Your weekly digest of Shoreham by Sea news and events is back after its November break. Let's get ready for some fun Christmas times. Omicron? What's Omicron?
Horror in the seas, and Halloween fun in the town. What are you up to this weekend?
The town keeps changing — but the people are trying to take back control. Plus all the news you need and all the events in town in the build up to Halloween.
A new book about Shoreham's fishing past, a new crossing for Shoreham's future — and a new group, bringing together the local community. Another busy week in SbS.
Could this be the new gateway to East Street from the south? The incoming owners of the Ferry Inn (currently the Ferry Rigg Inn) are looking to move it both into the future and to reclaim its past [https://www.theargus.co.uk/homes/property/news/19622511.shoreham-pub-ferry-rigg-inn-planning-makeover/] . The future
A livestreamed video and notes from the event held by Sussex Underwater at the Church of the Good Shepherd
The petrol crisis is here, but let's ignore it and concentrate on the incredible range of events this week in Shoreham.
Big new developments? Cycle lanes? What's next for our town? Plus: good news from a local primary school, and a round-up of events over the week to come.
Rebooting our weekly round-up of news and events for people in Shoreham by Sea and Shoreham Beach.
The centre of Shoreham-by-Sea was full of the stars of the big and small screen, fundraising for the Adur Special Needs Project
The first in a series of weekly newsletters celebrating what's happening in Shoreham-by-Sea and Shoreham Beach.
Our local community arts venue is raising cash to reopen better than ever.
Staff at a local supermarket test positive for coronavirus, and other news from Shoreham-by-Sea.
A week's worth of news from Shoreham by Sea, Shoreham Beach and beyond.
Dramatic scenes in the town centre on Saturday night - and a political fight over the future of the Shoreham Beach Neighbourhood Forum
News you might have missed from the week just gone.
A digest of Shoreham-by-Sea news you might have missed in recent weeks.
Another café is open to serve you for delivery and collection during lockdown.
The VE Day bank holiday is done - but Shoreham Life goes on in lockdown. Here's the latest stories from around the town.
Bringing back the blog, as a way of helping with Covid-19.
A video of the Shoreham by Sea Christmas Tree Festival in 2018.
A stormy morning down on the beach
After much controversy, a music festival [http://www.wildlifefestival.com] is going ahead at Shoreham Airport. This morning, early ticket sales went ahead for Shoreham by Sea residents – and the queue was up to two hours long. > Quite a queue already for @WILD_LIFE_FEST [https://twitter.com/WILD_LIFE_
Shared by Graham [http://www.captivephotons.co.uk] on Twitter: > Star trails over Shoreham Power Station using the Live Composite feature on the Oly E-M1. @OlympusUK [https://twitter.com/OlympusUK] pic.twitter.com/8E5kNM6QbL [http://t.co/8E5kNM6QbL] — Graham (@CaptivePhotons) December 28, 2014 [https://twitter.com/CaptivePhotons/status/549336365125877760]
The Sussex Pad sat just outside Shoreham-by-Sea for centuries. But what happened to it after it closed for good in the 2010s?
Basepoint Business Centres bought the Ropetackle building a couple of years ago, and have rebranded it under their name, as you can see in the above video. Some people are up in arms, and Mike Mendoza has started a petition to have the change reversed [http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/
* * * * Workmen are busy replacing some of the shattered panels on the Adur Ferry Bridge.
Bloomfield Digital [http://www.bloomfieldigital.co.uk] shot this short video of filming underway on The Woman in Gold at Shoreham Airport on Thursday.
We’re right in the middle of the annual Adur Art Trail [http://www.adurarttrail.co.uk/art-trail], which runs until June 15th. Well worth checking out this weekend, if you have the time. I had the chance to pop into St Mary de Haura on Thursday, and enjoy some
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/wwii-shoreham-airport-2.jpg] Today, Shoreham Airport has become part of the Third Reich. The main public parts of the building have been redressed to make it look like a small German airport of the World War II period, as Dame Helen Mirren descends
* * * * I had the chance to pop into Tom Foolery [http://tomfoolerycoffeecompany.com], the new coffee shop that’s just opened on the High Street. Some might say that Shoreham is not short of coffee shops, but I’d disagree. Shoreham is rich in cafés, and many of those do good
Well, I suppose we all knew it would happen. I wonder how long it will take to be repaired?
* * * * * * * * * * * * It was a gorgeous winter’s day for the market yesterday…
The old Shoreham footbridge is being demolished. Here's some photos of its final day.
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2012/08/shoreham-beach-hut-turned-high-tech-by-virgin-media/virgin-media-pimps-gadget-beach-hut-1/] Virgin Media’s gadget-filled beach hut on Shoreham Beach Virgin Media have taken one of the Beach Huts on Shoreham Beach – and filled it with gadgets. The Virgin Media site is a l [http://www.virgin.com/media-and-mobile/news/pimp-my-beach-hut-with-virgin-media] ittle sketchy
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2012/08/rockpooling-on-shoreham-beach/dscf2662/] Rockpooling on Shoreham Beach Steve Savage has written up last weekend’s tidepooling event on Shoreham Beach [http://sussexmarinejottings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/friends-of-shoreham-beach-annual-tide.html] .
