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September on the cards Well, autumn is unimaginable after such a summer…but autumn there will be. According to the press we will have a lovely season, so here’s hoping they are right. Nevertheless, it is back to school/college/ work… all ready for a new approach to the everyday challenges. we face. Let’s stay fit, have fun and be optimistic…We swallowed one summer – let’s do the rest!

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Harvest Loaf Making a harvest loaf is fun. As you gain confidence you could make one for a charity event/auction – who wouldn’t want one of these? Cutting the wheat ears can take a while so using dried yeast and cold water in the dough mix will reduce the risk of spent dough (and an unrecognisable blob).

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two pieces, approx 60/40 in proportion. The smallest piece will be used for the base, to ensure you have enough dough for the topping decoration. Roll the base out to a thickness of about 6mm and cut into a mushroom shape. Transfer the base onto a greased baking tray and prick the entire surface with a fork. We then brush over the surface of the dough with water, this will help the stems and wheat ears bond.

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12. When the sheaf is finished, glaze with egg and bake in an oven at 180º c for 25/ 30 minutes. If you would like to keep the sheaf as a decoration rather than eat it, lower the temperature and bake for a further few hours. (When cold you can brush the dough with varnish to help preserve it.)

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Pruden Smith celebrate 25 years of design excellence in Ditchling in contemporary design. Whether it’s your engagement, anniversary, the birth of a child, exam success or just the joy of life that you are Ring commissioned reusing planning to celebrate, diamonds from old jewellery let Pruden Smith help you to create a unique item worthy of the occasion.

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the l e n g t h s we go to!

League

Rood

Unit of distance of between 2.4 and 4.6 miles

Old unit of land area equal to 1/4 acre

Barleycorn

Yardland

Old unit of length equal to one-third inch

Unit of land area equal to 30 acres

Chain

Virgate

Unit of length equal to 22 yards

Old unit of land area usually equal to 30 acres (or 1/4 hide)

Fathom Unit of length equal to six feet used to measure depth of water Based on the distance between the fingertips of a man’s outstretched arms, its size varied slightly Cubit Unit of length equal to 18 inches A cubit is the first recorded unit of length. It was originally based on measuring by comparing to one’s forearm length. The Egyptian hieroglyph for the unit shows the symbol of a forearm, but it was rather longer than any actual forearms. Cubits were employed especially for measuring cords and textiles, but also for timbers, stone and volumes of grain. The distance between thumb and another finger to the elbow on an average person measures 6 palms or 1½ feet. Nail Old measure of two and a quarter inches Pole Unit of area equal to a square rod 12 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

Perch Same as rod Rod The standard length of an ox goad used by medieval English ploughmen (16 ft). Furlong From “one plough’s furrow long”. A furrow was the length a plough team was to be driven without resting. The length of the furlong and the area of the acre varied regionally, nominally due to differing soil types. Now standardised to 220yards Acre One chain (four rods/66feet) by one furlong (660feet) A square enclosing one acre is approximately 208 feet and 9 inches (63.6 metres) on a side. But as a unit of measure an acre has no prescribed shape; any perimeter enclosing 43,560 square feet is an acre in size. Hide 120 acres- originally the area of land necessary to sustain a peasant household.

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DIRECT ACCESS – a change in Legislation who is set up to provide this service. You do not need to be registered with our or any other practice.

Cleaning and polishing of teeth, Oral hygiene advice and other hygiene related treatments can now be booked directly with a hygienist. You no longer need to see a dentist first. This means that if you wish to have your teeth cleaned for a special event or to give yourself a boost you can do this by booking one visit directly with a hygienist

For patient safety this is only allowed on premises registered with the CQC as a Dental Practice, and all of the usual compliance with provison of dental treatment is required. There still needs to be a liaison arrangement with a dental practitioner, so that should a hygienist see something for which they feel the patient needs further advice, that can be arranged seamlessly. At Westdene Dental Practice we are now happy to book in anyone for a visit to our hygienist in the knowledge that all issues with regard to

patient care and infection control are first class. This includes the required insurances, training and qualifications. Our CQC report quotes ‘ It is a pleasure to find such a team of devoted people, whether it is the hygienist or the dentist, all are so very professional’ This is great news for anybody wishing to take advantage of easy access to dental healthcare professionals for advice or treatment. Of course as a dental practice we can also legally provide tooth whitening which is not the case outside of a dental practice setting.

