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April.. and it would be foolish not to smile. We have the wonderful news about the Alex inside. The team at Montpelier and Clifton Hill Association have worked relentlessly for three and a half years to secure these buildings, for them to continue to make a positive contribution to the conservation area and for future generations to appreciate. Special thanks must go to Mick Hamer, Dr. Graham Towers and Roger Amerena who were the key stones of the campaign. We are all certainly in their debt. MCHA is an effective and positive force. Please consider joining to lend them your support, in this their 40th year. Brighton& Hove Arts Council Spring Exhibition is at the Friends Meeting House this month. An example, by Mr Peter Waller, of the work for sale appears on the cover, for which we express our thanks. Go along to enjoy the pictures…perhaps even take some home. Have a happy month

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THE old Royal Alexandra Hospital has been saved from the wreckers’ ball, after a long campaign against demolition by the Montpelier and Clifton Hill Association.

The council finally produced its longawaited planning brief in March. The brief says that developers must keep the main building, which has been a notch: the local distinctive cupolas landmark for 130 years.

But thisinternal victory if approved, comes at a price. Some interesting The hospital site has five buildings of historic andglazed. architectural nd is crudely The interest. The main building, the Victorian villa and three turn-of-theoad, restored. The council century red brick buildings, which are largely hidden behind the main building. All three of these turn-of-the-century buildings will be istic building typical of the demolished. kes a positive contribution to The planning brief holds out the possibility ears on a map of the area. y obscured by a modern

of keeping the Victorian villa, which was built in the early 1860s and was once the grandest house on Dyke Road. But the council wants to use the villa as a bargaining counter in its negotiations with the developers Taylor Wimpey. The deal that is on the table is that if Taylor Wimpey gets on with it, redevelops the site and keeps the main building it will be able to demolish the villa. If it fails to redevelop the site within about three years the council will insist on keeping the villa. “We are disappointed that the council is prepared to be so cavalier with our historic heritage. If this villa was still a private house, and not part of the hospital site, the council would never allow the owner to demolish it and replace it with a block of flats,” said the MCHA in a statement. “Indeed the council’s own conservation consultant said that with some restoration the villa could become a listed building.”

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y Aunt Lu was one of my mother’s older sisters. After Grandma died, Aunt Lu came out from England and lived with us for some time. On thinking back it must have been quite a squash, my half-brother was a teenager, the three of us younger ones, my parents and Aunt Lu. Aunt Lu was a dressmaker and used her room for her work and, of course, clients came in and out for fittings etc.

Lu was an excellent needlewoman, a tailoress as well as a dressmaker and could also do soft furnishings, - curtains, slip covers even reupholstery. Everything she sewed was beautifully done, you could have worn her dresses inside out, they were so neat. She made clothes for us, though I am ashamed to say we did not appreciate her talents and the fact that our things fit perfectly. With the perverseness of children, we hankered for offthe-peg garments from Eaton’s catalogue. When I was about six or seven, Aunt Lu married a local farmer, Harry Seaton. Uncle Harry was a lovely man, fresh complexioned with silvery hair, very quietly spoken. They lived out on the farm (about seven to eight miles away) out in the Boscurvis District. Uncle Harry family had emigrated to the West from Hope County in Ontario. It must have been a real exodus of many families coming together to take advantage of the homesteads they could claim. The farm was at least a section in area (640 acres) with the farm buildings grouped together in one corner. We always used to say you could tell who was “boss” according to which was bigger – the house or the barn! Their barn was larger but the house, though only one storey, was much bigger than it appeared. There was a nice long kitchen with a large shiny range and a sort of scullery off it. The central part was quite a large sitting room with two rooms leading off, two on each side, three bedrooms and a box room. The sitting room was heated by a large pot bellied stove. I was very excited to come to Aunt Lu and Uncle Harry’s in the Easter holidays. I felt very grown up carrying my own little suitcase out to the old Model T Ford. First, I had to unpack and settle myself in. I admired the pretty dressing table set all laid out on crocheted lace mats. The double bed was massive, 


