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Editor’s comment

Hello and welcome to our September issue of the Living in Lancing magazine. We hope that you enjoyed last month’s edition. In this month’s issue we continue with some great tips on gardening from Mark Oakley of Any Gardens. We also have Judy Upton’s latest historical piece on Edward John Trelawny, a famous Sompting resident (p.20) We also have the latest from Sussex Police who have recently launched Project Kraken which is a national initiative to keep our coastlines safe. What else is happening this month, well for starters if you love bikes and cars then the National Speed trials might interest you. This years annual National Speed Trials will be on the 15th of September. If you are a foodie, then from the 18th of September it is British Food Fortnight. This runs until the 3rd of October. We also have the latest play from the Wick Theatre Group – Don’t Look Now – Daphne Du Mauriers haunting tale. With lots to do and see this month, I hope that you have a great month and don’t forget that on the 23rd of September we have Autumn Equinox when once again day and night are equal. Please do email or send in local articles. We will always endeavour to publish it. The cut off date for the October issue is the 6th September. Until Next Month, Angela

Inside this issue British Food Fortnight ....................................................................................4

Autumn Equinox .............................................................................................14

MacMillan Coffee Morning ........................................................................4

Samins Menu .............................................................................................16/17

Waves Ahead .....................................................................................................4 Dry Summer, Dry Garden ............................................................................6 Keeping the Coastline Safe..........................................................................8 Don’t Look Now – Wick Theatre ...........................................................10 International Bognor Birdman ................................................................12

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National Speed Trials ..................................................................................18 Edward John Trelawny – Judy Upton ...................................................20 Whats On ...................................................................................................26-28 NSPCC Bike Ride ............................................................................................ 30 EDITORIAL: Angela McEnery, tel: 01273 452065 E-mail: ang@livinginlancing.com AD SALES: Nigel McEnery, tel: 01273 452065 E-mail: nigel@livinginlancing.com LOCAL NEWS & EVENTS: E-mail: ang@livinginlancing.com ADDRESS: Living in Lancing P.O Box 2163, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 9DR Production: The Magazine Production Company, E-mail: deancook@magazineproduction.com Cover photo: Sylvia Lemoniates Printing: Newman Thomson, Burgess Hill.

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HAT IS BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT? Running from Saturday 18 September to Sunday 3 October and now in its ninth year, British Food Fortnight is the biggest national celebration of the diverse and delicious range of food that Britain produces. Hundreds of shops, pubs and restaurants take part every year with special menus and promotions as do councils, markets, hospitals, tourism attractions, hotels, youth hostels and many more. Last year even a zoo took part proving that animals too can eat British! The event is also an established date on the school calendar with hundreds of schools using it as an opportunity to teach children about food. In 2012 the dates of British Food Fortnight will change, for one year only, to run at the same time as the London Olympics. This year British Food Fortnight is fronted, for the first time, by it’s own poster boy. James Potter, a poultry farmer from North Yorkshire, has been selected by PR guru, Max Clifford, as the ‘Face of British Food Fortnight 2010’. James Potter has beaten off competition from more than 100 people to become the Face of British Food Fortnight 2010. The North Yorkshire egg producer was awarded the prestigious title after British Food Fortnight and Farmers Weekly launched the hunt for a face to front this year’s BFF campaign. James will feature on the event’s Love British Food poster that was unveiled by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and the BBC’s Hairy Bikers at a major launch in London. This year British Food Fortnight has teamed up with the Department of Health to celebrate British food ‘on a budget’ with a special focus on universities and children’s centres. British Food Fortnight coincides with Freshers’ Fairs in most universities where students, many of whom are catering for themselves for the first time, are the forgotten generation in the food debate. This year university caterers are being invited to run British Food Fortnight promotions in student cafes and canteens; set up stalls at Freshers’ Fairs to promote the healthy benefits of British seasonal food; and offer cooking demonstrations of simple recipes for students. In a similar vein, British Food Fortnight’s initiative sending chefs into schools to teach children how to cook is expanding into Sure Start Children’s Centres! Fathers and mothers in each centre are going to be taught how to cook, where to buy healthy food and how to incorporate 5 A DAY into their family’s meals leading up to a British Food Fortnight Harvest Feast in each centre during the event. Centres in Manchester, London, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Liverpool and Coventry are taking part. If your would like to participate you can visit in this years British food week then check out the The event’s website www. lovebritishfood.co.uk which is a one-stop-shop for consumers, retailers, caterers and schools wanting to enjoy British food. The site includes a ‘Supermarket Watch’ monitoring what British food is being sold in the big stores, search facilities to find pubs and restaurants serving British food, a Teacher Zone plus new sections providing advice on eating British on a budget and advice on planning promotions for the Olympics. Plus all the resources people need to take part in British Food Fortnight. 4

MACMILLAN BIG COFFEE MORNING Big Coffee Morning which is held every year for Macmillan Cancer Support is taking place this year at the Barn Hall at Southwick Community Centre on Saturday 25th September between 10am and 12 noon. The Big Coffee Morning is being run by the Adur Fundraising Committee and the funds that they raise are used in Sussex to help give support to those people and their families who are living with cancer. They provide emotional support, medical advise and where necessary, financial help. There will be homemade cakes, a gift stall, bric-a-brac, books, a tombola and a raffle. Admission is free.

