(updated) 17th May 2014 Brighton to Shoreham
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New Trevor's Boot Relay "Shoreham"


Section 64 Brighton to Shoreham - Colin Brooks

The day had finally arrived,fortunately the sun was shining, providing a beautiful day for Trevor's Boots to be carried on the final section.

Minders, Association Members and friends met at The Carats Café Bar. The Big Lemon coach arrived earlier than originally planned as subsidence close to the Palace Pier could have caused delays. However the traffic was light and everyone arrived with plenty of time.

Well before the start time the chauffer driven limousine arrived and The Mayor of Brighton Brian Fitch stepped out accompanied by the Lady Mayoress.


Margaret Antill with the Mayor and Mayoress guarded by 1651 Cavaliers

The Mayor saying a few words at the start of the final section
Brian gave us a great send off, reminding us of the fantastic achievement Trevor made in creating The Monarch's Way.
The Mayor leading the celebration walk from the Palace Pier.
The Old Ship Inn
As we continued along our way, it was possible to look up at the Old Ship Inn. This was the Inn that Captain Nicolas Tettersell who carried King Charles to France in the ship the Surprise purchased with the "Reward for Service" from the King on his Restoration.
The procession continues down the Sea Front
Paul and his men at the front of the procession looking very impressive. It was a hot day and their "bucket boots" do not make for easy walking.  
Shoreham Power Station Chimney comes into view
The procession is well on its way now, only a mile or so to go.

The end of the walk at Shoreham, with Colin Minder of the final section holding the Monarch's Way Banner in the centre.

We were met at Carats Café Bar by Councilor Julie Searle deputy leader of Adur District Council who presented Margaret Antill with a commemorative plaque to mark the completion of Trevor’s Boot Relay.

We continued on to the East Breakwater close to the spot from which Charles boat would have sailed from in 1651

When Trevor came to Shoreham he always wet his boots in the sea and to continue this tradition we went down onto the beach and did the same to his boots that had been carried 615 miles.
Colin handing Trevorís Boot to John, so he could take the boots to France later the following week.
However that is not the end of Trevor’s Boots journey as the following week on Friday 23rd May, John took them to France aboard a yacht as part of the annual Yacht race to commemorate Charles escape to France.  More details are available from the Royal Yacht Race web site http://www.royalescaperace.co.uk/
Margaret and Julie cut the cake, and there was more than enough for everyone.
After a long walk what could be better than a nice piece of cake, and we had one very kindly supplied by Janet Trevor’s Boot Relay co-ordinator.
Dave Skinner skipper of the Moonlight Saunter with John Morrison

Steve Vyse Chairman, Royal Escape Committee, kindly invited members of The Monarch’s Way Association, to the Skippers meeting the evening before the Great Escape Yacht race took place. It was a packed meeting, all the Skippers of the Yachts taking part in the race had to attend. Steve gave a very professional and detailed description of the rules of the race which had to be followed.

Additionally Roger Pendrill was invited to speak about The Monarch’s Way and particularly about Trevor. Roger gave an excellent very well received presentation. This event also gave Margaret and others the opportunity to meet Dave Skinner skipper of the Moonlight Saunter, in addition to a member of his crew John Crix who was creating a video of the whole event.

The morning of the Yacht Race was very stormy and several Yachts did not manage to make the journey across to France. 


Updated 27th March 2016