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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Where in Shoreham is this?
« on: October 17, 2019, 02:38:49 pm »

The Norfolk Suspension Bridge had been well and truly built by the time the artist painted it and (if it is this area) should have featured as the centre piece of the painting so why has he masked the bridge with the boats’ sails?
Maybe when he sat down to paint this scene the boats weren't there?  He'd have spent hours painting and then the sailing boats swan into view and the artist just says "bugger".

Shoreham Discussion / The High Street - 10 years on
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:06:45 am »

2009 was the first part of the High Street Photo project.   Is the High Street a better place 10 years on?  Anyone fancy doing the same for 2019?

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Films in Shoreham
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:37:18 am »
and finally a railway station... Fishersgate?   (as featured in another Sewell film Ghost Ship) or Southwick?

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Films in Shoreham
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:33:58 am »
and a windmill.  I have investigated, and this is in Capel Horsham just off the A24.  It was demolished in the 60's but the circular base is evident.  This is the same windmill that provided a base for Polish resistance members when trying to smuggle out a downed V1 in The Battle for the V1 (also directed by Sewell).  In the 4 years between the two films the canopy of the mill had fallen and it was looking very poor.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Films in Shoreham
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:30:58 am »
and others. this was probably about 1956 as only the first of Brighton B's power station chimneys was built. In Rogues Yarn there are scenes where they are building the Power Station in the background scenes.  The Power Station doubled as a V1 rocket factory in the later 'big budget" Battle for the V1.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Films in Shoreham
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:28:12 am »
Recognise this Police Station?  Tarmount Lane looks very narrow. Perhaps it was widened for the telephone exchange?

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Films in Shoreham
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:25:20 am »
Lady Bee Marina features heavily in Dangerous Voyage ( and also Ghost Ship and Rogues Yarn)

Shoreham Discussion / Films in Shoreham
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:23:24 am »
Vernon Sewell is a B-movie film writer / director of the 1950's who seemed to have an obsession with making films in Shoreham, that included the harbour, boats and often his own boat (which was berthed at Shoreham).   

His films to look out for that were filmed in Shoreham are:
Ghost Ship (1952)
and Dangerous Voyage (1953 / 54).
Rogues Yarn (1957),
The Battle for the V1 (1958),
Also see The Flaw (1955)

Here's a curious still from Dangerous Voyage  - recognise the spy's secret notes (and featuring a building on the spit with 2 chimneys)? The story was a bunkum about radiation, a bomb and missing stowaways from a salvaged ship in the channel.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Bringing Shoreham's Old Houses Back to Life
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:08:25 pm »
Blimey you have been busy Nelson!

Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Museum
« on: April 11, 2019, 09:53:02 am »
With all the Marlipins Museum photos and postcards in our collections this is a video we’ve been meaning to for many years and at long last have finally got round to it

What is intriguing is where they got the double light "church" window from to replace the old sash window?

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Upturned Boats Again
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:07:09 pm »
and might be working now.

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Upturned Boats Again
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:35:43 pm »
Just testing notifications, which may not be working..

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Then & Now
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:29:56 pm »

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Panoramas
« on: January 31, 2019, 04:13:16 pm »
Superb work Nelson.  The bottom one particularly deserves a hi-res page of its own.   Maybe put it as the banner on the home page too?

Shoreham Discussion / Re: Where's me Bath Tub?
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:01:01 am »
Near.. 1985 just North of the Norfolk Bridge... the latecomers realised the tide was getting very fast.  Typically the estate agents team hadn't had commissioned a proper survey before they started out and later discovered problems with rising damp.

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