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Aunt Lu was very tidy and a most particular housekeeper. Everything must be in precisely the right spot. No matter how carefully you tried to put dishes back in the cupboard, Aunt Lu always had to move this or that until all was to her satisfaction. When anyone had been staying with Aunt Lu we used to ask them “And did you solve the problem of THE CUP?” When my aunt washed up, there was always a particular CUP that dishes would lean against. If, in your ignorance, you dried the Cup before the end, it would be smartly retrieved and put back on the draining board! It was the Rule and Rules were not to be broken However, this particular holiday, they had prepared a BIG SURPRISE! Uncle Harry, bless him, had made me a little raft. I was absolutely thrilled; there was this dear little raft, with sort of a seat in the middle and a pole to punt it along. It was all mine, I didn’t have to take turns, it was like being given the keys to a magic kingdom! Every morning and afternoon would see me on my little craft getting to the middle of the pond which was quite full because of the snow melt. Once I was in the centre I would sit and read a book or look about, with a couple of cookies in my pocket in case I had hunger pangs. When called in for dinner, I would tether the raft and scamper up to the house to wash my hands. After the dishes were done, out I would go again to my private world. Even now eighty years later, when I shut my eyes I fancy I can still feel the warmth of the Spring sunshine on my head! I felt so free and independent from the world of grown-ups. If I seemed to be drifting near “the shore” I would punt off to the middle again. It was a wonderful week, but Saturday did come and back home for me. Of-course I wanted to tell my family about my magical holiday, but I felt my freedom was coming to an end. School on Monday, no more sitting in the middle of a pond in my own private world. I still think it was one of the happiest holidays of my childhood. I do hope Aunt Lu and Uncle Harry realised what a delight it was. Wasn’t I a lucky girl?



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dry, than risk catching a chill in adverse weather conditions. Oh yes, there are few more welcome sights to a police officer than our old friend PC Rain booking on duty bang-on kicking out time for the pubs and clubs! Of course, there are downsides to the rain getting wet being the main one! We also have to deal with weather related incidents such as flooding or road accidents – and the odd fight in the taxi queue as revellers become desperate for a few square feet of mobile shelter - but on the whole we do love a downpour! For some reason, the protesters who would usually hang around for hours causing chaos slide off early and the football supporters who are keen to get up close and personal to their opposite numbers

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The last few weekends, patrolling the City centre on foot late at night, have been freezing cold! It’s amazing how us officers wear several layers of clothes, thermals and gloves and yet the scantily dressed clubbers seem to be completely immune to the icy, biting conditions! Unfortunately, such temperatures don’t make people better behaved or want to go home any quicker. It just seems to make officers’ hands and feet go numb and we long for our nice warm beds! So, next time you see a police officer jigging on the spot on a street corner near you, it’s not because they’re trying to keep warm……..they’re probably doing a rain dance!!


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journalist, Percy LeFroy Mapleton. When the train arrived at Preston Park station, Mapleton was seen getting out in a distressed state and covered in blood, saying he’d been attacked on the journey. He’d lost his hat, collar and tie. The ticket collector accompanied him onto Brighton, where Mapleton told the Station Master he had been shot and wounded. Asked about a gold watch chain, seen hanging from his shoe, he replied that he’d put it there for safety.   

St Peter’s Church has stood at Preston for more than seven hundred years and holds, in its memorial stones, all manner of stories - of people linked to royalty and also to murder. The oldest graves, from the centuries after the church was built in 1250, no longer survive. One of the earliest memorials is a grey stone plaque in the wall of the bell tower ‘Here lyeth buried the body of Elizabeth the daughter of Sir Richard Shirley, Barronnett who departed this life on 23rd day of April Anno Domini 1684’ ‘Walter Barratt of Brighton’ is commemorated, who died aged 70 in 1836 ‘Many years Surgeon and Apothecary to his late Majesty George the 4th’. This can’t have been an easy job; George 4th weighed 17 stone in 1797 and had a 50inch waist in 1824. Apart from signs of mental instability, he suffered from gout, breathlessness, cataracts and hardening of the arteries brought on by heavy drinking and feasting at banquets. A memorial inside the Church, on the north wall, is to Frederick Isaac Gold who died in 1881.  He lived in Tichfield House on Clermont Road, Preston.  He became the subject of a notorious murder.   On Monday afternoon on the 27th June 1881 Gold, a coin dealer, was travelling in a first class compartment on the London Bridge to Brighton express train. He was joined by a young man, a 16


