Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission AGM

I didn’t hold out a lot of hope for this event, but boy was I wrong.  The business part was in the Synagogue in Middle Street – a delicious building hardly used now.  No local congregation, especially as they have to walk to the synagogue on the Sabbath.  But a delight to visit, and some great local history after the AGM.

Looking east past the Readers Desk in the central section where the services were read towards the gated ark where the scrolls were kept.

Looking east past the Readers Desk in the central section where the services were read towards the gated ark where the scrolls were kept.

Then a short walk to St Pauls Church in West Street for nibbles and wine. We gathered in the fishermen’s vestry where fishermen apparently used to gather after a fishing trip to warm themselves by the giant fireplace.  Glass doors into the main body of the church clearly celebrate the fishing community of the town.

Fishes and nets etched deeply into the glass doors to the nave

Fishes and nets etched deeply into the glass doors to the nave

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