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Welcome to The Kemptown Rag!

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It’s holiday time for many of us in August, so we hope you have plenty of time to read your copy of The Kemptown Rag. This month we have news of a great new scheme by the Kemptown Bookshop to alleviate loneliness by organising volunteers to read aloud to book lovers who can’t easily access bookshops or libraries themselves. The Kemp Town Society tell us more about what they do, and we have another fascinating but sad story from Katherine Prior of a vicar of St Mary’s who met an early end 150 years ago while mountaineering in Switzerland. Have a relaxing August! The Kemptown Rag Team info@kemptownrag.co.uk www.kemptownrag.co.uk

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Reading Aloud & New Bins

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Kemp Town Society

Page 11 Local History

from St Mary’s

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St George’s Church

Page 15 Gary Walker Column Page 17 Badgers Tennis Club Page 18 List of Advertisers

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Our local history article from Katherine Prior at St Mary’s Church...

The Mountaineering Vicar of St Mary’s This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the death of St Mary’s mountaineering vicar. Julius Marshall Elliott was born in Brighton on 24 October 1841. He was the youngest son of the Revd Henry Venn Elliott, the longserving curate at old St Mary’s Chapel - the place of worship that preceded today’s St Mary’s on the corner of St James’s Street and Upper Rock Gardens. In 1866, Julius stepped into his late father’s shoes as the vicar at St Mary’s. The Revd Julius Marshall Elliott of St Mary’s, The young minister was evidently popular with his congregation, photographed shortly before his death, aged 27, possibly because he was not as earnestly devout as his late in a Swiss mountaineering accident 150 years ago father. His real passion was mountaineering. With several years’ experience in the Swiss Alps, he was acknowledged by his peers as a skilful, measured climber - all of which makes his death more of a mystery. On 27 July 1869, he and another mountaineering vicar, the Revd Phipps, were making the final ascent of the Schreckhorn (the Peak of Terror) in the Bernese Alps, up a face of notorious difficulty. Fatefully, Julius was climbing without ropes. Perhaps he wanted the sensation of conquering the mountain unaided, without artifice. He reached his goal, but in springing jubilantly to the rocks of the summit, he St Mary’s Summer Recitals slipped and fell. His guide grabbed at his arm but could not hold him, and he plunged down the north-east face of the mountain, watched helplessly by Phipps. Saturday, 10 August, 6 pm Anna Kolesnik-Neal, piano His body was later recovered and he was buried Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and Rachmaninov in the cemetery at the village of Grindelwald, at Saturday, 24 August, 6 pm the foot of the Schreckhorn, where his simple grave Natalia Uchitel, piano is still carefully tended. Bach - French Suite in C minor; Schumann, Scriabin Back in Brighton, his bereft congregation set about Saturday, 14 September, 6 pm honouring his memory, and in 1873 they opened Kelleth Piano Trio Beethoven - Archduke Trio the Julius Elliott Memorial Schools in nearby Mount Street. By 1886 the schools were educating over 600 Saturday, 28 September, 6 pm children and were ranked among the best in Brighton. Brighton Chamber Ensemble Borodin - String Quartet no. 2 In 1928 they were reorganized as St Mary’s Junior Shostakovich - Piano Quintet in G Minor Mixed School, and in 1952 as St Mary’s Church of Saturday, 12 October, 6 pm England Primary School. Eventually, in 1978-9, the Belladonna Trio / Mozart and Schubert school was demolished, along with Mount Street itself and the old Rock Brewery, which had latterly housed Saturday, 26 October, 6 pm Natalia Uchitel, piano the local DSS office. Preludes by Bach, & Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninov More permanent memorials to Julius’s memory 50 minutes of fabulous music include the font in St Mary’s Church, which stands + free refreshments, with a retiring on a shaft of polished granite hewn from the collection in aid of music at St Mary’s. Schreckhorn. There is also a striking window of the St Mary’s Church, Kemp Town nativity dedicated to him in Brighton College chapel, 61 St James’s Street, Brighton BN2 1PR where he had been a pupil from 1855 to 1860.

