This is Newhaven
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Newhaven lies at the mouth of the River Ouse, in the valley the river has cut through the South Downs. Over the centuries the river has migrated between Newhaven and Seaford in response to the growth and decay of a shingle spit (shoal) at its mouth.
There was a Bronze Age fort on what is now Castle Hill.
In about 480 AD, the Saxon people established a village near where Newhaven now stands, which they named “Meeching” (variously known as “Myching” or “Mitching”).
Throughout the Middle Ages, the main outlet and port of the Ouse was at Seaford (one of the Cinque Ports).
The growth of the shingle spit hindered the outflow of the river, which consequently flooded the Levels upstream and hindered access to the port. Therefore a channel through the shingle spit was cut in the mid-16th century below Castle Hill, creating access to a sheltered harbour, better than that at Seaford. This was the origin of modern Newhaven.
However, shingle continued to accumulate and so the mouth of the Ouse began to migrate eastwards again. Under the Ouse Navigation Act (1790), a western breakwater was constructed to arrest longshore drift and so cut off the supply of shingle to the spit. A new outlet (The Cut) was built on the river’s present course, below Castle Hill. At that time the settlement began to be known as the “new haven”. The present breakwater was built in 1890.
From the port of Newhaven international ferries run to the French ports of Dieppe (Transmanche Ferries); and to Le Havre, (LD Lines) Although there are some derelict signs of the one-time train ferry operations, the harbour still sees a great deal of freight and passengers movement, with both the ferries running from this port being under three years old. In 2011 Sussex Yachts Ltd initiated an ambitious scheme to regenerate the East Quay with their yacht refit business opening Newhaven Boatyard the largest marine refit facility in the South East.Sussex Yachts Ltd The project expanded into commercial vessel maintenance and refit in 2012.
The village was of little maritime importance until the opening of the railway line to Lewes in 1847. The London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) constructed their own wharf and facilities on the east side of the river, and opened the Newhaven harbour railway station. The railway also funded the dredging of the channel and other improvements to the harbour between 1850 and 1878, to enable it to be used by cross channel ferries, and in 1863 the LB&SCR and the Chemin de Fer de l‘Ouest introduced the Newhaven-Dieppe passenger service. The harbour was officially recognised as ‘The Port of Newhaven’ in 1882. Imports then included French farm products and manufactures, timber, granite and slates.
Newhaven harbour was designated as the principal port for the movement of men and materiel to the European continent during World War I and was taken over by the military authorities and the ferries requisitioned for the duration of the war. Between 22 September 1916 and 2 December 1918, the port and town of Newhaven were designated a ‘Special Military Area’ under the ‘Defence of the Realm Regulations’, and the Harbour station was closed to the public.The port and harbour facilities, rail sidings and warehousing were greatly enlarged at this time and electric lighting installed to allow for 24-hour operation.
During World War II, large numbers of Canadian troops were stationed at Newhaven, and the ill-fated Dieppe Raid in 1942 was largely launched from the harbour.
The Newhaven Lifeboat, the first of which was commissioned in 1803, is among the oldest in Britain, and was established some 20 years before the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The town established the rescue lifeboat in response to the wreck of HMS Brazen in January 1800 when only one man of her crew of some 105 men could be saved. The town used a combination of funds raised locally and contributed by Lloyd’s of London to purchase a lifeboat built to Henry Greathead’s “Original” design. Newhaven also has one of the Watch stations of the National Coastwatch Institution.
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We are not authorised to interfere with any mains services. Ensure that you have made arrangements with your gas, electricity and water companies well in advance of your move. If you have TV, telephone or Internet services, inform the suppliers of your move and make arrangements to transfer the services to your new address.
Vehicles & Registrations
The DVLA must be advised of your move so that your driving licence and logbook can be amended.The DVLA web site at www.DVLA.gov.uk has further details.
Preparing to move.
Dispose of all unwanted items – your council can advise re fridges etc. Keep your freezer contents to a minimum empty the loft Put garage/garden tools together Sort out any items which are not to be moved Arrange for the Utility services to be disconnected Arrange for Utilities at your new address Notify your banks, credit card and insurance companies and rental agencies of your new address Notify your doctor, dentist, optician and vet and arrange for registrations at your new address Arrange with the post office to re-route your mail and cancel milk and newspapers Send change of address cards to friends and relatives Prepare a set of labeled keys for your purchaser.3
For the moving day
Safely pack valuable items and important documents that you will look after on the moving day Prepare an information pack for our removal team to cover your new addresses, phone numbers and contact names Arrange minders to look after pets and very young children on the moving day Collect children’s toys etc for the journey Put together a basic catering pack for the family at the new home – including the kettle! Give your removal team a spare key for your new address. The day before moving Set aside the items you are taking in your car, empty refrigerator and freezer Finish packing your personal items Verify that Utilities have been connected at new home.4
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We have used Sole Moves Removals a number of times, for both local, and longer move to London. The reason we come back to Sole Moves, is that they take all the stress out of the removal, , , as they are so friendly, helpful and flexible, that it makes the move so much easier. We recommend them.J and P Brighton
We used Sole Moves to move house on a recommendation and couldn't have been more impressed with the service. Keith and Ash are incredibly hard working, reliable and straightforward to deal with. Their friendly, funny banter was welcome light relief on a very stressful day. We would happily use their service again and recommend to all. Thanks guys, your help was hugely appreciated!Jess Hilier Hassocks
Sole Moves moved a 1 bed flat across town to another 1 bed flat. They were prompt, very helpful and flexible - especially since we had to change a few details after initial booking. They were very friendly chaps and we felt confident that they would respect our property and were trustworthy. Would recommend, very reasonable rates - especially on a SundayChloe Nacci Brighton