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aves ahead, the new sustainable community strategy, which sets out the priorities and shapes the future vision for Adur and Worthing for the next 16 years is now published. The plan was written by the Adur and Worthing Local Strategic Partnership, which includes, Adur and Worthing Councils, West Sussex County Council, the police, health, voluntary organisations and businesses. The priorities set have been shaped by the views of local people and a range of evidence. Waves ahead is an important document because as the public sector faces cuts and tough times it is even more important to ensure money is spent on services the people of Adur and Worthing want. The plan sets out to tackle challenges in local communities such as, low educational attainment, obesity in young people and unemployment by working in partnership and avoiding duplication of services. Waves ahead can be seen on-line at www.adurinpartnership.org and www.worthingtogether.org Living in Lancing • September 2010


Dry Summer, Dry Garden A

s I write this fresh from my return from the holiday, in the middle of August, the ground is still as dry as ever, with rainfall an almost forgotten feature of the summer, so I hope you are managing to keep on top of the watering. Most people seem to have given up on the lawns, but they will soon come back to life once the wetter weather arrives. Just make sure you keep on top of any weeds that are taking over on the lawns, and give it a cut as soon as they start to green up again. This year they will definitely benefit from an autumn feed, but give it a chance to come back to life first. Even at this stage in August you can see the nights slowly getting longer, and the very first twinges of that autumn feel are in the air if you get up early in the morning. Keep dead heading flowering plants to keep the show going on for as long as possible. As they fade off, cut them back to keep them looking fresh. Any plant material that comes off of them can be put on the compost heap, as can the contents of pots, where plants have given up. As ever in the garden, it’s wise to look ahead, and as we start to move towards autumn, now is the time to start clearing back some of the beds and planting the spring bulbs. These can be bought in most local 6

garden centres, or if you want to try some different varieties, all the seed merchants have a very wide choice on-line. In the vegetable plot it’s now becoming a race against time, to get crops to ripen in the ever decreasing daylight hours. Tomatoes can be helped by cutting whole fruit bearing trusses off and placing on a windowcill, or next to a banana, as the gas it gives off helps to ripen the fruit. Placing cloches over herbs will also help get extra life out of them. Again keep an eye to the future and start planting out the vegetables for the spring, such as spring cabbage, garlic, onions spinach and winter lettuce. Hopefully the fruit trees will be in abundance with crops which should be ready for picking. I always try to save some seeds from things I have grown. This saves a lot of money and is very satisfying. It’s worth leaving bean pods to dry out, and setting aside seeds from tomatoes and peppers and other vegetables. They can be simply dried out on a plate on a window cill, and stored in an airtight container or brown envelope for next year. Don’t forget to label them though! Start looking to limit damage in the garden over the winter, so stake out any trees or bushes that need support, and ensure climbers are well

supported on their trellis. Its also a good idea to look at your fences and get any repairs carried out now, rather than after any autumnal storms have caused the damage. Mark Oakley, Any Garden Limited

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Keeping the coastline safe allotment Watch Allotment Watch has recently been set up by Sussex Police, in conjunction with allotment holders and Adur Council, for allotments in Lancing and surrounds. From time to time allotment holders have experienced problems with shed break-ins, theft of contents, vandalism, crop theft etc. As part of the scheme there will be regular allotment patrols by PCSOs, security marking of tools and equipment and various prevention events which will help to reduce the amount of incidents. If anyone would like further details please contact your local PCSO either via the front office at the Police Station or contact details can be found on the Sussex Police Website.

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ussex Police Project Kraken is a national initiative to help keep your coastline safe. Protecting the waters of Sussex from major crimes such as terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and thefts.

have you seen any of these things? • Boats with not enough or no navigational lighting • People landing at unusual locations • Boats moving late at night or early in the morning where they would not normally • People who do not seem to know how to handle a boat • People who are not dressed appropriately for being on the water • Rigid inflatable boats being moved at unusual times or unloaded at unusual places • Packages being transferred between boats at sea or between waiting cars • Boats with extra fuel tanks • Boats with too many people on board • Unusual boat training or handling If so please contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting ‘Project Kraken’

bike thefts Sussex Police are getting a lot of calls regarding abandoned bikes found which indicates that a lot of bikes are being stolen and dumped. Please be extra vigilant and make sure your bike is secured with the best lock you can afford. Make a note of the frame number so that if it is stolen it can be identified if found and returned to the rightful owner. Sussex Police offer a bike marking identification, for more information contact your local PCSO.

anto-social behaviour Anti-social behaviour was up over June/July compared to May, but this is possibly due to the end of Exams and Schools breaking up and also Summer events starting. These figures are, however, lower than June last year and over all anti-social behaviour has stayed below 2009 levels. May we remind all members of the public to call in any antisocial behaviour that they are concerned about so that a complete picture can be built. The Safer Adur Hotline 01273 263 356 or Sussex Police non-emergency number 0845 60 70 999. Hotspot for anti-social behaviour in Lancing is currently Mash Barn.

