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Blooming June


Great time to relax in the garden – whether your own or somebody else’s. The wonderful Garden Gadabout starts at the end of the month. During the Gadabout we are all invited to see and enjoy beautiful private gardens, in aid of The Sussex Beacon, on 26 & 27 June and 3 & 4 July. It is a great chance to gather gardening ideas and inspiration, or simply relax, enjoy a cuppa and home baked goodies in beautiful surroundings. Entry to each garden is £2, or a £7 one day ticket means you can visit as many gardens, across as many trails as you like. Look out for the free brochure or look at www. from mid June. Phone 709709 to get an all day ticket.

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National Carers Week 14th – 20th June

There are 23,000 carers in the city who provide unpaid care to someone who is ill, frail or disabled. The theme for the week this year is ‘A life of my own’. There are over 6000 events taking place nationally and The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove are organising a number of local activities & events: Monday 14th June – Cancer carer’s Information Day, Royal Sussex Hospital 9.30am – 12.30pm Monday 14th June – Time for Me (Relaxation & Information event), Moulescoomb Hall 11am – 2.30pm Wednesday 16th June – Carers Day (11am – 1pm Forum on Self-directed support, 1pm – 4pm Information stalls and videobox), Friends Meeting House, Ship Street Thursday 17th June – Carers Garden Open Day – Craven Vale Allotment site, Beresford Road entrance, 1.30pm – 3.30pm Information on local events is available at www. or call 01273 234045. For more information about the events and activities taking place nationally, visit www.

Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors Annual Show

It’s Quicker by Twitten

Twitten, is a Sussex word meaning cutthrough or short cut. Many of them follow old drovers’ routes and are now nifty short cuts to the local shops, schools, bus stops etc. Residents of Patcham, Withdean and Hollingbury have helped to produce ‘twitten maps’. The maps will be launched 5th June at two events. Patcham Library - 1.15am - 4.00pm 5th June. Maps, free refreshments, badge making, and craft activities or join in the Twitten Treasure Hunt for a chance of winning the New Encyclopaedia of Brighton! More information 01273 296912 or go online at Hollingbury library - 10.00am - 4.00pm 5th June. Family Day including a local history walk and talk with historian Geoff Mead, model house making for children of all ages, and a singing and music session for preschoolers and their carers. Plus of course maps and refreshments

Knoyle Hall Knoyle Road 12th June 10 am to 4.30pm

See Hornby Trains, Hornby Dublo, Trix Twin, Tri-ang, and other yesteryear favourites, some more than 70 years old, in lively, colourful and “soundful” action. Vintage toy and model trains for sale & refreshments will be available.. Admission £2.50 for Adults (concs £2.00);Children (accompanied, please) £0.50p  |

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Twitten maps will be available in libraries, or by phoning the Transport Planning Team at Hove Town Hall, B’ton 290487. Downloads on www.

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TWEACK is a group of residents who care for the Woodlands behind the Stadium, along Eldred Avenue and in the Westdene Copse. There are notices about our events on the boards at the entrances to the woods along with contact numbers if you are interested to join us. We have 8 woodland management days a year, the dates left for this year are the 3rd July, 28th August, 25th September, 23rd October & 20th November. We also have family events. Recently some of us got up at 4-30 a.m. to listen to the Dawn Chorus and then revived ourselves with a cooked breakfast!!! In August, on Wednesday 11th, we are having a Moth and Bat evening with the Rangers guiding us, and a BBQ in the meadow in the Withdean Woods. We will give you more information on that nearer the time. It would be lovely if you felt you were able to join would be made very welcome and I guarantee you would feel a sense of achievement whether you were repairing or making new steps, hacking down ivy, or planting saplings. It is great fun and lovely to be out in the woods. For further information please look at our website

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Is Cash Valuable? What’s in a word? While you’re waiting to see if it is safe to book a flight you could amuse yourself by seeing how many words you can find in our local volcano’s name

Eyjafjallajokull Rules: Minimum three letters. Abbreviations, proper nouns or trade names are not acceptable; disputes resolved by reference to The Chambers English Dictionary (2003) How high did you get?

12: Not so dusty 20: Hot Stuff 28: Pluming Marvellous 40: Absopyrolutelyclastic!

