newsletter: April 2016 F GROVER : shoe repairs 21 Clermont Road Brighton F GROVER : shoe repairs remained in the same family from 1910, when Frank Grover married Alice Feaver from Kent and took over the shop.
You may remember that in a previous newsletter we wrote about Snakey Lane, the extension of Station Road, just outside the eastern exit form Preston Park Station. IMAGE CREDIT: Station Road aka Snakey Lane Track from Preston Park railway station to Withdean Road. © Copyright Peter Holmes and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons […]
A new web platform has been developed on behalf of the Preston and Patcham Society. As well as presenting news and information about the Preston and Patcham Society, the project also explores the background and history of the society, together with some of the articles from their informative newsletters. The new platform is also smart […]
The latest scheme for the Anston House site consists of 3 towers of 15, 13 and 14 storeys high, packed closely together to form an overbearing wall reaching well above the height of the tall trees in Preston Road. The proposed three towers cast a solid shadow across the listed Preston Park, serious overshadowing of […]
Dear Editor The planned scheme for the Anston House site includes a series of of towers around 12 storeys high (Argus 28 June). The image in the Argus is misleading, it shows a ground floor of so-called co-working space as well as a cafe. It does not show the 12 storeys of flats above, and […]
PATCHAM CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL PATCHAM CHARACTER STATEMENT ADOPTED [by Brighton & Hove Council] 2010 states: THE SQUARE is particularly picturesque – enhanced by its ‘hidden’ location, the presence of verdant front gardens and informal surface treatments that are in keeping with its rural character. The buildings retain many original features, including horizontally sliding sash and […]
From Ditchling Road to the surrounding Downland—maintaining a sense of continuity….. The Preston and Patcham Society was founded in 1973. Our work is concerned with maintaining a sense of continuity in the community and matters related to conservation issues. The Society embraces the area between Ditchling Road, Springfield Road, Dyke Road, Snakey Lane, Patcham village, […]
The Patcham Conservation Area Appraisal has been approved. It is proposed that the Conservation Area should be extended to include Coney Wood and the Recreation Ground. Changes to control of alterations to single family houses within the Conservation Area are also recommended to reduce the threat of losing traditional architectural features and other inappropriate alterations. […]