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Project ‘Motorvation’ continues with Sussex Police identifying vehicles with valuables left inside on view. The owners are contacted and words of advice given along with a booklet on car crime ‘Steer Clear’. Please remember to take all valuables like Sat Nav, brief case, golf clubs, bags, mobile phones, tools etc. out of your vehicle (these are just some of the items that were on view when vehicles were checked). Not only do you have items stolen, you also have the cost and inconvenience of having vehicle repair such as smashed windows and or broken locks where the thief has gained entry.

PCSO Vanessa Tiller Neighbourhood Panel Meeting 7 September 19.30 at the Council Chambers Lancing Parish Hall

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To contact your local PCSO go to the Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk If you see anything suspicious at all, please call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For emergency or crime in progress dial 999. Living in Lancing • September 2010


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inister things can happen, even in the most romantic of settings. It’s fifty years ago in Venice, when tourists had the place to themselves. But the narrow streets and glimmering canals become menacing at night, when it’s all too easy to miss your way in the shadows and mist. This is the setting for Wick Theatre Company’s production of Don’t Look Now, the classic story by Daphne du Maurier. It is well known from the 1970s film version, which has something of a cult following. But the powerful tale of haunting and imagination is now unfolded in a fascinating stage adaptation by Nell Leyshon. The play is Wick’s entry for this year’s Brighton & Hove Arts Council drama awards. A couple on a short holiday, John and Laura (Guy Steddon and Hazel Starns), are still mourning the death of their young daughter, Christine. At a café, apparently by chance,

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they meet two intimidating sisters (played by Gill Medway and Diane Robinson). One of the sisters, blind and clairvoyant, claims to have ‘seen’ the little girl sitting happily between her parents at the table. Laura is shocked and elated, while John refuses to believe it. But the possibility of a supernatural presence becomes stronger. The blind sister has more alarming visions and John catches glimpses of danger and faces unknown fears. The ‘local’ characters of Venice include waiters, hotel staff, policemen and street musicians, played variously by David Creedon, Tony Brownings, John Garland and Ray Hopper. The director is Bob Ryder, who builds up the production from its atmospheric beginning to a chilling climax. Performances run from Wednesday 29 September to Saturday 2 October, at the Barn Theatre, Southwick. Time is 7.45pm, tickets cost £9 for Wednesday and Thursday, £9.50 for Friday and Saturday, from the box office on 01273 597094, or online: www.wicktheatre.co.uk

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t’s back, it hasn’t been held since 2007 but the International Bognor Birdman takes place over the weekend Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September This year the jackpot prize is £30,000 along with the International Bognor Birdman trophy. There is up to £1,000 for the maximum time on the air and there are an assortment of other prize for each class.

a brief history of birdman flight... After its inception in 1971 at the nearby resort of Selsey, the Birdman Rally as it was then known continued successfully until 1975 with initially a £1000 and later a £3000 prize on offer for anyone who could fly 50 yards, (about 46 metres). David Cook came closest to the prize in 1974 with a 44 metre flight in the face of fierce competition from Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and a naked man called John. In 1976 the organisers were told that they could no longer use the lifeboat pier, and as Selsey had no other available location, the Birdman flight moved to Bognor Regis in 1978. With the move came an increase in the height of the take off platform and therefore the likelihood of someone achieving the prize. Also the event began to grow at this stage into something akin to the huge spectacle it is today with media interest from all around the world. Through the late 70s and early 80s the plucky British contingent represented by Wonder Woman, The Red Baron and the Apollo Space Programme repeatedly attempted to flout the laws of physics whilst over the Channel a storm was gathering: The German and Swiss teams arrived in 1981. 1983 saw the Swiss take first prize, the arrival of TV crews from the BBC, Canada and the USA, along with the first pantomime link when two brothers jumped as a racehorse! 1984 was a historic year, when jubilant German Harold Zimmer flew 57.8 metres and walked away with £10,000 narrowly ahead of the pope, a flying squirrel and Donald Duck! With almost ruthless efficiency and attention to detail, the Germans continued to dominate the serious entries during the eighties, while in the comic section there were sugar 12