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The local environmental group , The Withdean and Westdene Woods and Eldred Avenue Copse Keepers (TWEACK) are celebrating their twentieth anniversary on Saturday 28 September. The group started in 1993 in order to manage a Councilowned strip of woodland on Eldred Avenue, called Eldred Avenue Copse. The group was named The Eldred Avenue Copse Keepers ( TEACK) . In 1996 Withdean and Westdene Woods were added to TEACK and gained the new acronym TWEACK. Round about the same time the woods became a Local Nature Reserve. Now TWEACK are proud to celebrate twenty years of collaboration with Brighton and Hove Council managing the woodlands. If you wish to bring the family and join TWEACK in this happy event you are most welcome. The celebration is on Saturday 28 September from 12 noon. Why not bring all the family and friends to the meadow in Withdean Stadium Woods. The entry is from the main gate in Withdean Road located on the south side of the Stadium. Bring along your picnic lunch,

drinks, picnic rugs and / or folding chairs. Among the activities there will be a nature treasure trail, making log bird feeders, games and activities related to the care of the environment, making straw men and women and building a shelter in the woods. All the above activities are for adults and children of all ages, but children should be accompanied by adults. Later the celebration will continue by cutting and eating the anniversary cake and will be concluded by a guided walk through the reserve

led by Brighton and Hove Council ranger, Neil Doyle and members of the TWEACK committee. This walk will involve many steps and is not suitable for those with mobility problems. However people can leave the walk at any time or alternatively continue with the activities mentioned above. Please if possible walk to the reserve or come by public transport. Buses no 5 and 5 A or 27 will bring you very near the reserve. The day will conclude round 15.30. The event is free and booking is not required. We hope to see you there.

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Seasonal Recipe by Valerie Hedgethorne

BAVARIAN APPLE SLICE Valerie Hedgethorne taught cookery & cake decorating for many years in Brighton before becoming a Home Economist. She now writes recipes monthly in Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine & is also a member of the Sussex Branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild. This is actually the strudel from Bavaria, different from the German one. and made with a shortbread pastry and so is easier to make, as well as being delicious.

many years. I serve it warm with cream or cold to have with tea or coffee .

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The Friends’ Meeting House History Notes by M Bance

The Meeting House has become known as a quiet place, although its city centre location does present challenges. This, however, is nothing new - in 1883 a minute records that a meeting for worship was disrupted by noise from the Brittania Beer House in Ship Street.

Back to school, college or university? Or, perhaps this September you are thinking of attending a course at the

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Richard Patching, whose firm – Patching & Son - was established in 1774 and is Brighton’s oldest builders, built the new meeting house and caretaker’s cottage at a cost of £1,661. It was opened in 1805. Drawing by W.A. Delamotte, 1853. 22 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

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Quaker Meeting House, 1875. Burials in the Meeting House’s grave-yard stopped after the Burial of the Dead beyond the Metropolis Act, 1853, was passed.

together in the 17th century, during the reign of Charles II; when the religious independence of the Quakers was regarded as a threat and they, along with other so called ‘Dissenters’, were subject to persecution and attack. In 1658, at their first meeting in Brighton, people from the town gathered outside and were so virulent in their protest that one of the Friends lost any eye when stones were thrown at her sadly not an isolated incident, as previously Brighton Quaker, Richard Pratt, had been killed in a similar fashion. This action did not discourage the Quakers, however, they were forced, for a while, to conduct their meetings in various secret locations in West Blatchington and 24 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

Rottingdean. When William and Mary came to the throne, the Toleration Act of 1689 gave the Quakers a degree of freedom to meet in public and, as a result, they bought an old malthouse on the north side of North Street (west of today’s Chapel Royal) to use as ‘a decent meeting house for the exercise of divine worship’. It came with a narrow plot of land, extending as far back as Church Street and this became known as Quakers’ Croft. It was home to the Brighton Society of Friends until 1806 when the Prince Regent made them an offer, I imagine, they were unable to refuse. The Prince wanted to extend his garden and close the road that ran almost under the west

windows of the Royal Pavilion and to do this he needed to buy the Quakers’ Croft. To replace their old meeting house, the Quakers bought land in Ship Street, owned by a Quaker butcher called John Glayzier. Entrance to the newly built Friends’ Meeting House was by a side door with a path leading round to Meeting House Lane. Today’s front entrance was then a plain wall with two small windows, placed high up to stop believers being distracted from their prayers. And what we now refer to as the ‘front garden’ was then a Quaker burial ground where 54 adults and 34 children were buried - and remain today - in unmarked graves.

