Day: June 1, 2014

The Whister – June 2014

  Treasure Hunt The Annual General Meeting of West Hill Community Association was held on 29 April 2014 at the Hall. The Committee was re-elected and looks forward to another successful year of providing a well-maintained community space that is West Hill Hall. After the resounding success of […]


Dear Ed Re: The Hippodrome Why should we put on arty rubbish or put up with an old theatre that had ‘old hat’ Larry Olivier, Harry Houdini, Sarah Bernhardt – performers of old, out-of-date years, when, instead of looking at the past of, yes, even The Beatles and […]

The Animal Dispensary

Vignettes from Seven Dials’ Past – The Pet Shop Like most people, I suppose, my early memories are pretty fragmented. Possibly when we are toddlers we only memorise the important events, but I have an alternative theory; this is that we actually forget the whole darn lot, but […]

My Mother

Throughout March 2014, my mother had an exhibition presented in her name at ‘Churchill Square’. It displayed some of the clothes she wore in the 1960s. It was called the ‘Concetta Exhibition’, her clothes, together with photos and snippets of biography, were displayed in glass cabinets on the […]

Peter Batten

Brighton resident Peter has been writing articles for The Whistler since 2011. It’s time we found out more about him… He celebrated his 80th birthday in July last year. He has been married twice and has 5 children. He has a degree in English Literature, a master’s degree […]