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The police were not satisfied with Mapleton’s story but as no one had lodged a complaint against him they concluded that the young man might have been attempting suicide, which was then a criminal offence. He was taken to the local police station, interviewed and gave details of his alleged attackers before being passed to the County Hospital for treatment, where his wounds were discovered to be quite superficial for so much blood. As a precaution, Mapleton was to be escorted back to his lodgings in Surrey. At  Brighton station, increasingly dubious police decided to search him, finding two Hanoverian medals in his pockets but he claimed to have no idea how they got there. During the journey, a telegram from the station master at Balcombe arrived which changed the situation dramatically; ‘Man found dead this afternoon in tunnel here. Name on papers “I Gold”. He is now lying here. Reply quick.’ News that a body had been found, shot and stabbed, was passed along the line. The Detective Sergeant minding Mapleton was instructed by telegram from Brighton police not to let him out of his sight. But Mapleton, saying he wished to change his clothes,


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t St Peters. persuaded the policeman to wait outside the boarding house, then slipped out and disappeared.

The hunt to re-capture Mapleton was notable for the appeal from the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to the press for help. The Daily Telegraph (1 July 1881) published the police description of Mapleton as: ‘Age 22, middle height, very thin, sickly appearance, scratches on throat, wounds on head, probably clean shaved, low felt hat, black coat, teeth much discoloured’ In an age when images were rare compared to the present day, the Victorians were adept at describing people. The Telegraph used full scope to expand on the police details: ‘He is very round shouldered and his thin overcoat hangs in awkward folds about his spare figure. His forehead and chin are both

receding. He has a slight moustache and very small dark whiskers. His jawbones are prominent, his cheeks sunken and sallow and his teeth fully exposed when laughing. His upper lip is thin and drawn inwards. His eyes are grey and large. His gait is singular; he is inclined to slouch and when not carrying a bag, his left hand is usually in his pocket.’ But far more significantly the Daily Telegraph published an artist’s impression of Mapleton. This was the first time that a composite picture had been used in this way by a newspaper, which created enormous public interest and resulted in Mapleton being spotted erroneously all over the country. The Coroner, Wynne Edwin Baxter (who

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would later be involved as a Coroner in the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888) opened the inquest in which the police were mauled in the witness box for their inefficiency. The Railway Company then offered a substantial reward for information leading to arrest. Mapleton was finally traced to lodgings in Stepney after sending a telegram to his employer asking for his wages to be forwarded to that address. The evidence against him was overwhelming. He was identified as the man who had exchanged some counterfeit coins and pawned a revolver. Testimony included a woman living at Horley who saw two men struggling violently in the train as it passed her cottage. A jury found him guilty after retiring for only ten minutes. It was revealed during the trial that at the time of the murder he had been desperately short of money and had gone to London Bridge with the intention of robbing a passenger. He had hoped to find a female victim but finding none suitable had settled on the elderly Mr Gold. Mapleton was hanged at Lewes jail on November 29, 1881.

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Seasonal Recipe by Valerie Hedgethorne

CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 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

Carrot cake is one of the most popular cakes today, it is light and moist and made more delicious with the usual cream cheese frosting. The marzipan carrots are optional. I am featuring this recipe his month by popular request, and especially for the receptionist at my doctor’s surgery. You will need a deep 20cm (8in) cake tin.

Ingredients: 226g (8oz) weighed after peeling 175g (6oz) butter or margarine 225g (8oz) golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 225g (8oz) self raising flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon mixed spice

75g (3oz) walnut pieces Frosting 75g (3oz) unsalted butter 150g (5oz) full fat cream cheese 200g (7oz) icing sugar Decoration (optional) 75g (3oz) marzipan Orange and green food colours

Method: Peel and grate the carrots, chop the walnuts Line the tin with greaseproof paper. Heat the oven to Gas 4/180C/350F. Soften the butter, beat with the sugar until light then gradually beat in the eggs. Stir in the grated carrot s and chopped nuts, then the flour, baking powder and spices Put the mixture into the tin, smooth the top and hollow it slightly. Bake for approximately 1 ½ hours or until firm in the centre. Leave in the tin for a few minutes before turning out and allow to get cold before frosting. Frosting: Soften the butter, beat in the cream cheese until smooth then gradually beat in the icing sugar. Swirl over the top of the cake. Decoration :(optional) Colour the marzipan orange and a very small piece green. Form into 8 carrots and place on top of the cake. 20


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Needles - Thread

needles over a piece of white card or paper - much easier to see

Lipstick - Remove

lipstick stains on crockery & glassware by rubbing with salt before washing up.

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WORDSEARCH Mark – My Words Abroad American

April Sudoku It’s FUN. It’s challenging. It’s Addictive!

