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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shoreham Camp from the Infirmary
« on: November 08, 2020, 05:49:26 PM »
https://www.shorehambysea.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/96.2859.3.jpg

This image is one of the 4 that was taken from the same spot. You'll see the soil vent pipe and lead flashing to the roof adjacent the dormer.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Ropetackle
« on: November 08, 2020, 05:12:48 PM »
Yes indeed!   The equivalent of building a 70 foot wall in front of the Royal Pavilion.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shoreham Camp from the Infirmary
« on: November 08, 2020, 05:11:15 PM »
Hi GPO - as I recall the Mortuary gate was blocked and not used... I can't think of an instance when it would have been practical to stop a vehicle in the road to "load up".  Certainly in the 70's before the Harness mortuary was in use the access to the Mortuary was normally in the front door from within the grounds.

There were, from memory only a few entrances.  The Main Gate arch, the Mortuary entrance (blocked), 193 A and 193 B (Rose Cottage) and then the main vehicular entrance.  There was a bungalow next to the main vehicular gate - that may have had a gate... but it too was always accessed from a path to the South.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shoreham Camp from the Infirmary
« on: November 08, 2020, 04:26:22 PM »
The Engineer in the 60's/70's living at Rose Cottage was Leo Sayer's dad.    I also understand that Rose cottage is a euphemism for a mortuary.. and hence the name for this house.  In 2009 the Mortuary gateway was still there.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Victorian Inflatables?
« on: October 29, 2020, 10:11:05 AM »
Looks like they had outside WCs too.  Interestingly, between 1914 and 1947 the Southern most of the 3 cottages was extended forward to the building line, and so lost the garden at the front. 
https://www.shorehambysea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MN18e-More-of-the-demolition-as-viewed-from-Jacks-Bargain-Stores-a-junk-shop.jpg

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Victorian Inflatables?
« on: October 29, 2020, 10:06:21 AM »
I think that cottage(s) is set back from the road a little. So the dinghies could be the front garden wall and pillars, and maybe a bush or hedge at the North end.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shoreham in WW2
« on: October 12, 2020, 04:41:46 PM »
Hi GPO - I have been told it is unmistakably Newhaven Harbour.  Apparently the two railwaymen are standing on the down platform. The 2 main arms are the co-acting starting signals, the black disk mini arm took you over to the down ammo sidings (re-instated for ww2) and the distant is the outer distant for Newhaven Town A ( also re-commissioned for ww2).

Also one of them is wearing a jumper that is only issued to Southern Railway Crew at ports serving their ferries.  A sloppy continuity error by the film makers who should have anticipated that 80 years later someone would spot this glaring non-trainspotting schoolboy error! 

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Shoreham in WW2
« on: October 11, 2020, 05:24:18 PM »
My frame grab is reversed because for expediency I grabbed it via Zoom and an HDMi converter. In the article it is correct.

I will post it on a railway forum and see if railway buffs recognise the signals.

In the film there are 5 shots - the airport, the East Street fly-over, a second fly over panning from Curds to Toscas (below, reversed), a cutaway of a slate hung house (not shoreham I think) and then the railway... so maybe they did the cutaways at Newhaven.

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Shoreham Discussion / Shoreham in WW2
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:51:29 AM »
For Those in Peril (1944) was shown on Talking Pictures TV yesterday.  It briefly features Shoreham - a RAF Air Sea Rescue Walrus flying boat takes off from Shoreham, circles over East Street Shoreham and then heads to the Channel to collect downed RAF pilots... I won't spoil the plot.
There is a brief shot of two railwaymen looking up at the aircraft... are there any railway anoraks (no slight intended, I have many anoraks) who can identify the signals and height gauge in the background?
https://www.shorehambysea.com/feature-films-shot-in-shoreham-and-southwick/

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Shoreham Discussion / Index of images
« on: October 08, 2020, 12:30:28 PM »
One of the frustrations I have is that our Image Search system is not as good as I'd like it to be.  With most of our collections arranged in Wordpress Galleries there is a limitation in that searching for a specific image is difficult when the search results show the gallery in which a particular image is kept, rather than showing the image itself.  It is also no longer sufficient to have the title of the photograph including the subject... the Google search doesn't seem to reliably read titles in galleries.

So to provide a limited workaround I have published the Marlipins catalogue which you can search by invoking a text search. CMD+F
This may at least confirm if a photo is in the Marlipins/SAS catalogue of most of the SAS photos on SBS. It does not, however, extend to the other collections such as Wintons, Bartlett etc.  The link to the catalogue is also in the Imagery menu.

https://www.shorehambysea.com/marlipins-image-catalogue-sussex-archaeological-society/

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Dolphin or Lighthouse Beacon?
« on: October 08, 2020, 09:32:02 AM »
Reviewing all this it is intriguing.  I don't believe the lighthouse beacon theory from the 1959 account of the slipway.  Why build a lighthouse beacon in the water?   It achieves nothing over that of a beacon on the land (where the 1846 lighthouse is).  I am sure that account describes a Dolphin not a beacon.    I have no doubt they may have had lights on the harbour arm and that required a light keeper to row out to light.

If you were to install a dolphin for most efficient warping then that location is optimum.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Dolphin or Lighthouse Beacon?
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:25:09 AM »
Very interesting. I like the bit about Lighthouse Field... that became redundant in 1846, presumably because the new railway 1840's embankment obscured the light from the harbour.  That explains why the current lighthouse is relatively new.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: Ham Road ghostbox.. I mean, postbox
« on: October 03, 2020, 07:07:10 PM »
I'm guessing this is the scar from Longcrofts.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: <To the Sea - To the Downs>
« on: October 02, 2020, 02:08:58 PM »
Ah, it was probably moved to confuse the Germans.

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Shoreham Discussion / Re: A Familiar View
« on: September 24, 2020, 02:07:19 PM »
100 years ago looks idyllic.   Mind you, the rot was setting in, as you can see they have just installed a pole on the left hand side for a speed camera.

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