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Quaker wedding c1900.

In 1875 an adult school was added to the north of the building. This took the form of an L-shaped wing and contained a large lecture room with classrooms over. Here adults, many of them coming from railways families, (Brighton was the base for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway) were taught writing, bible studies, temperance, literature and socialism and given access to a library and book club. The Quaker’s practical interest in the poor and disadvantaged led them to set up a savings bank and a ‘sick coal club’, run mothers’ meetings and provide free 26 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

breakfasts. Many were prominent businessmen, who used whatever means they had to support philanthropic initiatives, including the town’s public charities and local institutions. Brighton Quakers were amongst the earliest abolitionists who campaigned for the end of slavery. Despite their strong views on pacifism, local Quakers supported the soldiers who flooded into the town during both World Wars; treating them as ‘fellow human beings’ and providing a safe haven (that was not the pub!) away from ‘war’ where, amongst other things, they could find

help and materials for writing home. Indeed, the incredibly successful Friends Centre grew out of recreational activities put on for Canadian troops stationed in Brighton during WWII. Post-war, interest in the adult school began to wane and a group of Friends came up with the idea of forming an adult education centre, which one – Frank Sainty – called a ‘People’s University’. It opened to the public in September 1945, headed by Margery and Geoffrey Sedgwick. Margery wrote: ‘it was to be open to everyone – people of all ages, nationalities, religions, occupations – and in it we

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Interior of the Friends’ Meeting House. Heated by a centrally placed coke stove. The only internal decoration was a wide coved sounding-board over the speakers’ end of the room and a gallery at the west end. About 400 people could be seated. Drawing by W.A. Delamotte, 1853

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The Trip of (and for)

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If you are able to support this cause, their donations website is www.tinyurl.com/ 1700milecycle or you can text ‘SUSX67 £5’ or ‘SUSX67 £10’ to 70070. They have £1,700 worth of prizes to raffle among donators too, with full details available on the website. Prizes include a massage from A Natural Balance, a meal at Bill’s Restaurant and a family photo shoot with Lucy Carnaghan Photography. to fund life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment that the NHS budget cannot cover, as well as ensure children are treated in the

The daily blog they wrote during the challenge can also be seen via 1700milecycle.blogspot.com.

best environment possible. So far the boys have raised £4,300 and are now hoping to get up to £6,000 which would mean they could fund a piece of equipment such as a new oxygen monitor enabling sick children to be mobile in hospital. The team covered all personal costs themselves, hence every penny donated goes directly to the charity.

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Where do the butterflies go?

Leaf-like Comma

Britain has 58 types of butterfly, where do they go? Nine spend the winter as an egg; 32 spend it as a caterpillar; 11 get through as a chrysalis; and six winter as fully grown adults.

Peacock in winter

All the 11 browns, for example, from the Meadow Brown to the Gatekeeper, overwinter as caterpillars. The five whites, from the large white to the green-veined white, winter as a chrysalis, The very colourful Small Tortoiseshell, the Peacock and the Comma – all spend the winter as fully grown adults. It is thought that the y choose different stages to overwinter in order to dissipate the competition come spring. Close cousins, the Adonis and the Chalkhill Blue, both inhabit chalk downland and both caterpillars need the same food: Horseshoe Vetch.. By overwintering as a caterpillar the Adonis gets to eat the early vetch, whilst the Chalkhill Blue winters as an egg and needs the vetch about 6 weeks later. – when the Adonis has become a chrysalis.