An organization called The Payments Council (the same group from the finance industry that recommends the ending of cheques in 2018) is now predicting the virtual end of cash. Their observation that less that 60% of payments are made with cash is probably a warning. If we value the privacy and security of cash we’d better make sure we use it. In fact, payment by cash has only fallen by 14% overall in the last 10 years. Pubs have seen a huge change though - 90% of payments in pubs were by cash in 1999 but this has dropped in the last 10 years, to just 40%... Cheques are also under threat. 1.6 million cheques are written every day. The end of cheques is only a PROPOSAL at the moment, a final review will take place in 2016. John McFall, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee is against the change, pointing out that even if cheque usage declined by 40% by 2018, there would still be around 6 billion cheques written every year. Note: When customers pay by credit card the bank charges the retailer/service provider about 3%, whereas the fee for a cheque is only 50p. Cheque fraud is low, £30 million a year, compared with £59 million a year for online banking fraud & £440 million for card fraud. Write a note to your MP if you want to save cheques, ask for their support. Make a point of using cheques in future; it is quicker, safer & less irritating than sitting through telephone menus and hold music at your own expense to pay by card in any case. Get a stock of stamps so it is easy. And, don’t forget to cut a dash with that cash!!

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Animal Kingdom come..or gone?? Koalas are in serious decline. Once so widespread that 10 million were shot in the 1930s for their soft fur, (easy prey as they sleep in the forks of trees for 18 hours a day). Now, there are thought to be only 43,000 left in the wild. Whilst shooting them has stopped, the extensive loss of woodlands is the latest threat - populations are small and scattered. Each Koala needs about 100 trees, an adult eats a kilo of eucalyptus leaves per day. Koalas usually live for about 20 sleepy, harmless years. Often called bears, they are actually marsupials – albeit marsupials that smell like cough sweets! Meanwhile, introduced species seem to burgeon. Wild dogs are becoming problematic in many parts of Australia, particularly in Western Australia. Huge packs attack flocks and indigenous animals, reducing farmers’ lives to misery. One WA farmer has lost 20,000 sheep to them. It is estimated there are 35,000 wild dogs just between the Pilbara and the Nullarbor. The government is re-instituting “doggers” in response to get the situation under control.

I always think that the quality of a place’s hospitality depends a lot upon the quality of the bathroom facilities! But one of the limitations of a 900 year old building like ours at All Saints is that running water was not a feature of the original design! So it’s been a source of ongoing frustration for us that when visitors want to use the toilet, we’ve had to reel off a long list of instructions in order to get them there: right out of church, through the gate on the left, down the steps, left & then left! Disabled folk have had an even longer journey to get them to facilities that are not at all suitable for wheelchair users. But all that’s about to change as we set about a bold building project at All Saints this summer. Our current ‘lounge’ building will have an annex built over the top of it, which will contain meeting rooms, administrative space, and easy access toilets with disabled facilities too. It’s a big project, funded in part by generous legacies that we’ve received, and the sale of a neighbouring church hall. But we’ve set a fund-raising target of £80,000 that we’re hoping to raise over the next few months. Early fund-raising projects have taken us to £24,000 but there’s still a long way to go! If you’d like to help with our fund-raising then we’d love to hear from you. And we look forward to welcoming you into our new look toilet facilities from the autumn! Revd Lisa Jackson – 01273 502866 Curate, All Saints Patcham

Counting on Dad 20th June is Fathers’ Day in the UK and 52 other countries. In the Far East it is celebrated on 8th August, the eighth day of the eighth month. In Mandarin Chinese, the pronunciation of the number 8 is bā. This pronunciation is very similar to the character “bà”, which means “Papa” or “father”. The Taiwanese and Chinese, therefore, usually call August 8 by its nickname, “Bābā Day” . 12 |

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Police report

Contxt Of Crime

“Malicious Communications” appears to be a growth genre in Inspector Rob Leet terms of the crime we investigate. More and more of the reports which fall into officers’ in-trays involve abusive e-mails or insulting mobile phone texts. Whilst technology has obvious benefits to us all, the downside is that people can commit crimes simply by moving their fingers across a key pad. When I was at school, bullies tended to be the bigger boys who stole your dinner money or tried to flush your head down the toilet during break times. Nowadays even the laziest, puniest child can become a bully – of the cyber variety – by utilising MSN or Facebook to abuse their fellow pupils. Boy, do they have it easy these days! Of course, this is often reported to police and we can look forward to weeks of investigating the various computers or phones to find out who is saying what about whom outside the school gates.

The beautiful word The rules of football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863, and the name ‘association football’ was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time, specifically rugby football. The term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as a slang abbreviation of the word “association”, often credited to former England captain Charles Wreford-Brown. 14 |

It seems strangely perverse to me that the use of electronic messaging in its various forms is rising on a daily basis and yet in many aspects of life we seem to communicate less than we have ever done. In days gone by, a trip to the local shops was often the highlight of the day. Everyone knew their local butcher, baker and grocer and local news and gossip were exchanged more freely than the produce. Nowadays it is entirely possible to live your life without verbally speaking to a soul! You can go to a supermarket and check your goods out yourself. You can bypass the post office by weighing your own parcel and printing out the labels. You can even avoid a trip to the Dr’s surgery by going online and diagnosing your own illness on NHS direct! I wonder, over time, how much this change in communication habits affects Society? Are we less tolerant of others because we are slowly losing the ability to accurately read body language or decipher people’s tone of voice? Is being part of a Community becoming less important to us? An inevitable consequence of this huge change in the way Society operates is that police officers will spend less time visibly fighting crime than we once did as much of the evidence we need to obtain in present day investigations comes from electronic sources, rather than human witnesses. So next time you hear someone saying that enquiries are being conducted by old Bill, it may not be the police they’re referring to......more likely our Microsoft friend Mr Gates!

