TQ2104 : Mural, Beach Green

taken 10 years ago, near to Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, Great Britain

Mural, Beach Green
Mural, Beach Green
On the rear of the block containing the public toilets and a boarded café. The train carriages are a subtle reminder towards the origins of the community on Shoreham Beach. Until the late 19th century the land was a shingle spit that had been growing eastwards over the previous 900 years until colonised by the then artistic community who built a rudimentary Bungalow Town often out of former railway carriages from nearby Lancing Carriage Works and ferried over at low tide. The small community reached its apogee during the inter war years being important enough to gain its own halt near Shoreham Airport on the West Coastway line. However, it was evacuated at the beginning of World War Two and the buildings, many without basic amenities were pulled down to prevent any use during a possible German invasion. After the war the council took control of the building.

Beach Green is the road in the background whilst the white houses to the left are in River Close.
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TQ2104, 221 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Friday, 15 February, 2008
Category
Mural   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 212 045 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.6623N 0:16.7697W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 212 045
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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