plum fairies, Sinclair C5’s and in 1989 an Australian film crew witnessed ski jumper Eddie the Eagle eclipse all his Olympic performances by managing 11 metres before splashdown! By 1990 the record stood at 71 metres with the Germans taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, beating a 10 metre Concorde, 4 penguins, 4 Ninja Turtles and an inmate from Ford Open Prison - minus his passport! The jackpot distance was now 100 metres, the prize a cool £25,000. In 1992 the record was smashed again by local lad: Dave Bradshaw whose flight of 89.2 metres is still unbeaten, and a Japanese documentary crew witnessed the lunacy of flying donuts, ice cream and vampires. The highlight of the 2001 event was Dick Chitolie’s surreal giant bug, complete with four training shoes to absorb its impact with the English Channel, the £1000 distance prize going to Ron Freeman, a hangliding instructor from Northumberland, for the third year running. Ron continued his dominance in 2002 with a flight of 52.6 metres despite the strong headwinds, which were the undoing of several competitors, and returned in 2003 with an impressive winning distance of 81.2 metres. Other winners from 2003 included Paul Harland the Black Pegasus and Henry Morris with his Carbon Condor. 30,000 people watched the event in 2003 and many more followed the trials and tribulations of the birdmen through press and media reports around the globe. With the support of Virgin Atlantic the 2003 event raised in excess of £70,000 for worthwhile causes. In 2004, despite the rain, a skateboarding cow, Dr Who and his Tardis and many more took to the skies. Anva Luc made history by being the first blind competitor and Ron’s 6 year reign came to end, when he was beaten by Tony Hughes who flew an impressive 82.5 metres.

but the fun didn’t stop there.... In 2005 the event saw the return of the sun, Ron Freeman regained his crown with a flight 77.6 metres, with other diverse enties such as Zoë Salmon from Blue Peter taking a ducking. In 2008 disaster struck! The end of Bognor Pier was removed under health and safety conserns over its stablity. This lead to a last minute cancelation of the Birdman event. The following year Worthing, a seaside town a little to the east of Bognor offered its aid by hosting the event. This year the Birdman is back where is belongs in Bognor Regis, while Worthing who enjoyed great success with the event in 2008 and 2009 are also hosting their own Birdman event. There are a number of such Birdman events worldwide, including one in China, all with their roots in Selsey/Bognor which was the very first Birdman. It is great to see this entertainment event bringing fun and laughter the globe over I wonder what that otherwise sane Selsey gift shop owner that concocted the madness that was the Birdman Rally way back in the summer of ‘71 would make of todays event... Living in Lancing • September 2010


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he Autumn Equinox or Harvest Home is also called Mabon (pronounced ‘MAY-bon’) after the Welsh god Mabon ap Modron, which means literally ‘son of mother’. Mabon appears in ‘The Mabinogion’ tale. The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honour The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to the trees. The Welsh know this time as ‘Alban Elfed’, meaning ‘light of autumn’. This is the point of the year when once again day and night are equal — 12 hours, as at Ostara, the Spring Equinox. The Latin word for Equinox means ‘time of equal days and nights’. After this celebration the descent into winter brings hours of increasing darkness and chiller temperatures. It is the time of the year when night conquers day. After the Autumn Equinox the days shorten and nights lengthen. To astrologers this is the date on which the sun enters the sign of Libra, the scales, reflecting appropriately the balanced day and night of the equinox. This was also the time when the farmers brought in their harvested goods to be weighed and sold.

harvest festival This is the second festival of the season of harvest — at the beginning of the harvest, at Lammas, winter retreated to his underworld, now at the Autumn equinox he comes back to earth. For our Celtic ancestors this was time to reflect on the past season and celebrate nature’s bounty and accept that summer is now over. Harvest Home marks a time of rest after hard work, and a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of nature. This is the time to look back on the past year and what you have achieved and learnt, and to plan for the future. The full moon nearest to the Autumn Equinox is called the Harvest Moon and farmers would harvest their crops by then, as part of the second harvest celebration. Mabon was when livestock would be slaughtered and preserved (salted and smoked) to provide enough food for the winter. At the South Pole they will be celebrating the first appearance of the sun in six months. However, at the North Pole they will be preparing for six months of darkness. During Medieval times, the Christian Church replaced Pagan solstices and equinox celebrations with Christianised occasions. The Autumn equinox celebration was Michaelmas, the feast of the Archangel Michael. 14

ageing Goddess The triple Goddess — worshipped by the Ancient Britons, is now in her aspect of the ageing Goddess and now passes from Mother to Crone, until she is reborn as a youthful virgin as the wheel of nature turns. At the Autumn equinox the goddess offers wisdom, healing and rest.

Mabon traditions the Wicker man There was a Celtic ritual of dressing the last sheaf of corn to be harvested in fine clothes, or weaving it into a wicker-like man or woman. It was believed the sun or the corn spirit was trapped in the corn and needed to be set free. This effigy was usually burned in celebration of the harvest and the ashes would be spread on the fields. This annual sacrifice of a large wicker man (representing the corn spirit) is thought by many to have been the origin of the misconception that Druids made human sacrifices. ‘The reaping is over and the harvest is in, Summer is finished, another cycle begins’ In some areas of the country the last sheaf was kept inside until the following spring, when it would be ploughed back into the land. In Scotland, the last sheaf of harvest is called ‘the Maiden’, and must be cut by the youngest female in attendance.

