Monday, 13 June 2011

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 recently, the Old Fort was hosting the second Military History Day. It was feared that the event would be overshadowed by Beach Dreams, but that proved to be unfounded as hundreds of people headed for the Old Fort when the parades were over. The Friends of Shoreham Fort were delighted with the turn out and over £500 was raised for on-going preservation and restoration works.

Last weekend it was the towns' turn to shine as the Farmers Market, Food and Drink Fair, World Ocean Day and Italian Food Market rolled in. The centre was dotted with jaunty blue and white stalls and food offerings were complimented by Adur Festival events. Sadly we missed the mid-day concert by Brighton and Hove Concert Orchestra because my little charges were more interested in rolling down a grassy bank, but we did get to Sussex Academy of Music's open day arriving just in time for the percussion workshop. A dizzying array of instruments were handed around and we got stuck in. That was fun; noisy but fun.  I'd intended to produce a slideshow to show where we'd been, but what with the rucksack, cycle helmet and little 'uns I was more Norman Wisdom than David Bailey with the camera.

However, I have got a slideshow of the Military History Day. I hope you enjoy it and as before, check your volume control before playing as there is a musical accompaniment.

The Adur Festival continues until next weekend so there's still plenty to see and do. In the meantime, I'd better get back to the coal face so see you next week and thanks for popping by.


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