9 September 2016

Over 40 visitors enjoyed a unique behind-the-scenes tour of Shoreham Port today. The tour was part of the national Heritage Open Days event. The event takes place every September where some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 free events to celebrate our fantastic history, architecture and culture.

Visitors were taken on a coach tour of the Port to areas that are normally off limits to the general public. Led by Shoreham Port’s Property Manager, Tim Hague, the group visited key sites including Brighton Terminal, the Power Station Quay, the new warehousing on the Outer Layby and the Pump House.

Steve Hodgson attended the tour and commented “Just experienced the heritage tour of the Port today. Excellent tour and thanks to our guides and those behind the scenes that made it possible. Best wishes for the future development. Congratulations and well done to the Shoreham Port team!”

Tim commented “I thoroughly enjoyed my role as tour guide for the Open Days port tour. We have met some great people and it was fantastic to hear how enthusiastic everyone is about the Port and everything that goes on here. The Heritage Open Days event offers some really fascinating and unusual opportunities to visitors and we are delighted to be part of the scheme.”

Kevin Wilsher, Volunteer and Brighton and Hove Open Day Coordinator commented “The Heritage Open Days weekend runs from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September and is the result of five months planning from volunteers at The Regency Town House and the all-important organisers of the individual events.

This year we have around 90 events centred on Brighton & Hove but stretching from Saltdean in the east to Shoreham in the west and Ashcombe and Clayton in the north. The Shoreham Port tour is always one of the most popular events and is one of the first to get booked up. Unfortunately, we’ve had to turn away people who would have liked to go.  Hopefully next year for them...”

If you would like to find out more about Heritage Open Days please visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.