Corn dollies Corn dollies were also made from the last sheaf and kept in the house to protect the inhabitants from bad spirits during the long winter.

apples To honour the dead, it was also traditional at Mabon to place apples on burial cairns, as symbolism of rebirth and thanks. This also symbolizes the wish for the living to one day be reunited with their loved ones. Mabon is also known as the Feast of Avalon, deriving from the meaning of Avalon being, ‘the land of the apples’.

to autumn O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not,but sit Beneath my shady roof, there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe; And all the daughters of the year shall dance, Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers. William Blake Living in Lancing • September 2010


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he National Speed Trials showcase a wide range of cars and motorbikes racing over a quarter of a mile along Brighton’s historic beachfront. Organised by Brighton & Hove Motor Club, the National Speed Trials started in 1905 so have been going over 100 years - this makes it the longestrunning motorsport event in the world! It was the first motoring event to have started in Madeira Drive; the one which set the precedent which the rest have followed. In fact, Madeira Drive was resurfaced for the then-new tarmac material especially so that the first speed trials could take place An entertaining day-out for all the family, it showcases a wide range of cars and motorbikes racing over a quarter of a mile, along Brighton’s historic beachfront. Motor cycles and cars of all vintages, race against the stopwatch, in the direction of the Marina Where all the other events end in the Drive, and vehicles are for the most part stationary, the centre of 18

attraction at the National Speed Trials is speed! . Run under the regulations of the RAC Motor Sport Association, speeds can reach 160mph on the quarter mile course But it’s not just speed. There are

many classic motors on display and a great day out for all the family, but a must for car enthusiasts. The annual National Speed Trials will take place on Saturday 11th September, Madeira Drive, Brighton Living in Lancing • September 2010


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ne famous Sompting resident who led an exciting and colourful life is Edward John Trelawny. Born in 1792, into a Cornish family with a strong military and seafaring tradition, Edward Trelawny was a high-spirited child and frequently in trouble at school. He was finally expelled for assaulting a teacher and at only thirteen years old, he joined the British navy. Setting sail on his first ship, he arrived at Trafalgar only a few weeks after Nelson’s famous battle. After this he continued to serve in the navy travelling to Spain, South America and Africa. According to Trelawny himself, on a journey bound for the Orient, he was as usual in trouble for fighting and deserted the ship at Bombay. Naval records however suggest he was instead honourably discharged. From here, if he own colourful account is to be believed, Trelawny travelled on to the Eastern Archipelago in the company of a French privateer, which made Trelawny officially a pirate at the tender age of sixteen. He rescued and married a young Arab girl called Zela in Madagascar. She was however unfortunately later killed in a swimming accident. Trelawny did not return to England for several years. His descriptions of his life during these years abroad 20

are described in his book ‘Adventures Of A Younger Son’, published in 1831. Perhaps it was the stress of his divorce that set Trelawny back on his travels and he left England for Switzerland. There, at the age of twenty-seven he had a chance encounter with Thomas Medwin, a cousin of the Sussexborn poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Intrigued by Medwin’s account of the poet’s colourful life Trelawny later travelled to Italy to meet him. The two men got on very well and he was also introduced to Lord Byron and went to parties with Shelley’s wife Mary, author of ‘Frankenstein’ who made many mentions of him in her later published journals. On July 8th, 1822 Shelley had been visiting Byron and Leigh Hunt at Livorno, Italy. He set off for the return journey on his small schooner the Ariel. Trelawny remained behind on Byron’s yacht and watched Shelley depart through his telescope, until bad weather obscured his view. A violent summer squall sank the boat and Shelley was drowned. Ten days later Shelley’s body washed up on the beach, with two books still in his pockets, volumes by Keats and Sophocles. Byron, Hunt and Trelawny cremated Shelley’s body on the seashore. Here Trelawny rather dramatically snatched the poet’s heart from the flames and later gave it to his widow Mary Shelley. Trelawny was also responsible for gathering up Shelley’s ashes and burying them in the protestant cemetery in Rome. He also gave Mary Shelley money to allow her to return home to England. A year later Edward John Trelawny went to Greece with Byron. This was to help the Greeks in their war against Turkey. Here after many more adventures he was severely wounded. He met and married a Greek woman and continued to live abroad for a number of years. During this time he maintained a correspondence with Mary Shelley who helped him with recollections for his book of his time among the Romantic poets. In 1858 Trelawny published ‘Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author’. His associations with Byron, Shelley, Hunt and others made him part of London’s literary scene, he joined the Reform Club and moved in artistic circles. For the last thirty-five years of Trelawny’s life however he left the social whirl of London and the excitement of his adventures abroad for more tranquil rural surroundings. He moved first to South Wales and then finally to Sompting at the age of seventy-seven. Here he lived in the farmhouse that is still today to be found to the north of St. Mary’s church. It is here he wrote his autobiography and lived out his final days growing flowers and vegetables. He would drive himself in his pony and trap down to the sea for a regular swim despite his advancing years. His house had a balcony from which he could view the waves, no doubt reminding him of his sea-faring days. Edward John Trelawny died of old age at eighty-nine in 1881 and his ashes were laid to rest beside those of his friend Shelley. Judy Upton Living in Lancing • September 2010


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What’s on in Lancing and Sompting in September General

Events

Fridays - Lancing Country Market

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Cakes ! Preserves! Vegetables! Plants! All homemade produces and on sale at the Lancing Country Market every Friday from 9.45am to 11.15am. Eggs and crafts and fruit in season. Meet your friends for coffee at the Lancing Parish Hall and benefit from reasonably priced goods from the local area.

