Now Mr GBT loves being near water and the lure of both a river and the sea just proved too tempting for him. Whilst he happily watched the waves crashing on the shore I shot off on beach hut duty and general nosing about. Amongst various lovelies I came across this extraordinary bench decorated with mosaic pieces. As you might imagine I took lots of photos, but am limiting myself to just one close up of part of the seat and some of the tiles set around it.
With my need for colour thoroughly sated there was only one thing left for me to hunt down. A couple of years ago I had got wind of the "Forgotten Russian Princess of Shoreham." Her grave is in St Nicolas's church in Old Shoreham. In her lifetime Lydia Yavorska was a world famous actress who was also known as a suffragette and for her fundraising for the WWI refugees. She married a Russian prince, but opposed the Bolsheviks and after a warrant for her arrest was issued following the Revolution she was forced to flee to England. She died in 1921 and passed into obscurity. Thankfully a local couple have researched her story and brought her back out of the shadows. More of her fascinating story is here https://aprincessinshoreham.org/