Adur World Oceans Day returns

Adur World Oceans Day returns to Shoreham on Saturday
Adur World Oceans Day returns to Shoreham on Saturday

ADUR World Oceans Day combines a host of creatures with some fascinating local history.

The family event takes place on Coronation Green in Shoreham on Saturday, 9.30am to 4pm, and entry is free.

Find out what lives in the sea and seashore, with live lobsters and crabs, a rock pool aquarium, whale and dolphin exhibition, touch table and activities for children.

Len Nevell, of the British Marine Life Study Society, presents the usual exhibition of lobsters and crabs.

The Friends of Shoreham Beach (FOSB) takes an active role with their display of the wonders of Shoreham Beach.

Wildlife writer Steve Savage presents the whale and dolphin exhibition with the life-sized replica of a bottle-nosed dolphin.

New participant the Butterfly Conservation Society (Sussex branch) will feature a display by Colin Knight and others, including the famous butterfly site at Mill Hill, north of Shoreham, nationally famous for the Chalkhill Blue butterflies.

The local heritage section will include a scale model of St Wilfrid’s Children’s Home, which was in Ham Road from 1933 to 1953.

Norman Finch, 89, who built the model, will be there to answer questions about its history and the time he spent there, including during the Second World War.

There will also be a Shoreham Society stall, Andy Horton with a rock pool aquarium display, an educational display of seashore and marine life from the Sussex Wildlife Trust and a photographic exhibition from Southwick Camera Club on a marine theme.