Spoken Word,

Shoreham Harbour – Past, Present & Future

Tuesday 26th February 2013 - Starts 7.30pm


Shoreham PortWS
Shoreham PortWS

A special evening with historian Trevor Povey, the Chief Executive of Shoreham Port Authority Rodney Lunn, and local author Peter James, plus a rare chance to view the Shoreham Port Authority’s photographic archive.

Living close to one of the busiest and most important ports on the South coast, it’s surprising how little we know about Shoreham Harbour. Serving the Brighton and Worthing conurbation, and the route for materials for most infrastructure projects in the South East, the harbour is also planning to become a hub for green energy.

And it’s a harbour with a history, from the Romans, the escaping Bonnie Prince Charlie, and various more macabre episodes. This unique event will tell the story of the harbour, ships and cargo, ship building… and murders!

The harbour’s history will be graphically illustrated with film and photos from the Port Authority’s archive and other sources. Trevor Povey, well known local historian, will set the scene with ‘Maritime Shoreham’, bringing the harbour’s past vividly to life. Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive of Shoreham Port Authority, will give a revealing insight into the harbour’s day to day life, and the plans for the future, including the important, and controversial issue of energy generation – bio-fuel, wind & gas – and what the harbour will look like in the years ahead. Peter James will talk about his fascination with the harbour, and why it has featured in so many of his books.

With thanks to Screen Archive South East for archive footage and to Brighton University film students Molly Beer and Amelia Smith for additional film (Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund).