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Twitten Map

By Jennifer Drury

Patcham, Withdean & Hollingbury
Twitten Map launch

Venue: Patcham Library
Date: Saturday 5th June
Time: 11:15am – 4pm

Free refreshments
For more information, call Patcham Library on (01273) 296912

This launch event includes a Twitten Treasure Hunt with the chance to win a copy of the New Encyclopaedia of Brighton. For children there will be badge making, colouring, puzzles and creat a Butterfly Feeder.

So Why Twitten?

By finding out about your local twittens you can discover new things about your area. Many of the twittens follow old drovers routes – some even link up to help you walk large parts of the area without having to go near a road. They are often a short cut to the local shop or the bus stop. So there are lots of good reasons to go ‘Twittening’.

Where can you get a twitten map?

  • From libraries in Patcham and Hollingbury
  • By ordering them from Transport Planning Team, HoveTown Hall, Hove, BN3 3BQ. Tel: 01273 290487
  • By downloading copies from www.brighton-hove.org.uk search for ‘Twitten’

Editor's note: Sorry to those of you who have tried to access copies of the map. I have reported the problems to the relevant council department, and hope they will be resolved soon. In the meantime here below for you to download, is a pdf version which is not as large as the original, but will allow you to see how it will be presented.

Twitten_main_map.pdf
Twitten_main_map.pdf (450k)
PDF version of Twitten Map

This page was added on 28/05/2010.
Comments about this page

I tried the link to brighton-hove.org and searched for twitten and got nothing. I typed Twitten Maps and found a site that wants me to install some map program (maps.alot.exe) which of course I do not want to do. If there is a downloadable Twitten map how do I get it?

By Eric Cook (29/05/2010)

Trying to activate downloading copies from www.brighton-hove.org.uk search for ‘Twitten’ but have been usuccessful. Am I doing something wrong or just jumping the gun and trying too early because the map has yet to be put on the site?

By Roy Grant (29/05/2010)

Great little map! There are also much older twittens around the Blaker's Park / Cleveland Road area that I remember. Great short cuts that give interesting panoramas of back yards (gardens). There must be loads of others across the older parts of Brighton and Hove.

By Phil Allsopp (02/06/2010)

Looks like an interesting artefact! Of course the ultimate twitten in Brighton is Lennox Street, aka The Cats' Creep: see the MyB&H page for this here. We also have twittens where I now live in Bath, but we call them "drungs". No idea why.

By Len Liechti (03/06/2010)

In Yorkshire, twittens are known as 'ginnels'.

By Tony Hill (11/06/2010)

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