Tuesdays - Weekly Table Sale Held every Tuesday mornings 9.30 -12pm at the Lancing Parish Hall. Come along to see a variety of things on sale – books, jewellery, brica-brac, homemade & cross-stitch cards. Refreshments also available so come along and see!

Wednesdays – Shoreham Centre Indoor / Outdoor Market 9am – 12.30ish. With Coffee Shop, Refreshments and Car Parking. For more info please call (01273) 454686 or visit www.shorehamcentre.co.uk

Fridays - Sompting United Reform Church : . Cokeham Road, Sompting Come along to the 50+ club every Friday at 2.15. On the first Saturday if every month come and join us for our coffee pot 10.30am – 12 noon. Toddlers Group 9.15 -11.15. £1 per family. Contact Hazel for further details on 01903 755122

Month Antiques Fair The first Thursday of every month 8am-12.30pm at the Lancing Parish Hall. Come along to this new and exciting evenrt and see what’s on offer! Cakes, Jewellery, Antiques, Cards, Collectibles, brica-brac, post cards. Refreshments available. Ample free parking. Stalls £8, 6ft table and chairs provided. For more information call Frank on 01273 700988.

Thursdays - Lancing Partially Sighted and Blind Self Help Group We would welcome new members. The clubs meets every Thursday 10.00am to 2.30pm, for refreshments entertainment and general chit chat. Transport to and from the club and lunch can be arranged.

Coffee Craft `N’ Friendship Coffee Craft `N’ Friendship has been set up for the people of Sompting and Surround areas. We meet at Sompting Primary School, White Styles Road, Sompting every forthnight. Please contact Pat on 01903 532608 for future dates. Bring your own ’craft’ along to do or just come for the coffee, cake and a bit of chat. We have ‘clothes swapshops’ , the occasional guest speaker, picnics and demos. We go out to gardens, car boots and more, inshort, we are just friends. We are relaxed friendly group, welcoming all ages. We offer lift for people coming alone for the first time.

Courses and Classes Wick Theatre Company Most Mondays from 8pm. Membership £20 pa. 17 year olds and above welcome. The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre. (The Young Wick Players (12 – 17 year olds) meet Weds 7.30pm – 9.30pm in Southwick Community Centre). For more info contact Betty Dawes on (01273) 594052.

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In aid of the Worthing & Adur Fund at The Marquis of Granby in Sompting. Stagecoach Bus No. 7 stops right outside! Beer, music, beer, dancers, beer, comedians, beer, alternative poets, beer, food and more beer is on the menu for the first Floating Fish Beer & Music Festival, which will be taking place at The Marquis of Granby in Sompting over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2010.

Thursday 2nd September 2010 : John Innes ‘The People’s Tenor’ At The Pavilion, Worthing. A long-time favourite of the South Coast, John Craig Innes ‘The People’s Tenor’ returns to Worthing Pavilion with a brand new show for charity that features The Band of The Army Air Corps. John will once again pay tribute to his tenor favourites, Lanza, Pavarotti and Caruso, but this year’s show will be punctuated with a military flavour to acknowledge John’s chosen charity for 2010, Help for Heroes. Sprinkled amongst the tenor classics such as Nessun Dorma and E Lucevan le Stelle will be the stirring anthems of Requiem for a Soldier, You Raise Me Up and I Am My Country. Support acts include soprano Michelle Crozier, and John’s popular big band singer brother, Moray Innes. Book now for an inspirational and uplifting evening of music and entertainment: The Worthing Pavilion 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Fri 10th - Sun 12th September 2010: Comic poet John Hegley Comic performance poet John Hegley is to headline the first ever Worthing Comedy Festival. The festival is hosted and organised by Matt’s Comedy Club, the up and coming family-friendly comedy showcase that has been running nights in Worthing since 2008. Author, musician and performance poet John Hegley, a regular at clubs and festivals all over Europe during the past 25 years, brings his high energy set to the St Paul’s Centre on 10 September, backed by BBC Radio 4’s musical maestro of mirth James Sherwood, in an evening fronted by Matt’s Comedy Club MC Russ Bravo.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September: The annual Rox FREE Festival FREE Festival Bognor Regis, West Sussex. The Annual Rox FREE Festival has been running since 1990 and has grown over the years in to a nationally recognised platform for bands to launch themselves and aplications to appear at the Festival now arrive in their hundreds from home and abroad. Since 2000, Rox has aslo been developing ‘The Fringe’ element of the Festival and this always adds a new and ‘quirky’ aspect each year. Numbers over the previous years have reached 60,000 over 3 days in 2001. The two day event in 2009 still attracted more than 30,000 music lovers and all denominations of the local community. The annual Rox Music & Arts Festival is unique to the UK and has been described as ‘the jewel on the south coast’ and is FREE for thousands to enjoy. The Rox Organisation has a professional stage crew and event management team who are well versed an all aspects of H&S and our relationships with the emergency services and local authorites had produced hard earned and well publicised high praise for friendliness, efficiency, professionalism.

