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We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
H L Mencken

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2024

… along Brighton seafront.

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 12th 2023

My recent visit to the Royal Pavilion gardens reminded me of my previous visit many years ago. On that occasion I had intended to visit the Pavilion but there was a long queue so I opted for a quiet lunch in the gardens. I chose the perfect bench but what followed was anything but quiet [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2023

In the mid 1780s George, Prince of Wales, rented a small lodging house overlooking a fashionable promenade in Brighton. Brighton was developing from a decayed fishing town to an established seaside retreat for the rich and famous, being close to London.
It also proved popular for the therapeutic health-giving sea water remedies made famous by Dr [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 5th 2023

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 29th 2023

Following our walk from Brighton pier to Marine Parade we planned to return to the pier on the Volks Electric Railway, however accessing the station proved problematic. All walkways to the station platform were blocked off due to regeneration of the area. Rather than walk a very long way round we decided to follow the [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jul 29th 2023

St John the Baptist’s Church was the first Catholic Church in Brighton. The building of the church was funded by Maria Fitzherbert a wealthy widow from Shropshire who became the secret first wife of George, Prince of Wales who later became King George IV. The marriage was kept secret because at that time it was [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 27th 2023

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