Local reporter: Jack Latimer
Tuesday morning; 27th October,
A meeting about the Royal Pavilion
"I'm part of a team making a multimedia project about
the Brighton Pavilion. On the left of the photo you have John Roles,
the curator of local history at the museum; on the right you have
Jackie Frisbee, who specialises in social history. We're looking at plans
of the Pavilion, trying to work out how we can group material for the programme
around those plans. One of the interesting things about the
Pavilion is how much we take it for granted. Foreign tourists think:
"What on earth is that extraordinary building doing in the middle of Brighton?"
A week in my life
Thursday morning; 29th October,
'Penny for the Guy!'
"On 5th November, many, many years ago, a man called Guy Fawkes attempted
to blow up the houses of parliament. Nowadays, people light a big
bonfire on 5th November and burn a representation of Guy Fawkes on the
fire. Before 5th November, children take the Guy that
they've made round the streets and collect money, shouting "A penny for
Thursday afternoon; 29th October,
A New Recycling Project
"The part of Brighton where I live, Hanover, is quite an environmentally
aware, left wing little area. An organisation called Magpie have
started a scheme whereby you pay £1 a week, and once a week they’ll
come and collect your old newspapers and bottles for you. My house
is full of bottles and newspapers that I dutifully collect but never manage
to take out of the house - so the box caught my eye!"
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