Duncan Duck

Duncan has been exploring the 7 Directory and if you look carefully you will find him in three different places.

Easter Egg Heads

The Brain Pit

A cracking night out

Get your tickets early, call Rachel Chitty on 01273 747455 or email Rachel.

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Test your wits at the Martlets Quiz Night on Friday 9th April, at the Sussex County Cricket Ground in Hove. Tickets are £7.50 and teams of up to six people are welcome, the quiz starts promptly at 7.30pm. Teams are encouraged to bring their own supper and a cash bar will be available.

The unused letters spell out “Better a broken promise than none Arthur Bestiary at all.” April 21st is the centenary of the death of Mark Twain Calaveras (Samuel Langhorne Clemens). Claimant Connecticut Court Crime Equator Finn Frog Gold Hawaii Innocents Jumping King Lens Mark Miners Mississippi Pauper Pilgrims Pirate Pooch Prince Progress Quaker Sawyer Skull Tom Twain Twins Wilson Wisecracks Wit Yankee Zombie

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There are no clues to this crossword. You will see that letters of the alphabet have been replaced by numbers. Two letters have been given to you to start you off, so you can substitute letters for the numbers that correspond to them wherever they occur in the puzzle grid.


The small grid is provided to help you remember which letter is associated with each number as you proceed.


Complete Domestic Household Management Regular / One-Off Cleans Homes, Offices, Commercial Deep Spring Clean - All year round Extras - Ironing, Delivery signing Builders Clean / Moving in/out End of tennancy Friendly and Reliable Service

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“There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.” ~ William J. Bennett

Creative Landscape Design and Build Our services include: We take our reputation very seriously; over the last 7 years, when given the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback, our customers gave us an average of 9.6 out of 10. Trust your garden design to a company with a proven reputation. Visit

01273 673122 or 07930 418728, email The Outside Works strives to use sustainable materials wherever possible. All our waste is recycled.

Raised beds Tree houses Patios Turfing Decking Ponds Integrated Seating Planting Fencing We are also fully qualified & experienced tree surgeons.

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This page is primarily for voluntary/charity groups to publicise their events/ classes etc. We want to help the people who help us. PLEASE email details to us, so that we can help spread the word!! Or phone 299219. Contacts: Church of the Good Shepherd: Mrs Maclean 553566 29-31 Prestonville Road: 720603 St Luke’s Church Hall: St Luke’s Church Office 557772 / Exercise 50+ Telephone 328155

Use this space to advertise community events, e.g. fund raising jumbies, classes, rambles etc. Or communicate changes of well laid plans. NB Need details by 12th of previous month. Call 299 219 or write to us online. We have endeavoured to make sure the information is correct, but we recommend you check with the organisers before attending.

Mondays Prestonville Parish Playgroup, 1.00-3.00pm / St Luke’s Church Hall, Carol 561149 Fencing, 8, West Hill Community Hall Bellringing: St Peter’s Society of Change Ringing Weekly practice Monday night at 7.45-9.15pm, (at St Peter’s on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays of the month & at St Nicholas, on the 2nd & 4th Mondays).

Tuesdays Bell ringing: Church of the Good Shepherd weekly practice, 6-7.30pm Keep Fit, 10-11.30, Church of the Good Shepherd Brownies Jenny 501664 CLAIT Computer Training, 10-1 29-31 Prestonville Road, 720603 Street dance: 5.30-6.30 @ The Cornerstone Community centre.Drop in. All Levels Clairvoyant Evening 3rd Tues BHASVIC

St Lukes’ Games Night Sarah 711427 Tai Chi/Chi Kung Over 50’s Ghislaine 679514 Church of The Good Shepherd Parish Office- 553747 Age Concern 720603

564426), St Luke’s Church Hall Brighton Singers’ Club Open Folk Singaround, 9pm start The Pond, Gloucester Road, Brighton & Hove Chess Club 6:30pm - 11:00pm The Railway Club, 4 Belmont Tai Chi Church of the Good Shepherd 7pm Little Lambs toddler & baby group, 1.30-3pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road.