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Courses, Clubs and Workshops The Leconfield Project We are situated in Lancing and the project aims to bring together the local community, working in partnership with othe voluntary organizations and statutory agencies, to establish a community centre and to organise educational and recreational activities in order to reduce anti-social behaviour and to improve the quality of life for local residents. For more information contact Trevor Crowter (Chair): Leconfield _projects@yahoo.co.uk, Laura Moore (Secretary): 01903 763842 or visit :www.leconfield.bn15.net

Lancing and Sompting Lions Club A fundraising organisation for local, national and international charities. We meet on the first Monday of every month at the Lions Community Hall in Roberts Road and on the third Monday to have a social. New Members are always welcome. Call Sandy on 01903 766257.

Adur East Lions Club

Lancing Manor Cricket Club We play in the West Sussex League every Sunday throughout the summer – from May- September. We also have friendly games on Sundays at the start of the Seaon in April and at the end of the season all through September. We also play occasional games on Sundays during the league season, depending on demand! During the league season we meet at Lancing Manor at 1pm for home games, or 12-12.30pm for away games. For more information call Nick Brown, Club Secretary on07799417721 or visit: www. lancingmanor.co.uk

Lancing Eagles We are a local running club and meet on a Wednesday evening at 6.30pm at Lancing Manor Leisure Centre ( Impulkse Leisure Centre)> The club is affiliated to West Sussexfun run league. We run an annual fun run on 11 october from lancing manor. Contact David Clubb on 01273 445946/07872 633793 or email: davidclubb@sky.com

The local Adur East Group, which covers Southwick and Shoreham area, meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month ( except December), at the Royal George Pub and Restaurant., Holmbush Roundabout, Shoreham-by-Sea., at 8pm. New members are always welcome. Call David or Elaine on 01273 591376

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Civil Service Retirement Fellowship – Lancing Group

We are a dedicated committed with many years service to the charity. We try to organize a fund raising event each month except August. This includes flag day, house to house, jumble sales,coffee mornings, tea afternoons, ( quiz evenings and auction fashion show and beauty evenings are also possibilites). For further information please call 01903 761943 or 01903 762716. Any one of us would be please to tell you more.

We meet on the first Tuesdat of every month at the Lancing Methodist Church Hall in the Chester Avenue at 2pm. All are welcome. Miss Iris Hawley 01903 766998

Lancing Flower Club

Phoenix Afternoon Art Club

We meet from March to September( excluding August), on the third Monday of the month at 2.30pm in the Lancing pArish Hall and the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at sompting Community Centre. Membership is £16 per year and you may pay a small entrance fee. New members weolcome. CallHelen Taylor on 01903 207255

We are small friendly group who meet every Tuesday in the Lions Hall, Roberts Road, Lancing from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. For more information please call Pam on 01903 750992.

The Friends of Lancing Ring

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month (except in August) at 2.30pm in the Jubilee Hall at Lancing Parish Hall. Visitors always welcome. Call Hillary on 01903 754762 or Joan on 01903 751615.

Lancing and Sompting Winemakers We meet every third Tuesday at Sompting Village Hall at 7.30pm. New Members are welcome! Call Betty Kewell on 01903 266353.

Adur Art Club Meets Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm & Thursdays 2pm – 4pm. Room 8, Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham. Membership £35 per annum. For more info please visit http://aartc.webs.com

All are welcome! Join us for our task days, we meet on the third Sunday of every month at 10am at the Mill road car Park. Subscription £2. Call Sue Crowhurst on 01903 762769.

Arts and Crafts, ICT, Health & Well-being, Languages, Maths, English & ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages)

Lancing Art Club

West Sussex Adult & Community Learning Service runs a wide range of courses in the local area. Using the excellent facilities at Southwick Community Centre, Shoreham Academy and local libraries there really is a learning opportunity on your doorstep! For further information please contact 01273 598811 or pick up a brochure from your local library.

We meet every|Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Lancing Parish Hall. There are monthly demonstrations or workshops. Call Mrs P Smart on 01903 521025. Lancing Art Club Exhibition Sat: 14th Aug. Open 10am until 8pm. Sunday Closed. Monday 16th- Thursday 19th August. Open Daily 10am-8pm. Friday 20th 10am – closes 4pm.

