Summer Picnic on Devil’s Dyke

As the summer months draw on you may be tempted to picnic outdoors if you haven’t done so already. This month our spotlight image, a coloured lithograph print from the Fine Art collection, shows Victorian picnickers on Devil’s Dyke. Devil’s … Continued

Here be Dragons

As you may recall from our Poem for the Pavilion blog post, the Royal Pavilion’s dragons often prove inspirational. We were sent an email yesterday by Neill Gordon from New Zealand that shows how one of our dragons has sparked … Continued

Albert Huggins Heppell – ‘Professor Cyril’ (1866-1912)

The Paddle Round the Pier contest takes place in July; an event of which ‘Professor Cyril’, the Edwardian bicycle diver, would surely have approved. Professor Cyril or the more prosaically named Arthur Huggins Heppell, spent six years in Brighton, riding … Continued

Midsummer’s Eve and the Calendula officinalis – the Pot Marigold.

Midsummer’s Eve usually relates to European celebrations that accompany the Summer Solstice, either on the actual solstice or between June 21 and June 24, depending on the culture. The celebration predates Christianity and is thought to be related to ancient … Continued

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