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Butterflies that over winter as adults are generally the first we see in Spring. They hibernate in garden sheds, farm buildings, the hollows of trees, caves, rock crevices, and stone walls.. If you spot one they are best left alone. Their plainer wing undersides provide excellent camouflage. Brimstones generally hibernate in vegetation like conifers, brambles and ivy and resemble a yellowing leaf. Comma butterflies look like a dead leaf and tend to shelter in drifts of dead leaves. Cold blooded, butterflies can be awoken by sunny spells – especially Red Admirals - and are in danger if they fail to find safety before the chill returns. You can help them by providing shelter e.g by stacking a few pipes horizontally & by not being too rigorous in tidying up leaves/ stones /log piles etc. Some butterflies hibernate in homes. If you discover one awake during the winter months then you could try and gently catch it and place in the fridge for half an hour (not the freezer) inside a ventilated box .Cooling it down will induce hibernation. Relocate it to an unheated area such as a garage/shed, remembering they need gaps to be able to exit in the spring.

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Healthy Houseplants- – Add a few drops of caster oil to the soil of house plants every few weeks.

Toothache Oil of cloves works well, so does a pad of cotton wool dipped in whiskey or gin .

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You are invited to a couple of events happening during September at All Saints Church Patcham!

Family FUN afternoon All Saints is holding an afternoon for the family. It is on Saturday 21st September from 2-4pm in the vicarage garden – 12 Church Hill (or in the Church Barn if wet). This is for families with children up to school year 6 in age. There will be various stalls and games, such as pick-a-lolly, splat the rat, Lucky Dip, sack races and more! Refreshments in the form of teas, squash, cake and biscuits will also be provided. There is no entrance fee – please just come along and have fun! Harvest Festival Parade service Sunday 29th September at 10:15am. This will be an All Age service and we will be joined by young people from the Scouting and Guiding groups. Please come along and join us. If you would like to bring some Harvest gifts, our gifts this year will be going in 3 different directions: Gifts of money will go to support Bishop

Bismark in Southern Sudan. All Saints have been helping support Bismark for several years now. He desperately needs a new car to enable him to get about his Diocese! Non-perishable food items will as usual go to the Food Bank run by the Brighton & Hove City Mission www.brightonandhovecitymission.org.uk Tools With A Mission - a new one for us this year providing a chance to get rid of many of those old unwanted/ unused tools from the shed – plus many other items! TWAM enables people to earn a living and to support themselves. In many countries of the world people have few skills, little education and no means of earning a living. A switch from aid dependency to self-sufficiency is impossible without help. TWAM collects and refurbishes tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sends them overseas. See www.twam.co.uk for more info and a link to the particular types of tools and equipment that they can take. We do hope you can join us! www.allsaintspatcham.org.uk

Getting Creative In Patcham Come along and get creative!

Get Creative in Patcham’ offers Creative Workshops in Drama, Dance, Circus Skills, and Arts and Crafts for children aged from 18 months to 11 years. An opportunity for children to express themselves & make

new friends, whilst parents or carers enjoy the community spirit (plus tea and biscuits!). For more information, email getcreativeinpatcham@yahoo. com, or phone Louisa on 07967633438.

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Downland Quilters - Jenny 01444 241351 or Janet B’ton 509190. HEALTHWALKS.- Kathy ‘ton 509377. Patcham Ward Councillors: Brian Pidgeon 01273 291190; Carol and Geoffrey Theobald 01273 291195 Withdean Ward Councillors: Ann and Ken Norman 01273 291182; Sue Shanks 01273 291410 Les Paul Big Band - 01273 558009 CPC - Old Boat Corner Community Centre Carden Hill, BN1 8GN. Tel 01273 540779

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Patcham Community Centre (Patcham CC), Ladies Mile Rd, BN1 8TA - 508376 Patcham Companions -.John Cook 07528 472231 Patcham Flower Arrangement Society - Margaret 554310 Patcham Table Tennis Club – Frank 501258 All Saints: Rev Andy Flowerday phone 552157. Mucky Pups: 07734805945 Patcham Methodist Church Rev. Lin Francis : 273022 Hall bookings: 07849 409183 Little Pebbles - Jan - 07963486635