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What’s on in Lancing and Sompting in September Sports and Leisure

Babies and Toddlers

Worthing Speakers Club – Public Speaking Made Fun

Penhill Toddler Group

Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month at The Charles Dickens Pub, 56 Heene Road, Worthing, BN11 3RG. Arrive for: 715pm, Start: 7:30pm, Finish 9:30pm. Everyone very welcome. For more information please contact Meg Heyworth on (01323) 872487, meg@heyworth.co.uk or visit www.worthingspeakers.org.uk

Adur Valley Bridge Clubs- Shoreham EBU Affiliated Duplicate Bridge Club. Very friendly. Visitors welcome. No partner required. The Hall of the Church of The Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach. Tuesday afternoons at 1.30pm. For more information contact Bob & Kathy Whiting on (01403) 711707, Email: adur.bridge@btinternet.com, www.adurbridge.org.uk

Adur East Lions club Meet 4th Tuesday of the month at the Royal George Public House, Holmbush Roundabout, Shoreham. 8pm. All welcome.

Adur Petanque Club (Boules) Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7pm and Sunday mornings from 10.30am at Lancing Manor Park (next to the Impulse Leisure Centre). New members welcome. Come and Try. For further information please call (01903) 776387 or visit www.adurpetanque.co.uk

We meet on Tuesdays and Fridays, 12.30 – 2.30pm during term time, at the Guide Hall, 5 Penhill Road, Lancing,.. Cost is £1.30 per child, with additional children 60p extra. We provide a range of activities and resourse to little ones amused, including playdough, rides on cars, drawing, puzzles, baby toys, train set etc and have access to an outside play area in good weather. Free refreshments for the parents, carers and children. Regular Table sales and other fundraising activities also take place.

St James Toddlers Group

We meet every Monday in Term time from 1.30pm-3pm at St James Church Hall, Mill Road, Lancing. It costs £1 per family, which includes refreshments and a craft session. Call Joan on 01903 762652

Lancing Children and Family Centre

We are based at 42 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AB. We have lots of exciting and useful groups running at thte centre. Contact 01903 276 898

Youth Activities & Events Lancing Youth Centre

Penhill Road, Lancing, BN15 8HA Tel:01903 754901. Email: Lancing.yout.centre@west sussex.gov.uk

Mondays: Open Clubnight

For 13-18 years olds. Safe, comfortable environment and wide variety of activites. 7pm-9pm

Adur Book Club for the over 60s

Tuesdays: ASP Interact Clubnight

Meetings are at Shoreham Library on the 1st Thursday of every month from 10am – 11.30. All books are supplied free by West Sussex Library Service. Large print and audio versions available. Cost £2.50 per session. Call Pam Simons on (01273) 441571 for more details.

Wednesdays: Young Parents Group

Session with Adur Special Needs Project for ASP members and those young people 13-18 that wich to volunteer as Helper Partners – 6.30-8.15pm Session for pre/post natal young parents up to 23 years of age – 11am-1.00pm

Health and Support Groups

Wednesdays: Junior Club

Cardiac Rehab Support

Thursdays: Open Clubnight

Exercise classes supervised by qualified instructors are held every Wednesday and Friday 11.15 - 12.15 and Tai Chi classes every Monday 3 - 4 pm at Shoreham Free Church Hall, Buckingham Road. Exercise classes also at Southlands Hospital, Cardiac Rehab Unit, Cedar Ward Wednesdays 2.30 - 3.30 pm and Fridays 2-3pm Carers welcome. £3 per session (£5 per couple). Just turn up or ring (01273) 455239 for more details. www.cardiacrehabsupport.org.uk

Clubnight for 8-10 year olds – 6.15 – 7.45pm For 13-18 year olds. Safe, comfortable environment and wide variety of activites. 7pm – 9.30pm

Fridays: Friday Football

Informal football session on outdoor courts at Lancing Leisur Centre. 7pm-9pm.

Fridays: Streetdance session

Session in Dance Studio at Lancing Leisure Centre – 8.15 – 9.15pm

Adur Stroke Group

Sunday School at St James’s

Fridays at Marsh House Park Lane Southwick from 2 - 4pm. Any person who has been affected by a stroke (and their carer if necessary) is welcome. Social events are arranged with the occasional trip. Transport is restricted but can possibly be arranged in certain circumstances. Applications can only be accepted from persons living in the Adur area. Further details or enquiries should be made to the Secretary (Stan Ford) on 01273-453760.

If any of the details listed here are incorrect or your club or event isn’t included and you would like it to be please email ang@livinginlancing.com with details.

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During term time our Sunday school meets in the Church Hall, Mill road at 9.45am. Our children explore the Christian Fatih ina creative way before joining the congregation at the Parish Eucharist. Just come along - mums and dads welcome. On the third Sunday of the month children, family and friends are invited to the all worship of the family Eucharist at 10am. Ring the Church office weekdays 9am-11am on 01903 750286.

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