Monthly Archives: March 2016

Demolishing a 1770s building to make way for a path

Developers want to knock down the oldest shop in Brighton (probably) to make a passage into more shopping opportunities.  The building looks nothing from the outside, but is a timber-framed Georgian structure which could be preserved with a bit of … Continue reading

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Scalpel coincidence

Last weekend Jackie helped three people to make small books of blank paper – bookbinding by any other name.  Scalpels are useful to cut the open edges into a smooth finish, and we found two in the house, we each … Continue reading

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A Trudge through Mud

Thursday 10th March and Steve and I accepted an early lift to Angmering village from Rowena, departing Brighton at 7am.  A very grey day, but not wet or windy.  We started by exploring Angmering – its church and High Street cottages … Continue reading

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North Laine pubs and a beer or three

On the 6th March, after a morning fixing a 100mm diameter pipe through the kitchen wall for a new oven hood extractor I felt I had earnt a beer, and I needed a stretch of the limbs, so it was … Continue reading

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A lesson from Arthur Conan Doyle

I was about to consign an old hardback to a charity shop when I spotted the presentation label in the front, it was given to my mother in 1942 for good attendance at school.  I decided I should read it, … Continue reading

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