs , were just abandoned
 and not in nests. During out of open hours Mr Bond, the manager patrolled the grounds with a German Shepherd not many ventured into the grounds. Many loved the open space with a bar, and tables outside, which in the years after  WW2 attracted weekend visitors from Brighton and Worthing.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Local Lepidoperist activity
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:57:11 pm »
 The moth is crying................have you never see a moth bawl  ?

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Kingston Rectory
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:42:10 pm »
 The  Rectory, looks like a redundant Church with high windows, and at the gable end a ring of  Stones  runs above a later window.  The Building at the rear is curious but do the multi chimneys
betray  i's use.  General Gorringe in Victoriam times was the Squire, maybe it was fish , or vegetable processing business  , both fish and Veg were in abundance then . The Chimneys on the Rectory look almost Tudor in style.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Harvest Festival
« on: October 02, 2018, 02:12:34 pm »
 Lincolnshire Vegetable growers forecast shortages and increased costs, to offset...

Shoreham Discussion / North Bourne Stream .
« on: October 02, 2018, 02:10:31 pm »
The water drains off the downs through a channel which was diverted into the Swiss gardens in the 19th century  It was diverted from  the  Meads  a water meadow.
 The  original Harbour or Haven was at this location ,  John John  is quite right.  The North Bourne Stream still floods ..So get yer rowing boats folks.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Harvest Festival
« on: September 30, 2018, 09:34:35 pm »
 In Lincoln, where I live, the Runner Beans were a non event, tomatoes, probably the best year, together with cucumbers. French climbing beans were not bad, Potatoes were used for playing   
 marbles. Vegetables are more costly as a result, probably the lack of rain, had a adverse effect on all growers.  Ah yes Rhubarb was skinny and poor...

Shoreham Discussion / Re: W A Gates Builders
« on: September 30, 2018, 06:11:59 am »
They undertake to build houses

Shoreham Discussion / Complaints about children having a Poo in a back Alley
« on: September 29, 2018, 04:54:31 pm »
I read a complaint from an Adult reader that a 10yr old boy, had a Dump in a back Alley nr Adur Drive in Shoreham . The complainant had many supporters, against the attitude of some youngsters , who feel it's okay , to leave calling cards, without a flush toilet. I have called in Cowboy Joe , from Mexico , who can round up any Poo  boy, his horse, pongo,  can identify  the Poo
 with the person who left  it

Shoreham Discussion / Re: W A Gates Builders
« on: September 29, 2018, 08:29:53 am »
Yes John back in the day,during the time of William De Braose  after he built Bramber Castle.  With his bare hands.

Shoreham Discussion / W A Gates Builders
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:23:38 am »
 A rare image of WA Gates staff pre 1927 ..outside Marlipins

Several Fire Engines, were needed to quell the Fire at Mc Neills Builders merchants in St John Street , the Nursing Home next door, had to be evacuated, Paint stored in the Shop made the fire erupt with great ferocity, in the photo the lift shaft at the old Woolworth Shop  can be seen. Cannot give a date but maybe mid 1990s.

Shoreham Discussion / The last real Ship Yard in Shoreham ?
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:09:30 pm »
 At wars end in 1945 a firm called James Taylor was in Shoreham and located on Harbour Way  . The firm refurbished RN Minesweepers. When the contract ex[ired the work ran out, A new firm called Water Craft  established on the same site. Sadly it too folded up in 1987 ,It was then demolished to make way for Emerald Quay housing development.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Church Pole
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:08:40 am »
 The flag pole in 1995 ish with scaffolding

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