Mondays Scout group (Boys & Girls 101/2 - 14 yrs). Scout hut, Vale Avenue Jumping Gym CPC for under 5’s 9am-2pm Bridge Duplicate (Pairs) - Patcham CC. - 2.00pm Table Tennis – Patcham CC 7-10pm £1 Young Embroiderers. Patcham CC. 10-12am (1st Sat) Songbirds Choir (term time) at the Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Carden Hill, Hollingbury. 7.30 - 9pm. Patcham Papercrafters Patcham C.C.18:30-20:30

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Patcham WI - 2nd Tuesdays at 2 pm Patcham Memorial Hall, Old London Rd Carden Tots CPC - under 5’s 9am-3pm Patcham Methodist Hall Toddler Group. 9 - 11.15 term time. £1 adult, 20p child 0-5yrs.Incls Tea/Coffee/Juice Patcham Jnr Chess Club (6- 16 yrs) 5.30 - 6.30 Memorial Hall

Wednesdays Novice Bridge - Patcham CC. - Friendly non-competitive 2pm -5 pm. £1.25 /£2 Aerobics CPC 9:30-10:30am £3 Duplicate (Pairs) - Patcham CC. 7pm for 7.15pm Morning Women’s Institute - Patcham Memorial Hall - 4th Wednesday – 10am CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) 1st & 3rd Weds, 2.45pm in All Saints Church Lounge Horticultural Soc Patcham CC 7.30pm Last Weds of Month

Thursdays Preston Flower Arrangement Society - Patcham CC. 2nd Thurs of Month 2.15pm. Bridge for Beginners Patcham CC – 2pm till 5pm Bridge Duplicate (Pairs) - Patcham CC. 7pm for 7.15pm £1.25/£2 Downland Quilters - Patcham CC. - 1st Thursday of the month. 7.30pm. All Saints Church - Holy Communion (said) 10.30am Patcham Memorial Hall, Old London Road. Little Pebbles - 9.45 - 11.45am from 12 September. Fountain Centre, Braybon Ave. Cubs 6-8pm (8-101/2 yrs). 6-8pm Scout hut, Vale Avenue Patcham Methodist Hall Toddler Group. 9 - 11.15 term time. £1 adult, 20p child 0-5yrs. 42 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

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Charity Knitters Club - 3rd Thurs - 10.00am to 12.00pm , Room 2, Patcham CC Friendship Lunch - Ascension Church Hall - 4th Thursday of the month 1pm (Olive 502943) Carden Tots CPC under 5’s 9am-3pm Westdene WI 7.30pm Ascension Church Hall 555442 Friendship Lunches 1pm 4th Thursdays Ascension Hall (Olive 502943)

Fridays Patcham Companions - Patcham CC – Are you 50+ & free on a Friday, 2.30pm? Carden Tots CPC under 5’s 9am-3pm Patcham Table Tennis Club - Patcham CC- 2pm till 5pm £1.00. Turn up. Local Councillors Advice Surgery - 2nd Friday 6-7pm Patcham CC Beaver section - ( aged 5 3/4 - 8 yrs), 6-7pm. Scout hut Vale Avenue Patcham Library 1st Friday 11 am Patcham Reading Group. 1st 2-4pm Age Concern drop in Surgery Patcham Silver Band - Patcham Junior School, 7pm Junior Band practice. 8pm Senior Band practice

Saturdays Embroiderers’ Guild meets 1st Saturday of the Month 24.30pm in rooms 3 & 4 Patcham Community Centre. New members welcome. Phone 724856 St Thomas More’s Catholic Church:First Mass 6pm Patcham Local History Group 1st Sat at Patcham Library, 10.30-12.30 1st Sat Lion Book Fair: Lions Dene, The Deneway, 10 - Noon. P’chm Memorial Hall 1.30-3.30 £7

Sundays All Saints Church. 08.00 - Holy Communion (said). 10.15 - Morning Worship, 18.00 - Evening Worship (informal), Thursday 10.30 - Holy Communion (said) Patcham Methodist Church 10.30 Morning Worship, including crèche. 6.30 evening worship. The Ascension Church Westdene 8.00 Traditional Communion (First Sunday of the month) 10.30 Sunday Morning Family Service (with children’s groups) St Thomas More’s Catholic Church: .Mass 9am,Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11am. Good Shepherd Dyke Road. 10.15- Communion, also 10.15 Informal “Time for God” in hall. 3rd Sunday All together Family Service in Church.

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