Work is finally underway on the new footbridge. By Thursday, the carpark on Riveside Road is closed, as is most of Lower Beach Road. Instead, there’s a new path through the car park: [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2012/08/work-starts-on-the-new-shoreham-footbridge/the-new-path-to-the-shoreham-footbridge/] The new, temporary path to the Shoreham footbridge
New opening ahoy on East Street and Ferry Road.
The closed hotel has been acquired by the local private school.
An impressively large buoy washed up on Shoreham Beach over the weekend. I can’t help wondering what it was marking, which it isn’t any more…
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2012/04/shoreham-coastguard-on-the-web/coastguardsite/] The Shoreham-by-Sea Coastguard website Our local coastguard have a rather lovely website under development. Check out the Shoreham Coastguard [http://shorehamcoastguard.yolasite.com/].
Wolfeeboy’s blog [http://wolfeeboy.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/shoreham-beach-goings-on/]: > I had a phone call from a friend, Ben Coe, this week, informing me that a photo op would be presenting itself today, (Thursday), with the Footbridge being opened to allow what will be the latest riverbank houseboat through,
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2012/03/boardwalk-update/img_2572/] Boardwalkin' There’s a post on the Shorehambysea.com [http://www.shorehambysea.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4148&st=0] forums from a beach resident claiming that the Land Registry have found for the complainants in the issue of the boardwalk
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2012/02/the-poetry-of-shoreham-beach/c5753a005be211e1abb01231381b65e3_7/] Sunset over Shoreham Beach Lovely poem about Shoreham Beach [http://carolinespoetryblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunrise-on-shoreham-beach.html] . Here’s a taster: > I am alone. The beach is mine. Only one other solitary dog walker in the distance.
The West Street Loft [http://www.weststreetloft.co.uk/] opened its door back in December, and I’ve had some footage kicking around on my laptop ever since. I’ve finally got around to posting it… Apologies for the slightly ropey quality – we came across this by accident, so it
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Life’s a (Shoreham) Beach has returned from its six month hiatus, and touches on the mysterious “hole” in the beach boardwalks [http://lifeon-shorehambeach.blogspot.com/2012/01/now-where-were-we.html]: > Now when I say, “links” I’m telling a white lie because there is no link. Instead there is a
Looks like people aren’t delighted with the new boardwalk on Shoreham Beach [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-15937902]: > Mr Nicholson said: “It is a path right outside the back of our house, people will be able to see inside our house. “My main gripe is not the existence
Walking home last night, I headed along the beach for the first time since I came back from holiday, and found a boardwalk under construction: [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2011/12/shoreham-beach-boardwalk/boardwalk1/] Boardwalk junction [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2011/12/shoreham-beach-boardwalk/boardwalk2/] The beginning of the boardwalk from the
Nice set of photos taken in and around Shoreham-by-Sea [http://nickpackhamonline.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/sunday-night-shoot-in-shoreham-the-a27/]
Did you know that Shoreham Beach is reputed to have its own ghost [http://www.british-paranormal.co.uk/the-burned-man-shoreham-by-sea/]? I didn’t: > The burned man is a roamingspirit, said to inhabit a large stretch ofShoreham Beach, as well as areas around the town’s footbridge and high street. Sightings of
The Shoreham Herald is reporting that the council has a new bridge design in mind [http://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news/local/shoreham_footbridge_design_submitted_by_west_sussex_county_council_1_3019191] : [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2011/09/troubled-bridge-over-adur-water/attachment/3357479390/] Yes, in future, short people will have a
Number two in an occasional series [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2011/08/the-ropetackle-of-hove/] where people misplace Shoreham-by-Sea places: > Giant Concept Store opens in Brighton > It’s in Shoreham, really, but Jo who lives there knows everyone goes “Oh, you mean Brighton?” Read more cycling-related geographical displacement [http://road.cc/content/
This I did not know: > The Friends of Shoreham Beach do a lot of work to help look after Shoreham Beach and to show people how special the vegetated shingle habitat is. They raise awareness about the damage people do to the plants without realising. For example, people throw garden
Oh, dear. The Ropetackle’s normal “hmm, tickets left” e-mail for this Thursday’s Ropetackle Folk Club [http://www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk/products/the-shee/19352] evening dropped into my in-box over lunch. I poked around the website of the performers, The Shee [http://www.theshee.com/], and followed that to
The Brighton Future of News Group is spending the day in the Agora Shop on New Road. [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2010/10/telling-shorehams-stories/img_4723/] Judith Townend interviewing Christine [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2010/10/telling-shorehams-stories/img_4732/] Adam Oxford conducting an interview You can see the result of
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/?attachment_id=50]Kite surfing on Shoreham Beach
Despite some drizzly weather and the fact that I couldn’t attend ( 😉 ), the Shoreham Airshow seems to have gone well over the weekend. Some good videos are starting to emerge: More as I find them…
[http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/2010/08/shoreham-by-sea-farmers-market/above-the-market-2/] The marquees covering the stallholders at Shoreham-by-Sea Farmers Market [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/?attachment_id=45]Watching the market band [http://shorehamlife.wpengine.com/?attachment_id=46]A band playing at Shoreham's Farmers Market A few images from the Shoreham-by-Sea Farmers Market
A new life and a new blog.