40 years ago

FROM the West Sussex County Times of Friday, August 6, 1971.

SEX FILMS are to continue at the Tatler Cinema Club on Tuesdays at the Classic Cinema, Horsham, although rumours have been circulating the town that these controversial films will be stopped.

“There is not a word of truth to it,” said Eric Rhodes, chairman of Classic Cinemas, which runs the Tatler Cinema Clubs.

He said that the rumour may have been started by the decision to take off sex films at Croydon, or because of the decision to drop the Sunday night Tatler film shows at Horsham. The Tuesday shows would continue, he said.

“We are going back to bingo on Sundays,” said Mr Rhodes. “We found that we were taking only as much on the Sunday and Tuesday Tatler shows as we were when we ran it just on Tuesdays.

“The bingo members have also been kicking up a fuss because they have not been allowed to play on a Sunday, so we have decided to go back to bingo on Sundays.”

Since the Tatler Club packed up at Littlehampton a few weeks ago, the Horsham club is the only one operating in West Sussex. It also has live strip shows every few weeks.

PROPOSALS to enlarge Collyer’s School, in Hurst Road, Horsham, to take a total of about 750 boys and to change the age range to mainly 13 to 18 have been announced.

The school’s governors announced that it is intended that the proposals should take effect at the same time as those of the local education authority to reorganise other secondary schools in Horsham and when Collyer’s has been enlarged.

It is also envisaged that the numbers entering the school at 13 will be about 180 a year and that this will lead to a gradual broadening of the ability range of the intake.

In a public notice the Collyer’s governors say it is intended that the school shall continue to be conducted as a voluntary aided school, and that it shall continue to serve the Horsham and West Sussex area.

The notice also points out that the managers or governors of any voluntary school affected by the proposal or any ten or more local government electors or any local education authority concerned may submit objections to the Permanent Under Secretary of State, Department of Education and Science.

WITHIN five months from now a steady stream of cars should be using a road from Church Street, Steyning, across the famous St Cuthman’s Field, to the new public car park on Fletcher’s Croft.

This is one of several car park schemes being undertaken by Chanctonbury Rural Council this year. One new car park has been completed in Storrington.

There is to be an extension of the car park off High Street, Henfield, and an extension of parking facilities at the rural council offices in Storrington.

Space for 93 cars will be available on the Fletcher’s Croft car park in Steyning. The cost will be £18,000.

The access road runs across one side of St Cuthman’s Field, that on which the wheelbarrow on which the legendary Cuthman was transporting his mother was said to have broken down.