July 19, 2017
Muslim scholar Muhammad al-Idrisi, writing c.1153, described Shoreham as “a fine and cultivated city containing buildings and flourishing activity”. I am pleased to confirm that this is still the case.
I asked one of the locals why there so many boats in the harbour and none in the sea: didn’t the owners ever put to sea? He said nobody ever would. In Shoreham.
Tragically Shoreham made the news in recent years when, on 22 August 2015, a vintage jet aircraft crashed onto the nearby A27 during a display at the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 people and injuring 16 others. The cause of the accident was found to be pilot error.