We welcome new members. The subscription is £10 per household.

You can send a cheque payable to the Preston & Patcham Society to the Hon Treasurer Brenda Mann, 82 Larkfield Way, Brighton BN1 8EF. We also have arrangements to accept standing orders. Please contact our treasurer for further information.

Here are a few of the services that we offer:

  • regular meetings for members
  • planning advice to people who are members
  • tree planting
  • representations on conservation

IMAGE CREDIT: The landownership pattern
The estate of Mrs Grace Paine [of Patcham Place] 1811
Source: ESRO
Patcham Place in its park can be discerned near the centre of the map on the fold
“Landowners were at or near the beginning of a chain, or web, of decisions and activities leading to the creation of suburbs. Without those willing to sell land for development or to undertake development themselves the process of suburban extension could not have begun”.—Dr. Geoffrey Mead , University of Sussex
cited in: ‘Scattered Squalor’ and ‘Downland Homes’.Interwar housing at Patcham, Brighton, Geoffrey Mead, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex, 2012