GALLERY: Readers’ pictures – April 2014

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THIS month’s Readers’ Picture Gallery features some wonderful scenes and some jokey photographs as well.

Alison Winbolt used comedy to get her message across about the state of Mouse Lane in Steyning.

Suzanne Freedman captured the 'beautiful' colours on display at Buckingham Park in Shoreham.

Suzanne Freedman captured the 'beautiful' colours on display at Buckingham Park in Shoreham.

“We have visitors!” she said about the ‘crocodile’ that turned up in a puddle.

Also in the news recently was the Adur Ferry Bridge opening ‘for real’ for the first time, for a steel barge to pass through.

David Tarr, of North Street, Shoreham, followed up his picture of the bridge opening, seen in last month’s Gallery, with a picture of the barge in its berth at Riverbank.

Judy Green posted some scenic pictures on the Shoreham Herald Facebook page.

There is one of Sussex Yacht Club, which hosted the Sussex Regatta 2014 over Easter. Brighton, Sovereign Harbour, Arun and Sussex yacht clubs combined to take part in this year’s races, from April 18 to 20.

She also sent a picture called River On Fire, showing the sunset over the River Adur on April 24, and a rainbow over Sussex Yacht Club on Saturday, April 26.

Liam Teague, of Jarvis Lane, Steyning, also photographed the River Adur, this time at night.

“Overlooking the Adur and the new Shoreham footbridge illuminated at night. Hope you like it,” he said.

Mike Jennings enjoyed Whole Lotta Led at the Barn Theatre in Southwick on April 26, which was a sell-out, to the delight of lead singer, and local resident Lee Pryor.

Mike said: “The fans were not disappointed, as they played many songs from Led Zeppelin’s repertoire. Afterwards, Lee said the band hoped to be back in the near future.

“Meanwhile, the band will be playing at the Concorde 2 later in the year.”

Wildlife photographs came from Paul Collington, of Goring Road, Steyning, this month.

He took a picture of a short eared owl alongside the River Arun a couple of fields up from St Peter’s Church in Upper Beeding.

“My wife and I had seen it the day before but unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me,” he said. “We returned the following day not expecting to see it again but lo and behold there it was.”

He also sent in a picture of a bush cricket, taken in his garden.

Mr Collington said: “We had spotted the female a few days before and hoped a male suitor would turn up, which he duly did, and this image is of their courtship ritual, which was fascinating. The male is smaller and has the brown back markings.”

Local historian Roger Bateman gives a laugh from the past with his picture of the Middle Street public toilets.

“How considerate Shoreham was a few years ago – sadly the signs have since been removed,” he said.

Sarah Reeve spotted some well-loved sheep near Steyning, on the Downs Link path.

Meanwhile, it was the beautiful plants in Buckingham Park, Shoreham, that caught Suzanne Freedman’s eye. She said the park was looking ‘beautiful’.

Zoe Hutton, of The Close, Shoreham, took a couple of scenic shots, one from Mill Hill of Lancing College in the morning light and another of the college nestled into the Downs

“This is my favourite view,” she said.

Send your photographs to marked Readers Pictures for next month’s Gallery. Some of the pictures will also feature in the Focus on You slot in the Herald.