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News from St John’s

It is hard to believe our dreamy summer may be on the wane, although even more sunshine is forecast – so we may be luckier still. Changes of season are energising though aren’t they? Awakening us to changes we can make in ourselves. September especially so, perhaps it is an association with new school shoes, the opportunity for a new start…. Have a good month

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As many of you will know we have been applying for funds to refurbish the Crowhust Hall and set up a community centre. The Hall is used at present by the Scout and Guiding communities connected to St John’s and is situated behind the Knoyle Hall.  We recently heard that The Veolia Environmental Fund have awarded us a substantial grant towards the cost of the project.  This has spurred us on with our fund-raising efforts.  

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It would also be good to get your ideas about what kind of services the community centre should provide. We would welcome hearing from any local organisations that might be interested in using the hall. Please contact Alex Harrex at Meanwhile please continue to support the project financially if you can. Donations can be sent to Crowhurst Hall Project, St John’s Church, Knoyle Road, Brighton BN1 6RB or you can give online and Gift Aid at www.give. net/crowhursthall Cheques should be made payable to ‘Crowhurst Hall Project’.

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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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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.

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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. 12 |

education classes have been held continuously since 1876; thanks in no small part to the Quakers – the Religious Society of Friends. I would not presume to make any statements about what Quakers believe, but I know that they have always had great faith in the idea that education enables the underprivileged to help themselves. Even in the early 18th century, in the continuing face of local hostility and intolerance, they were teaching and opening schools for boys and girls in Brighton. The first community of Quakers in Brighton came

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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 14 |

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

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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 16 |

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

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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

would learn from each other’. Over time the Friends Centre moved into the fields of adult literacy, numeracy and English tuition for foreign nationals. It continued to grow, all the time being supported by the Quakers, until it reached a point where there was no alternative but to find alternative, larger premises.

someone once remarked, it has also been “a venue for many marginal, alternative and nonviolent social and radical groups and causes; a ‘den of nonconformity’ at the heart of Brighton”.

The Quakers continue to use the Meeting House for their regular worship meetings, but this historic building is also the venue chosen by local community groups for their many and diverse activities. And, of course, there are the afternoon lectures, ‘Tuesday at Friends’, founded by Pat Norman, former Principal at the Friends Centre, and still organised and run by her today. Education, as a way to help people find a better life, has always been central to activities taking place at the Friends’ Meeting House, but, as 18 |

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Our history - Exhibition at St Peter’s The Exhibition includes the early Parish Registers of Preston which tell us something about the social conditions of the time. There are several references to illegitimate children being baptized or buried, such as, ‘ Buried; Jan. 1704, Elizabeth Wisdom with a bastard child stillborne’, or ‘Baptized; Aug. 1784, William. A base born son of the body of Elizabeth Powel.’ The parish of Preston was huge, but very rural, and there were two main areas of occupation; Preston Village, and Preston Barracks on Lewes Road. The numbers of soldiers increased at the end of the 18th and beginning of the nineteenth centuries, largely due to the Napoleonic wars. Soldiers from the barracks marched to church services at St. Peters, accompanied by their band. They also used the church for their weddings, the baptisms of their babies, and sadly, the many funerals which took place. In July 1776, we see the first mention of a baptism of a soldier’s child; ‘Sophia Jane, daughter of Richard Ashley, Serjeant in ye West Kent Militia, & Elizabeth. The number of baptisms at St. Peters, Preston Park, increased dramatically from five in 1795, to thirty in 1796, and fifty seven in 1804, but the infant mortality rate was high, and 21 babies from the barracks were buried in 1804. Children from wealthy families could also have short lives; Sir Richard Shirley lived in Preston Manor, but his baby daughter Elizabeth, born in 1684 was baptized on 22nd April, and buried on 26th April. A memorial plaque to her can be seen in St. Peters, Preston Park. 20 |

Drawing of the interior of St. Peter’s in 1851. The congregation sat in the ‘box pews”, and the benches in the centre were for ‘the poor’ who could not afford to rent a pew.

A postcard of Preston Village, looking north, sent in 1904. There are horses and carts, and very little ‘traffic’ on the road. The village shops are on the left.

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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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If you are able to support this cause, their donations website is 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

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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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You will need a baking tray

I do recommend that you do use butter, it does give the best flavour.



Pastry 110g (4oz) butter 175g (6oz) plain flour 50g (2oz) caster sugar 1 tablespoon milk

Rub the butter into the flour, add the sugar and form into a firm dough using the milk if necessary Cover and rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Heat the oven to Gas 6 / 200C. Grease the baking tray. Peel, quarter and core the apples, slice them and mix with the breadcrumbs, sugar, spice and sultanas. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to a rectangle 30 x 20 cm (12 x 8ins), keeping the sides neat and straight. Transfer to the baking tray, tidying the sides again. Pile the filling down the centre third. Fold up the long sides gently, not to completely cover the filling. Don’t worry if it tears a little, just patch it together and brush with the milk. If using the almonds scatter them on the filling. Bake for 20 minutes then lower the heat to Gas 5 /190C for a further 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are soft when pierced with a pointed knife. Leave on the baking tray, sprinkle with icing sugar and cut into slices (6 or 7) It is best eaten the day it is made but any left over can be warmed in the oven for a few minutes

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