Day: November 20, 2013

Christmas Past at Preston Manor

Tuesdays 26 November, 3 & 10 December 10.30am–1.30pm (includes tea break) £15, members £12, book in advance  Get your post-Downton fix from Preston Manor, a charming historic house on the outskirts of Brighton & Hove. Decorated and furnished in Edwardian style with elegant ‘upstairs’ reception rooms and bedrooms […]

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On the Up and Up

What a time of contrasts! We are told that we are still to expect austerity measures yet the world’s big businesses are reporting increased profits. The poor beleaguered banks are back to posting eye-watering earnings again (albeit retaining millions to repay customers for the mis-selling of various products […]

Local Developments

Jim Gowans, WHCA’s rep on the Conservation Advisory Group, assesses local developments…. SAVE FRONT GARDENS The CAG to the City Council passed a resolution recently urging the City Council to save front gardens in conservation areas and throughout the City. The conversion of gardens to hard-standings for vehicles […]

Euro Christmas Cuisine

From The Whistler archive, 1990 France – the main meal is the réveillon which is served after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Although it may comprise goose or turkey, shellfish and black pudding are also main components of the meal. Spain – in towns a small pig is […]