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Britons in Space. Tips from the 21st Century.

21st Century Tips Bird Droppings:

Remove bird droppings by spraying with full strength apple cider vinegar. Or put the vinegar on to a rag and wipe them off.

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The Wagners The story of an important Brighton family by Chris Tullett


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he Wagners’ were of German descent and emigrated to England in 1717. They were hatters to the Monarchy and eventually to the British Army, and were thus quite wealthy and influential. The Brighton connection came about when, in 1784, one of the Wagners’ married the daughter of Henry Mitchell, Vicar of Brighton. Henry Mitchell was also a man of influence, having been a tutor to the future Duke of Wellington and a Sussex Yeoman. One of the sons of this marriage was Henry Mitchell Wagner, who apart from inheriting some of the Wagner wealth, became tutor to the sons of the Duke of Wellington and therefore influential in his own right. In 1824, Henry Mitchell Wagner was appointed Vicar of Brighton at St Nicholas Church, a post he held until his death in1870. Also in 1824, his eldest son Arthur Douglas Wagner was born. On moving to Brighton, Henry Mitchell Wagner found the vast vicarage in Nile Street not to his liking, and duly obtained permission to build a new one in the Montpelier Road area, then being developed. This was completed in 1835 and is now part of the Girls High School. Henry’s unmarried sister, Mary Ann Wagner lived in the vicarage, but also had built a large mansion called Belvedere, now the site of Park Royal Flats. She also built a terrace of houses in the Montpelier area called Belvedere Terrace which exists to this day. Following the death of Henry’s wife in 1829, Arthur Douglas Wagner was brought up by Mary Ann, and subsequently inherited her wealth when she died. 18 |

Henry Mitchell Wagner was motivated to build new churches for the rapidly expanding town in a mixture of extremely poor and middle class areas. All Souls in Eastern Road was the first in 1833, Christ Church Montpelier Road in 1837/8, St John the Evangelist in Carlton Hill in 1840, St Paul West Street in 1846/7, All Saints Compton Avenue in 1852 , and St Anne Burlington Street in 1863. Only two of these churches still survive, St Paul and St John, though the latter is now owned by the Greek Orthodox. Arthur Douglas Wagner studied mathematics at Cambridge, but it was always assumed that he would become a priest, which he did in 1849. At university he had become involved in the Oxford Movement, which had taken the C of E back to its Catholic roots and embraced with it a degree of social radicalism, taking the Anglican church into working class areas. Arthur followed his father in a church building spree, almost exclusively in Brighton’s working class areas. His first Church was St Mary Magdalene in 1862 in Bread Street, close to the poor fisherman’s dwellings of Pyms Gardens, Pimlico and Orange Row. This was followed by The Annunciation in 1864 in Washington Street, St Bartholomew’s little church in 1868 in Providence Place and the big Church of the same name in Ann Street in 1874. This was built in an area occupied by Railway workers of the Locomotive works. The last two churches were The Holy Resurrection in Russell Street in 1879, and St Mary’s Buxted in 1885, a location where Arthur had a country retreat that later became a community of Anglican nuns. In 1875, Arthur had a hand in the building of St Martin’s church in Lewes Road, built in association with his half brothers in memory of their father Henry Mitchell Wagner. Arthur remained at St Pauls and Belvedere until his death in 1902. Of his churches three survive, The Annunciation, St Martin’s and St Bartholomew’s, the big church and the only one of the Wagner buildings to be grade 1 listed by English Heritage. The Wagners were noted for their generosity, paying for all of their churches from their own wealth, many of the churches having schools attached for the working class children, as well as social clubs offering welfare and leisure facilities, soup kitchens and poor relief activities. Arthur also ran a Home for Penitent

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Women and Orphanage in Queens Square Brighton, later transferring as a Convent of Nuns to Buxted and eventually to Rottingdean, being disbanded in the 1980s. If you want to know more about this unique family, the authoritative work is The Wagners of Brighton by Wagner and Dale published in 1983 by Phillimore.

