To coincide with the re-opening of Shoreham’s Marlipins Museum this May 2022 it is worthwhile mentioning that a visit to the first floor gallery will give a rare opportunity to view in person the original sketch made by Butler in 1786. This accurate snapshot of Shoreham is especially revealing. Roger Bateman’s meticulous examination and research is linked below.
After a very long time closed, the Marlipins Museum re-opens on 5th May 2022.
Entry is now free.
This is also an opportunity to re-watch Roger’s superb montage video about the origins of the museum.
Marlipins Gallery 17 (Aerial Photographs)
A gallery of Aerial images from the Sussex Archaeological Society’s Collection held at the Marlipins Museum in Shoreham. Should you require copies of any particular images these are available on request from email@example.com
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Shoreham Beach resident Gill Wright kindly allowed us to record some of her memories of when she lived in “Town” (West Street) and then when her parents moved to the “Posh part” (Old Fort Road). The lack of transport to Southwick from the east end of the Beach at the time, was resolved when a friend introduced her to “The Ferryman”.
Recorded in interview with Mike Riddiford in 2022. The recording is around 14 minutes.
Long time Shoreham resident Bill Gebbett kindly allowed us to record some of his reminiscences from a diverse life in Sussex ranging from his exploits on the farm at Holmbush, driving tractors at 12 years old, becoming a bee expert, amateur film-making, and earning his living as a roofing contractor. Recorded in interview with Mike Riddiford in 2022. The recording is around 47 minutes.
All Marlipins Galleries 1 to 17
In partnership with the Sussex Archaeological Society the following images were one of the first collections to be displayed on our community website and is certainly the most significant. It contains the large majority of the Marlipins Museum Collection originally scanned in 2004 to which further cooperation with the Museum has enabled us to scan and add many more of their unique images.
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Sussex Archaeological Society Photo Archive no. 1Continue reading “Marlipins Galleries 1 to 17”
‘When milk was a penny a pint’ – more on Bungalow Town in the early years with Doris Roberts
Bessie Bailey remembers Bungalow Town life between the Wars.