Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission – AGM on Saturday 1st September

Preston Manor 1 St Peter's Church Preston

The 5th AGM of Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission will take place on Saturday 1st September 2018 at 2pm in St Peter’s Chuch, just behind Preston Manor  (please arrive around 1.45pm to ensure a seat).

The AGM includes a presentation by guest speaker Henry Vivian-Neal – on Kensal Green Cemetery and its link with Brighton resident Joseph Rogers. Henry is a Trustee of The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery and the author of books and articles about the Cemetery

Hazel Tapsell will then briefly speak on the history of St Peter’s.

The meeting will be followed by refreshments in the Servants’ Kitchen of Preston Manor (free to BHCC members – £5 per person to non-members). Optional tours of the Manor at local resident rate of £5 per person will also be available.

Please download invitation BHHC AGM 1st Sept 2018 and RSVP if coming.We look forward to seeing you there.

Ovingdean Green Festival – Saturday 23rd June 2018


Ovingdean is hosting its first Green Festival on Greenways/Ovingdean Road. There will be stalls, activities and speakers all concerning local ecology, heritage and environmental sustainability.

Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission will be holding a stall there. Martin Foster of BHCC will also be in the church illustrating the historic details.

12 noon – 5.00pm. All welcome.

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Travel: The Big Lemon bus service runs from :Brighton station at  1123 1323   1523 and arrives at the corner of Greenways/Ainsworth avenue at the corner of Greenways  1152, 1352, 1552.
 The return journey  leaves Ovingdean but only to the Royal Sussex County at 12.25,13.25, 14.25  15.30 with a service to Brighton station leaving at 16.30.
In addition to link in with  the buses that regularly travel along the sea front and stop at the St Dunstans stop ie mainly the 52 and 57,  there will be a shuttle bus parked in the bus stop area on Greenways between the hours of 12 noon and 4pm which will take passengers from the coast road to the bottom of Ainsworth avenue. The ride is free but if you would like to make a donation to the Stroke Association  in the bus that would be most welcome

Heritage Events 2018




Sat 2nd June  Trip to Pyecombe Church, Clayton Church, Old Land mill and Penbury House and Garden for tea.

Sat 9th June – M&M Historic Tours trip to Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway and Great Dixter House & Gardens

Saturday 28th July BHHC Summer Garden Party at Montpelier Hall, 3pm

Saturday 18th August M&M Historic Tours trip to Spelhurst Church and Heaver Castle

Saturday 18th + Sunday 19th August – BHHC stall at Brunswick Festival

Saturday 1st September BHHC AGM 2.00pm St Peter’s Preston followed by tea and optional chargeable tour at Preston Manor

Saturday 15th September – M&M Historic Tours trip to Queen’s House and Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College (Greenwick)

Thursday 6th December – BHHC Christmas party at Montpellier Hall, 7pm Please contact Martin Foster for further information: [email protected]