Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Visit to Alciston – 16th April 2012

I spend (far too little time) walking the South Downs within Brighton and Hove checking the condition of gates, stiles, rights of way and signs.  This is a voluntary thing for the South Downs Society.  One of the rewards is … Continue reading

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Sundial Society Conference part the last.

All day Saturday and Sunday morning is the conference – if you want to know more you should check out their website – http://www.sundialsoc.org.uk   After lunch on Sunday we said our goodbyes, handed in our badges and headed for … Continue reading

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British Sundial Society Annual Conference

Last Thursday we trained to Gloucester, direct from Brighton, just over £6 each single fare.  Called at the Dick Whittington for a coupleof pints and lunch.  The landlord (Norman) came over and told us he used to live in Brighton … Continue reading

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High Rocks trip – Saturday 7th April

Having won a box of chocolates in a pub quiz several weeks ago we agreed to take a trip to Tunbridge Wells, via the Spa Valley Railway and some rock outcrops, to eat them.  No – don’t ask why, I … Continue reading

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What a strange coincidence

An property advert in the Argus last week, fromthe estate agents Parsons, Son and Basley, had a terraced house in Belton Road and another near Brighton Station, in Guildford Street, for sale.  In both cases the house immediately left of … Continue reading

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Visiting Eridge Rocks, near Tunbridge Wells

On Friday the 30th March Jackie, Steve and I went out to join a guided tour of the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Eridge Rocks Reserve. The outcrop is 138m years old and was formed in what was a huge delta as meandering, … Continue reading

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The birds are coming

Yesterday evening, at about 8pm, we noticed the usual herring gull noise was getting much louder.  Looking out and up we saw in excess of 100 gulls circling and squawking.  After about 10 minutes they drifted away.  Rather nice though … Continue reading

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