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Columnist Mike Mendoza on a bustling Shoreham this weekend

We attended the Most Spectacular fashion show in aid of the Sussex MS Treatment Centre based in Southwick.

It was attended by more than 200 people who were treated to the most professional catwalk fashion show that I have seen in years.

Many of the models suffer from MS and this was their way to give something back for the amazing treatment they receive at the award-winning centre.

Everyone involved had a pretty amazing time and they all worked so well together and encouraged each other as they strutted their stuff.

Many had never been involved in anything like this before and many had just never been on a stage before.

I must thank designer Toni Pickles, who allowed me and Worthing Mayor Bob Smytherman to hijack some of her time to give a short example of our new ‘comedy’ act.

We were very happy with the response, in as much as, the audience actually laughed at our jokes.

Saturday, May 24, sees the Masked Creatures barn dance at the Shoreham Centre in Pond Road.

Your chance to Dosey Doe and dance the night away to Barry Ruffell and the Hound Dogs.

Tickets are just £10 from the centre, there is a hog roast on sale as well.

This is all part of the Adur Festival and the Strange Creatures theme.

You don’t have to come as a strange creature, you are however welcome to come as a masked creature.

The Shoreham Artisans’ Market, selling local produce, takes place in East Street, Shoreham, between 9am and 2pm this Saturday. The market normally has around 30 stalls selling a wide range of local food, drink, arts and crafts.

This Saturday we also have a French Market on Coronation Green, open until 4pm, with fresh produce and French goods on sale. So Shoreham Town Centre will be bustling yet again this weekend.

There are some pretty amazing gems in the Adur District.

I noticed that the unique Marlipins Museum in Shoreham High Street has re-opened for the season.

This is a 12th-century Grade II listed building distinguished by its chessboard pattern of stone flint on frontal façade.

The museum houses more than 2,500 exhibits reflecting the rich history of our area, its archaeology, maritime shipbuilding past, the two World Wars, and the Shoreham Beach nature reserve.

Did you know the early British film industry started on Shoreham Beach?

See the detailed display depicting the first films, such as the Mayor of Casterbridge, and hear one of its famous actresses speaking about the time before the studio burnt down.

Also on show are exhibits from Shoreham airport, opened in 1910 as the first licensed airfield in the country, as well as information about Shoreham Fort, a 19th-century Palmerston fort preserved on Shoreham Beach.

There is much more... Visit the museum for a fascinating journey through the history of our ancient town.

I have always loved history and can never get enough of what is on offer and never stop talking about our fascinating heritage.

Despite new cameras being installed for the Ferry Bridge, yet another glass panel has been smashed.

Shoreham enjoyed a pretty crime free past and now suddenly we have some mindless individuals who want to spoil what is an amazing asset to our Town.

Why? Like many others, I have been immensely proud of the structure that spans the River Adur from the High Street to the Beach.

Rewards have been offered to find who has carried out this crazy vandalism.

Next week, what happens with a new council.

 

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