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Winter events at West Blatchington Windmill, Hove BN3 7LF

Non-members welcome £1.00

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Sunday 26th May
10:30 am

Guided walk around Brighton’s historic Lanes and North Laine led by Geoffrey Mead.

This walk will be around Brighton’s Old Town [The Lanes] with a short foray into the former industrial quarter of North Laine. The Old Town is now upmarket tourist content, but well into the 20th  century there were a wide range of industries located there, along with storage areas and distribution; we will weave through the streets, passages and twittens to discover some of this lost industrial heritage.

Meet at Brighton Museum entrance in Royal Pavilion Gardens.. Walk will be about 2 hours. Bus stops nearby at Old Steine and at North Street or a 15 minute walk from Brighton Station. Car parks [expensive! ] at Church Street or at Brighton Station.

Saturday 8th June
10:30 am

Visit Bishopstone Station and Tidemills

Bishopstone station is a fine example of the work of James Robb Scott (See SIH50 where one of his Bishopstone drawings is on the cover) but when we last saw it in July 2017 it was in a very sorry state despite being listed. Since then it has been adopted by The Friends of Bishopstone Station (FOBS) who have restored some of the rooms for community use, installed replica Southern railway signage and redecorated the booking hall. It all looks superb.

Meet at 1030 at Bishopstone station (Station Road BN25 2RB, TV469998) where we will be met by Jim Stanford of FOBS who, after coffee (donations welcome) will shew us the completed rooms and those where work is still in progress. After this we will proceed to the abandoned 18C village of Tidemills where we will be given a guided tour by Will Pilfold of Newhaven Museum. As there are no eateries around Bishopstone please bring a packed lunch and drink which we can enjoy on the beach as it will be a fine warm day (!) If there is time left at the end of the tour we can proceed to the Garden Centre in Newhaven for a cup of tea and a quick visit to the adjoining museum.

Please register with Alan Green ( or 01243 784915) if you intend to attend. Mobile number on the day only 07503 727047

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