This is Seaford
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Seaford is a coastal town in the county of East Sussex, on the south coast of England. Lying east of Newhaven and Brighton and west of Eastbourne, it is the largest town in Lewes district, with a population of about 23,000.
In the Middle Ages, Seaford was one of the main ports serving Southern England, but the town’s fortunes declined due to coastal sedimentation silting up its harbour and persistent raids by French pirates. The coastal confederation of Cinque Ports during its mediæval period consisted of a confederation of 42 towns and villages in all. This included Seaford under the ‘Limb’ of Hastings. Between 1350 and 1550, the French burned down the town several times. In the 16th century the people of Seaford were known as the “cormorants” or “shags” because of their enthusiasm for looting ships wrecked in the bay. Local legend has it that Seaford residents would, on occasion, cause ships to run aground by placing fake harbour lights on the cliffs.
“The wily locals exploited their rights to flotsam and jetsam to the full, even to the extent of luring ships onto the beach by lighting fires. Scores of vessels fell prey to the wreckers of Seaford shags. Grounded in the bay they were stripped of their cargos”
However, Seaford’s fortunes revived in the 19th century with the arrival of the railway connecting the town to Lewes and London. It became a small seaside resort town, and more recently a dormitory town for the nearby larger settlements of Eastbourne and Brighton, as well as for London.
The traditional Sussex pronunciation of the name has a full vowel in each syllable: /ˈsiːfɔːd/ “sea-ford”. However, outside Sussex (and increasingly within), it is commonly pronounced with a reduced vowel on the second syllable: /ˈsiːfərd/ “seaf’d”.
The town lies on the coast near Seaford Head, roughly equidistant between the mouths of the River Ouse and the Cuckmere. The Ouse valley was a wide tidal estuary with its mouth nearly closed by a shingle bar, but the tidal mudflats and salt marshes have been “inned” (protected from the tidal river by dykes) to form grassy freshwater marshes (grazing marsh). To the north the town faces the chalk downland of the South Downs, and along the coast to the east are the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, and Beachy Head. This stretch of coast is notified for its geological and ecological features as Seaford to Beachy Head Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The River Ouse used to run parallel to the shore behind the shingle bar, entering the sea close to Seaford. However, a major storm in the 16th century broke through the bar at its western end, creating a new river mouth close to the village then called Meeching but renamed Newhaven. Part of the former channel of the river remains as a brackish lagoon.
The town formerly had excellent beaches, which were supplied by longshore drift constantly moving sand along the coast from west to east. However, in the early 20th century a large breakwater was constructed at Newhaven Harbour and the harbour entrance was regularly dredged. These works cut off the supply of fresh sand to the beach. By the 1980s the beach at Seaford had all but vanished, the shoreline becoming steep, narrow and largely composed of small boulders. This made Seaford attractive to watersports enthusiasts (since water visibility was good and there was a rapid drop-off into deep water) but it discouraged more general seaside visitors. So in 1987 a massive beach replenishment operation was carried out, in which around 1 million tonnes of material was dredged from sandbanks out to sea and deposited on the shore. During a severe storm in October of the same year a substantial amount of the deposited material on the upper part of the beach was washed out past low tide level, leading to questions in the House of Commons. The beach has been topped up several times since then, giving the town a broad beach of sand and shingle.
The town’s publicity website states: For many, the main attraction in Seaford is the beach. This has an obvious attraction in the summer, when the sea reaches temperatures up to 20° Celsius (68°F).
In 1620 and 1624, the sheriff and jurat of Seaford was William Levett, of an Anglo-Norman family long seated in Sussex. William Levett of Seaford owned the Bunces and Stonehouse manors in Warbleton, probably inheriting them from his father John Levett, who died in 1607. Levett sold the estates in 1628 and died in 1635, his will being filed in Hastings.
The Levett family intermarried with other Sussex families, including the Gildredges, the Eversfields, the Popes, the Ashburnhams, the Adams, and the Chaloners. A seal with his arms belonging to John de Livet, Lord of Firle, was found at Eastbourne in 1851.
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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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