The Whistler – October 2016

Photo by Terry Applin
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Autumn Fruitfulness

WHCA is hosting several events at West Hill Hall this Autumn.

First up on Tuesday 11 October is Jayne Shrimpton’s fascinating talk, “A Moment in Time: Census-era Dress, 1811 – 1911”. Jayne opens a window onto the era and helps us to visualise daily life in the past,  drawing on prints, paintings and photographs dating from around each decennial census, 1811 – 1911. 

The following Tuesday 18 October sees the West Hill Action Team meeting at 7pm which will cover local issues, including updates on the Brighton Station taxi rank situation, licensing, and other issues of concern to the local community.

Look out for our Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 19 November from 12pm.

On Sunday 4 December 2016 from 10am-1pm,The West Hill Hall is proud to present:
Jumble Bells – a magnificent, festive, traditional jumble sale with toys, clothes, books, records and festive treats.
Please email to reserve your table for £10. Space is limited so book early!
More to information to follow – keep your eyes peeled, West-Hillers!

And finally, WHCA’s 40th birthday party, which we are celebrating on Saturday 10 December. Everyone is welcome but it’s a strictly ticketed affair. Tickets go on sale on November 15 in Bright News – don’t leave it till the last moment to get them as this event is always a sell-out. This year, along with the usual sit-down Indian meal, the chance to catch up with friends and neighbours and make new friends, we’ll be featuring local musicians, including Candide, back by popular demand after their stellar performance last year; pianist Helen Burford; and Alex Nisbett.  Can’t wait.

A BIG THANK YOU  to readers Miss L Jelks of Victoria Street for sending a £20 donation to The Whistler; Tom and Alex of Buckingham Road, who gave us a £50 donation as a parting gift before they left the area; and many Bright News customers who regularly donate their unwanted pennies and pounds into The Whistler collecting boxes. These funds, together with advert income, are really a great contribution to the printing and distribution costs of this 40 year-old newspaper. 


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