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Seasonal Recipe by Valerie Hedgethorne

Raspberry Shortbread Stacks Makes at least 8

This is the season for the soft fruits and raspberries are a favourite. treat. The crisp shortbread biscuits make them go further and also turn them into an elegant dessert. The biscuits can be made ahead of time, and assembled when required. You will need a baking tray and a 6cm (2 1/2in) fluted cutter. Also if you want to pipe the cream you need a piping bag and star tube. Valerie Hedgethorne taught cookery and cake decorating for many years in Brighton before becoming a Home Economist. She now writes recipes monthly in Cake Craft and Decoration magazine and is also a member of the Sussex Branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild. Valerie gives private tuition in Sugarcraft, and can work together with you to create that very special cake.01273 505223

Ingredients: 75g (3oz) plain flour 50g (2oz) butter 25g (1oz) caster sugar 170g (6oz) raspberries

150ml (5fl oz) double cream 1 tablespoon icing sugar mint leaves for decoration optional

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In a bowl rub the butter into the flour and sugar. Knead lightly to form a dough and rest for 15 minutes. in the refrigerator. Heat the oven to Gas 3 /170C /325F . Roll out the dough fairly thinly and cut into rounds Place on the baking tray and prick with a fork.

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Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden . Loosen on the baking tray and leave to go cold before assembling. (at this stage they can be stored in an airtight container) Whip the cream and either spread .or pipe it on half the biscuits. Place 3 or 4 raspberries on them. Dredge the remaining biscuits with icing sugar, pipe a swirl of cream on the centre ( or use a teaspoon) and top with a raspberry and a mint leaf if you have some. These are best assembled just before they are required so that the biscuits remain crisp.

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Fun Page Putting one’s foot in it

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Goings On! CONTACTS: Downland Quilters - Marian 01444 241351 or Janet B’ton 509190. HEALTHWALKS.- Kathy ‘ton 509377. Local Councillors: Brian Pidgeon 01273 291190 ;Carol & Geoffrey Theobald. Withdean: 01273 291195, Ann & Ken Norman: 01273 291182 & Pat Drake: 01273 291151 Les Paul Big Band - 01273 558009 Maharishi Foundation, 25 Brangwyn Avenue – 542060 Old Boat Corner Community Centre (Old Boat Corner CC) Carden Park Community Centre, (CPC)Carden Hill, Brighton, BN1 8GN Tel 01273 540779 Patcham Community Centre (Patcham CC), Ladies Mile Rd, BN1 8TA- 01273 508376 Campus, Ladies Mile Rd Brighton, BN1 8QE 01273 508376 Patcham Companions -.Contact Audrey / Bill Bateman 502020 Patcham Flower Arrangement Society - Lynn 542323 Patcham Table Tennis Club – Frank 501258 All Saints: Vicar: Canon Neil Milmine - 552157. Mucky Pups: 07734805945 Patcham Methodist Church Minister: Keith Edwards - 732536. Hall bookings: 882747 Little Pebbles - Jan - 07963486635 30th Brighton Scout Group: Beavers - Sue 01323 760383; Cubs - Elsie 01273 603295; Scouts - Neil 01273 888072 Charity Knitters - Rob 01273 502666 Trimtastics or Creative Embroidery Tricia 501394 Ascension Church Westdene: Minister Rev Andy Bousfield 503926 Hollingbury Methodist Church: Ms Read 552362. Library: 296912


Scout group (Boys & Girls 101/2 - 14 yrs). Scout hut, Vale Avenue Jumping Gym CPCfor under 5’s 9am-2pm Bridge Duplicate (Pairs) - Patcham CC. - 2.00pm Table Tennis – Patcham CC 7-10pm £1


Patcham WI - 2nd Tuesdays at 2 -15pm 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


Free Talk about Meditation (Maharishi) 7.30pm Novice Bridge - Patcham CC. - Friendly noncompetitive 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 - Noon


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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 Charity Knitters Club - 2nd Thursday 10am-Noon, 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. Carden Tots CPC under 5’s 9am-3pm


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 67pm Patcham CC The Les Paul Big Band-Patcham CC – Last Friday of the month. 8.30 to 11 pm £5.00. Bring drinks & nibbles. Beaver section - ( aged 5 3/4 - 8 yrs), 6-7pm. Scout hut Vale Avenue Trimtastics – Exercise for over-60s. 10-11am rooms 3&4 Patcham CC Patcham Library 1st Friday 11 am Patcham Reading Group. 1st 2-4pm Age Concern drop in Surgery


Embroiderers’ Guild meets 1st Saturday of the Month 2-4.30pm in rooms 3 & 4 Patcham Community Centre. New members welcome. Phone 724856 St Thomas More’s Catholic Church:First Mass 6pm


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HENFIELD DENTAL SURGERY Our practice is one of the most modern practises in Sussex We are gentle and caring in all aspects of dentistry Specialist Dentistry in Implantology and Gum Disease Hygienist • Friendly and Welcoming


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