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Photo:The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Geoffrey Wells

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Geoffrey Wells

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Woodingdean 'Then and Now' exhibition

Woodingdean 'Then and Now' exhibition

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Woodingdean 'Then and Now' exhibition

Woodingdean 'Then and Now' exhibition

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Woodingdean 'Then and Now' exhibition

Woodingdean 'Then and Now' exhibition

Photo by Tony Mould

Woodingdean 'Then and Now'' exhibition

By Jennifer Drury

Opened by the Mayor and Mayoress

The Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton and Hove, Councillor and Mrs Geoffrey Wells, attended the opening last night of the ‘Woodingdean Then and Now’ exhibition, which was staged in the Parish Church of the Holy Cross. Councillor Wells, who is Brighton born and bred, is currently Member for Woodingdean Ward for Brighton & Hove City Council. He was first elected in 1993 for Woodingdean Ward as a councillor for East Sussex County Council.

Wide selection of exhibitors

The exhibition was also attended by invited guests who were given a preview of the exhibition which would be open to the public on Saturday. There was a very wide selection of exhibitors from the many groups and societies in Woodingdean. These included stalls from Woodingdean Football and Bowls Clubs, the Community Assocation, Woodingdean Primary School, the Youth Group, Woodingdean Carnival and too many others to mention.

A plethora of historical images

Of course there was a plethora of historical images of Woodingdean’s history. These were very popular with the guests, who were able to follow a pictorial representation of the growth of the community Also on show, was the work of local artists and sculpture. A most interesting item was the Film Show, which concentrated on presenting the memories of long-term Woodingdean residents.

Friends old and new

The evening was a great success and very much enjoyed by all who attended. It was a chance for old friends to meet up and chat about old times. But it was also a good opportunity for the residents to be able to meet up and talk with others they would not ordinarily meet in their day to day lives.

This page was added on 05/03/2011.
Comments about this page

This is my sister Jackie Head, sat at the back of the church, she is a WI member, and has been for some years now. Today I was talking to her on the phone and she told me that this was a very good couple of days, and very pleased at the way it all turned out, well done Jackie.

By Joyce Blackman (11/03/2011)

May I just say what a great surprise I had seeing the picture of Geoffrey and congratulate him on his appointment as Mayor - a worthy selection. I lived in 21 Batemans Road before coming to Australia when he lived in Holten Hill and may still do so. Well done Geoff.

By Garry Lockwood (30/10/2011)

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