READERS had their eyes on the sky in December, if our monthly picture gallery is anything to go by.
Chris Pytel, who lives in the Ropetackle development, took a stunning picture of the setting sun from her balcony.
Pauline Baitup captured a pair of swans flying by when she was on the steam train going to Bath.
She said: “I took this picture near Arundel. They seemed to be flying along with the train.”
It was the steam train itself, the Tangmere, that caught the attention of two other readers.
Mike Jennings was there to see it pass through Southwick railway station on its way to Bath.
Then David Tarr pictured it crossing the River Adur in Shoreham, where he said it was ‘perfect weather for the engine Tangmere to take day trippers to the Bath Christmas market’.
Mr Tarr was also out and about with his camera on Boxing Day, ‘a cold and frosty morning’, when the rare sight of a hot air balloon flying low over Shoreham was photographed by several readers.
Andrew Bellamy, who was watching from Mill Lane, said the balloon passed low over the green in Chanctonbury Drive and the occupants were seen dropping what he took to be ballast over the side.
Colin Ulph took pictures from his house in Shoreham. “You don’t often see this sort of thing on the Upper Shoreham Road!” he said.
The Herald is always grateful to readers who happen to be on the scene when newsworthy events take place and send in photographs, which will receive a name credit when used.
Ian Tibbetts arrived in Shoreham High Street just after an accident involving two cars, which caused a big traffic jam.
Warwick Baker also provided some lovely newsworthy photos in December.
The Towers Convent Choir held a carol concert at the Holmbush Centre, Shoreham, in aid of the Worthing and Brighton homeless.
His granddaughter, Chloe Ellman Baker, was playing the harp and £500 was raised in 90 minutes.
Mr Baker’s other photos were from the Sleeping Beauty pantomime at the Ropetackle Arts Centre.