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Archive for November, 2013

Harry Potter and the Magical Light Contract

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

It is with great pride and happiness that we learnt this week of the Limehouse Lamp Company’s success in winning a huge contract to supply the lights for an extension at the Harry Potter World theme park in Orlando.

They were sought out by the American Theme Park giants to supply 200 authentic Victorian gas lights to give the required eerie ambiance to a ride entitled “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter“. The lights are similar in design to those used in Hogwarts in the popular film series and are prime examples of the work the Limehouse Lamp Company does best – Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian lamps that are completely in tune with their settings and perfectly sympathetic in their designs.

Due to be unveiled at next year the lights have to be delivered by the end of this November (2013) and have each been hand constructed to exacting requirements.

Its a source of great pride to us that an American would come all the way to our modest Industrial Estate to find the Limehouse Lamp Company to fulfill this prestigious order!

The Limehouse Lamp Company Limited - Bespoke Lighting

For more info, see the attached BBC report filmed at the headquarters of Limehouse Lamp Company on the Mackley Industrial Estate





Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The Tottington Woodlanders are celebrating their 21st anniversary this year and what better way to mark the event than by ringing the changes at the traditional Christmas wassail.

The Broadwood Morris Men will be coming to provide entertainment and the paths in the wood will be be lit by tea-light jam jars. Starting at 5.30pm on Saturday 7th December, from Small Dole village it will be an evening of great beauty and peace to welcome in the new season.

Open to members plus guests only this celebration is a great reason to join Tottington Woodlanders and become part of the team that are the custodians of this ancient piece of land.

Duke to open new footbridge

Monday, November 11th, 2013

A DAY of celebrations is planned for the opening of Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham on Wednesday 13th November.

Residents keen to walk across the River Adur between Coronation Green and Shoreham Beach will have to wait until then, however.

Hopes the new bridge would be open before the official ceremony have been dashed following delays and weather issues.

The replacement bus service between Shoreham town centre and Shoreham Beach will continue as normal until 7pm on Wednesday.

During a special ceremony at Coronation Green, the Duke of Gloucester will unveil the name plaque, between 12.30pm and 1pm.

He will then cross the bridge to meet a gathering of schoolchildren, cyclists and residents at the Shoreham Beach end.

During the afternoon, community events, organised by Adur District Council will continue the celebrations.

There will also be an informal reception for invited guests at The Beach House, in East Street, for some of the people who were involved in the replacement of the old bridge.

Pieter Montyn, county cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We are all looking forward to what should be a great occasion.

“It is an honour to welcome the Duke of Gloucester to open this wonderful new bridge for everyone to start using.

“We ask all residents of Shoreham who can make it to join the celebration.”

The £9.8m project was funded by West Sussex County Council, with a significant contribution from The Big Lottery Fund and national cycling charity Sustrans.

The new bridge will be shared by pedestrians, cyclists and people using mobility scooters.

Malcolm Shepherd, Sustrans chief executive, said: “I am delighted that the Duke of Gloucester will open this innovative, new bridge – uniting Shoreham and helping residents be more active as they get around.

“The Adur Ferry Bridge marks the end of a very successful five-year project to extend the National Cycle Network into the heart of communities across the UK.”

Artie Beat, the British Heart Foundation mascot, will be leading pupils from Shoreham Beach Primary School across the bridge at 3pm.

Celebrations on Coronation Green will then begin, with live music in the marquee from Shoreham Allstars, a display of bikes by Giant bike store, a bike doctor and the chance to win a bike.

At 4pm, people can join the conga across the bridge and back again and there will be a fireworks finale at 6.30pm, sponsored by Osborne, the contractor building the bridge.

Celebrations continue at the Duke of Wellington, in Brighton Road, from 7pm, including sea shanties.

The bridge links up with the National Cycle Network which, once completed, will run along the south coast from St Austell in Cornwall to Dover in Kent.

Mr Shepherd added: “With over four million people now living within a mile of these routes, cycling and walking has become a real option for local journeys. Across the country we need safer routes for walking and cycling and a fresh approach to public transport.”


Taken from the Shoreham Herald online article published 10/11/13