Adrian Towler, who died March 3, was a member of the current committee and produced the quarterly journals, leaflets and
banners as well as campaigns on a number of key issues.
He was particularly passionate about reopening the railway underpass on Buckingham Road to allow pedestrians to cross when the barriers were down.
Gerard Rosenberg, chairman of the society, said: “Adrian, with his dry wit and wise counsel, will be greatly missed at Shoreham Society.”
Adrian came to Shoreham in 1998 from Clacton where he had been manager of the West Cliff Theatre.
Norman Jacobs, chairman of the West Cliff Theater Trust, paid tribute, saying: “Adrian booked in some of the big names of the day, including
Norman wisdom. Roy Hudd, The Beverly Sisters, Barbera Windsor, Pam Ayres, The
Krankies and Edmund Hockridge. Within just a few years, he had
changed the West Cliff from being almost solely a venue for local amateur bands
and societies to a theater that could now stand comparison with any professional
theater in the country. There is no doubt that it was Adrian who set us on the road to
become the successful theater that we are today.
Adrian was also a key member of the Brighton and South Downs branch of CAMRA
acting in recent years as social secretary and distributor of the ‘Sussex
Drinker’. He devoted many hours to the organization of beer festivals and was the
instigator of the Clacton Jazz and Beer Weekend, Ale à Amberly and l’Adur
His funeral will be on Tuesday March 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Tribes in Shoreham-by-
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