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St. George’s Café at St. George’s Church Sandro invites you to St. Georges café located in the beautiful, peaceful nave of St. George’s Church, a social hub in the heart of Kemp Town. We are open every weekday morning serving a range of hot and cold drinks as well as sandwiches, toasties, pastries, brioches, cakes and fresh baguettes. Our children’s play area provides a secure environment in which parents can relax and have time to chat. We are also available to cater in support of events in both the church and the community centre. Free WiFi. Dogs (very) welcome. Telephone 01273 279448 (ext. 3) Church Sunday Service 10:30am followed by tea and coffee Café opening hours – weekdays from 9:00am until 2:30pm (catering for events by arrangement) St. George’s Community Centre opening hours 8:00am until late Bookings for both the Community Centre and for the Church can be made by contacting us on 01273279448 (ext.1 for the church, ext. 3 for the café and ext. 2 for the Community Centre)

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LGBTI Carol Service 2019 It is with sadness that I was told that the One Body One Faith group (formerly Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement) had decided not to have their LGBTI Christmas carol concert at St George’s Church. I am not fully aware of the debate and reasoning that lies behind the decision. (In that respect I feel that the message was communicated very badly.) Nevertheless, we wish them well in their future ventures. It is important that people realise that St George’s did not wish to have the service moved to another place. We remain an inclusive church where all are welcome as individuals, or groups. We already have two LGBTI choirs and have hosted many other LGBTI groups over the years, and we wish to maintain our relationship with LGBTI groups and people. We also know that we serve Kemp Town, an area which has many LGBTI people as residents living and working as a part of the rich variety of people that make up our community. If local people would like an LGBTI Service of Christmas Celebration and Fun, then we shall look towards working with them to put something together. A brief meeting will be held on Friday 30th August

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thing with a doughnut that goes up and down it, but not before. Kemp Town will be declared a site of Special Scientific Interest, containing as it does my secretary Donna’s fridge, which is filled with ingredients that are unheard of by the rest of the human race. Kemp Town is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, most of which meet on the green in Upper Bedford Street and woof at each other. Naturally, I have many other ideas but I think that’s enough to be going on with for now. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from Brighton Council. Come on Council, you know it makes sense. Gaz

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News from Badgers tennis club...

Badgers serves up tennis fun for local kids...

Badgers in Kemptown - Brighton’s oldest tennis club - has launched a new community initiative to get more local youngsters playing the sport. The club, in Church Place, has a thriving and very successful junior membership producing many national and county champions. And now it is reaching out to the nearby Manor Gym community-run sports project in Whitehawk, to offer free coaching for local children.

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Jon Miller, head coach at Badgers, said: "The juniors are extremely important to us as they are the future of the club and in the long-term the success of British tennis. We need to give more children the chance to try the sport and hopefully fall in love with it. We’re very proud of the fact that many of our current adult team players have come through the junior ranks.." Jon added. "Many of our county team members started playing when they were five or six so we have a great deal of experience nurturing, supporting, then helping them improve." Youngsters at the Manor, set up in 2005 to provide free sports and other activities for local youngsters in Whitehawk, will now be able to give tennis a go with weekly sessions. Free coaching will be offered every Tuesday between 5pm-6pm with racquets and balls provided.

Brighton's oldest and friendliest tennis club Four courts with floodlights Club sessions three times a week Coaching for all levels Fully licensed clubhouse Social events and parties Kids sessions at the weekends All welcome Check out our website http://badgerstennis.com/

Tanya Saunders, Managing Director at The Manor, who's been an enthusiastic partner with Badgers, said: “The club are making a real contribution to our community by offering local children the opportunity to play tennis completely free of charge. It’s a great partnership.” Badgers also offers a wide range of courses, dropins and coaching for all ages and standards for members and non-members. Club sessions are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings with the emphasis on fun, social tennis. For more competitive players there are opportunities to join the men and ladies' squads with teams in both the summer and winter Sussex County Leagues. For further information and contact numbers log on to www.badgerstennis.com.

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