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The Pear-ly gates

Back in the day, the Marquis of Bristol, who lived in Brighton’s Sussex Square, had a penchant for pears. He experimented and hybridised them in his market gardens on Manor Road (behind the square), his work being acknowledged and supported … Continue reading

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jenny lind steam locomotive

And now, I shall be making a life size “2-dimensional” replica of an 1847 steam locomotive, the Jenny Lind…. In 1847 the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway commissioned a new locomotive from the E.B.Wilson works in Leeds. Named the … Continue reading


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