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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Horses in shoreham
« Last post by Nelson on April 19, 2019, 11:38:19 am »
I was reading author WEH William’s little booklet 'Shoreham Glories' and in it he describes a lifeboat call-out to the boat house on the beach – seems they used carter Fred Wood’s horses. The description reads:-
“The Young’s (oyster merchants RB) were weather-wise folk; they had to be, because of their boats.
So, if you saw them getting their dog-teams (!) ready extra early, for Brighton deliveries; you could bet there was weather about.
Maybe they’d scarcely unharnessed their last dogs, and put their last little dog-cart away; when, of winter evenings, you’d hear “Boom!”
A Sou’wester had swung-in, and our lifeboatmen might be wanted (?).
Then, more ominous, would sound that second mutter; dreaded by their wives :— “Boom! “—the muster-gun! ship in distress! Sometimes too, a third would rumble out. “Boom I” “quick! they need the horses! Dash around to Fred Wood’s stable; his carters will be there already. Help get-out the big ‘heavies’— those that haul beach boulders to rail for the potteries. The tide’s low, so take ‘em through the river! It’ll save precious time. Wood’s carters will find the ford; even on such night as this!
So, plunging and snorting through rain, wind, river and inky-night, would go the ‘friends-of-man’.

Once arrived at the old boat-house, then on the shore, they’d be harnessed to ‘her’ land-carriage; and would stamp and strain over the shingle to West Beach:
often best launching-point.
Then down! the slope she’d go, and away!

What a boat! Whata crew!
Picked oarsmen, and giants—the cream-of-Sussex!
What cox’uns too! Pilot Hiram and ‘Big Jim’.
They, too, were   ‘conquerors’!
Master Spirits, vanquishers of wild seas and gale”
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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Bringing Shoreham's Old Houses Back to Life
« Last post by Spinalman on April 18, 2019, 10:08:25 pm »
Blimey you have been busy Nelson!
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Shoreham Discussion / The Detail in Photos
« Last post by Nelson on April 18, 2019, 09:31:16 am »
Can't see that this has been posted before but it's a small part of a larger photo and one of my favourites for detail:-
Passer by exhaling smoke from his fag,
Impatient man in car (and, yes, it's a Model T Ford) with noisy kids thinking ‘How much longer – is she buying the bloody place!’
Automobile Association  bonnet badge (blimey, do you remember those!)
Lad with wheelbarrow imagining how pleased his Mum will be when he brings fresh horse manure for the garden back through the house.
Evidence of an itchy-bum outbreak in Shoreham (that’s lowered the tone a bit!)
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Shoreham Discussion / More on Egypt (Kingston)
« Last post by Nelson on April 17, 2019, 11:35:47 am »
These three buildings look to have been of the right age to have existed at the time of the naming of the area ‘Egypt’ (after the Battle of the Nile 1798). It was awful to see them demolished but whenever we drove through it the huge warehouses there made it feel like passing through a deep and gloomy chasm. The Inn had it’s view to the south completely blocked and seemed always in shadow - I always wondered how on earth they managed to survive financially. 
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Shoreham Discussion / Bringing Shoreham's Old Houses Back to Life
« Last post by Nelson on April 14, 2019, 07:47:45 pm »
With a bit of patience (and a lot of time) you can rebuild Shoreham's old houses even when they were photographed in a ruinous state. Using a Pixelmator programme for Mac and a photo of Kingston Cottage (it once stood next to the Kingston Inn) you can create a close impression of what it looked like when it was once cared for.
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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Widewater buildings
« Last post by Nelson on April 14, 2019, 07:09:45 pm »
If they are these, I think they're what's left of the old bungalow gardens.
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Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Museum
« Last post by johnjohn 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 / Widewater buildings
« Last post by Paul on April 13, 2019, 01:54:22 pm »
Hi. I was walking along widewater at low tide the other day and noticed some foundations of buildings on the southern side. Does anybody have any information on these?
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Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Museum
« Last post by Spinalman 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
http://www.shorehambysea.com/category/moving-images/

What is intriguing is where they got the double light "church" window from to replace the old sash window?
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Shoreham Discussion / Re: The Museum
« Last post by johnjohn 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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