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Shoreham Fort: Seven Forts Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog.    If you’re a newcomer, pull up a chair and come on in, there’s plenty of room, unlike inside the mini-van that took five of Shoreham Fort’s Friends off to start their gruelling 50 mile sponsored walk from Fort Nelson, Fareham, to Shoreham Fort. Packed inside are Craig Searle, Hayley Cropp,… Continue reading…

Happy Christmas from the Friends of Shoreham Fort.

Hello and welcome to another Christmas blog from someone I have featured in 2013.To be fair this one isn’t from someone, but a group, the Friends of Shoreham Fort.     Regular readers will know that they are often featured and the last time was on 21st November when five of the Friends undertook a gruelling 50… Continue reading…

The best laid plans……

Hello, and welcome to my post. I’m sorry it’s late and Vlogless, but this week I’ve had to throw in the towel and go with the flow. I’m not complaining though because it’s been fabulous. It kicked off to a good start with the culmination of the Passion for Shoreham at Shoreham Fort. The weather… Continue reading…

Rampion and telecommunications: Will it still be good to talk?

Hello and welcome to my blog on this sunny but windy day here on Shoreham beach. Classic burning weather this. Well, I’m in a very happy mood today because its been a fabulous week and I managed to read Rampion‘s Environmental Statement on telecommunications in less than an hour. Marvellous. But before I tell you… Continue reading…

Adur Festival on the beach.

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s nice to see you again and if you are new, come on in. There’s plenty of room for everyone. Before I get going, here’s a brief update on the last two blogs. Last week’s sponsored scooter in aid of Worthing Breast Cancer Unit was a huge success. Around 80… Continue reading…

Crikey, I only meant to pop out for a sec!

I blame the National Archives myself, far too distracting. In fact, it came as quite a shock to realise that the beach was changing whilst I focused on 1100 research documents. Firstly, the 1960s Coastguard Tower was demolished. This derelict blue and white tower was a local landmark and some would have been sad to see it… Continue reading…

Military History Day at Shoreham Fort.

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s lovely to see you again and I hope you’ve had a good week despite the weather. It’s a shame that the rain has effected so many outdoor events but it’s nice to see the lawns revived and smell the flowers again. Whilst Beach Green was hosting Beach Dreams… Continue reading…

BBC Radio Sussex – 100 Lives

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s lovely to see you again and once more I apologise for going AWOL. I promise I’ve not just been lounging around drinking lattes, I’ve been busy working on two projects; The Death Dodger : memoirs of a RAMC Medical Orderly 1940-46,  and my feature film. I’ve even been talking about… Continue reading…

Old Fort Charity

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s wonderful to see you again on this bright, dewy autumn morning. I’m reminded of Ode to Autumn which is a mixed blessing as I can only remember,”mists and mellow fruitfulness” and it’s driving me bananas. Apart from enjoying this lovely weather, this week I’ve been meeting people who’ll… Continue reading…

Congratulations all round.

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s lovely to see you again. Well, what a momentous week! We finally got a government and, for the first time in over a 100 years, a cannon’s been fired at Shoreham Fort. In case you missed the full results for Worthing East and Shoreham, they were; T Loughton… Continue reading…