Back in June Shoreham Port was approached by Nick Tyson from The Regency Town House in Brighton regarding involvement in this year’s Heritage Open Day celebrations. The Regency Town House is a society that works to raise the profile of Brighton & Hove as a historic location and encourages the better preservation of the city's built heritage.
Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or that normally charge for admission.
Nick asked if Shoreham would like to act as an Open Day venue and provide a port tour for members of the public. Shoreham Port were only too happy to help and Tony Parker, the Port’s Director of Engineering set about planning the route for the tour.
The tour took place this week and was fully booked, attracting thirty members of the community keen to learn more about Sussex’s best kept secret. The Port provided a coach for the visitors to ensure that they would see as much of the Port as possible.
Tony Parker, Director of Engineering at Shoreham Port commented “Being a heritage group tour many people were very knowledgeable about the history of the harbour. The information flow wasn’t one way by any means. It was very enjoyable being able to discuss the history of the Port with people so interested in how it has become the thriving commercial port it is today.”
One member of the group added “I thoroughly enjoyed the tour; it was a real eye opener and it was great to be able to visit areas of the Port that are normally off limits to the public, I would love to come back!”