Thursdays Extend 50+ (gentle movement to music) 10.30-11.30, 29-31 Prestonville Road, 720603 West Hill Hall Keep Fit, 10-11.30, Library youth group. 4.30pm - 5.30pm in the Young People’s Library within Brighton’s new Jubilee Library. Adult Reading Group: 6.45pm Jubilee Library Tai Chi/Chi Kung Over 50’s Class - 2.30 to 3.30pm, once a fortnight Improvised Comedy Drop in classes,all levels. 7.30-9.30 The Round Georges £8

7.30pm £5



Reflexologyt treatments50+, Appointments , 29-31 Prestonville Road, 720603 Tai Chi 50+, 11-12, 29-31 Prestonville Road, 720603 5 rhythms, 6, West Hill Hall St Lukes Games Night for Years 6-11 (tuck shop). 7.30- 9.30pm St Luke’s Church Hall. 0th April Phone Sarah 711 427

St Michael’s Playgroup in Church Hall 9.45-11.15am £1.50 per family. Becky 07523924070 Exercise 50+, 11, West Hill Community Hall Toddlers Club, 1.15-3, Church of the Good Shepherd Stretch and Relax 50+, 11-12.15, 29-31 Prestonville Road,720603 Coffee Morning, 10-12, 29-31 Prestonville Road,720603 Boys Brigade, 8-10 years, 6.15-7.30 (Mark on 564425), 11-18 years, 7.45-9.15 (Mark on 26


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Saturdays Fathers Who Football, 9-10 am, Preston Park Lions Charity Book Fair + videos, cds and puzzles, free, the Deneway www. (1st saturday of the month) Dad’s Breakfast. 9.30am, Big Sky Café £1 dad. Kids free Brighton & Hove Chess Club 2pm-6.30pm. The Railway Club, 4 Belmont St Michael’s Community Cooked Breakfast 9-11. Community Hall, Powis Pl.

Sundays Farmers Market 1st Sunday, Ralli Hall (Hove Rail Station) Children’s Church, 10.30-Noon , St Lukes’ Church Hall, 6-11yrs, 557772 Service, 10.15, Church of the Good Shepherd J Team (11-15 Years) / 10.30am – Noon / St Luke’s Church Hall / Church Office 557772 Services: 8.30am Traditional, 10.30am Family friendly, 6.30pm Informal / St Luke’s Church / St Luke’s Church 557772 Providence Chapel West Hill Rd. Services 11.00am and 6.30pm, All Welcome Enqiries Tony 01273 674453 Baha’i Centre, 19 Stanford Avenue. 505895, Philosophy in Pubs- 2nd Sundays. Free. 7pm Park View, Preston Drove.

Important - The Friends of Saint Michael’s Re-launch party in the church on April 9th. The Friends aim to raise funds for the preservation and conservation of this important building, the only Grade 1 listed in the Montpelier & Clifton Area. Work by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown, Philip Webb, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Peter Paul Marshall. The Friends also encourage St Michael’s use and enjoyment

by the community. Please come along to the re-launch. Phone 01273

t: 01273 299219



Anomaly in Red Cross Rules for Animals? After tightening its laws two years ago, Switzerland has very strict rules concerning the care of pets and farm animals. Pigs, budgies, guinea pigs and goldfish cannot be kept alone for instance. Horses and cows must have regular exercise outside in summer and winter and dog owners have to take training courses to learn how to care for their pets. By contrast however, unlike the rest of Europe, it remains legal to sell cat pelts …traditionally believed to relieve rheumatism. The business is rather furtive and a matter of much dispute. Reportedly, it is technically legal to catch a cat that is more than 200 yards from its home! Brigitte Bardot and Michael Schumacher are among the 131,000 people who have signed a petition to ban the distressing trade.

“Why are haemorrhoids called “haemorrhoids” instead of “asteroids”?


Need a Venue? Clean, comfortable Rooms for Hire during the day. Very reasonable rates. Largest area: seating for 80-100. Ideal for meetings. Catering available. Spacious room with sprung floor, ideal for exercise classes etc. Plus several smaller rooms. Kitchen and Toilet facilities. Phone to discuss. Block or single bookings. GREAT LOCATION - quiet street just off Seven Dials itself.

Members, Members Guests and Affiliation Ticket Holders welcome. Phone for more info Ring the bell outside for entry. Socialise at reasonable prices: enjoy simple evenings with friends, make new ones. Easy central location. Live music Saturdays. Monthly Quiz 2 Pool Tables, 2 Full Size Snooker Tables, Cribbage, Darts and Conversation! Rooms available at very low cost for parties/meetings/clubs etc.

The Railway Club - 4 Belmont, (street beside Good Companions, Seven Dials)

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