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Engineerium to open its doors to the public

Steam engine enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to visit a famous engineerium at a charity open day.

The Engineerium, in Nevill Road, Hove, is currently closed for a major renovation project which will see the Victorian pump house turned into a tourist attraction.

However, the owners will are fire up the Number 2 Beam engine for the Victorian themed public open day tomorrow, from 11am to 5pm.

Other traction engines will be on display while food will be on offer from local restaurant Riddle & Finns.

Robert Marks, who is well-known for his guided ghost walks around The Lanes, Brighton, will be giving Victorian themed tours of the engineerium.

Entry to the steam day will cost £2 per person with all proceeds going to the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice in Poling, near Arundel.

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8:12pm Sat 9 Oct 10

ArthurD says...

Any chance of parking for those who don't live within walking distance?

At the stadium perhaps? Or is this another example of an attraction that is forbidden to anyone who has to drive to reach Brighton?
Any chance of parking for those who don't live within walking distance? At the stadium perhaps? Or is this another example of an attraction that is forbidden to anyone who has to drive to reach Brighton? ArthurD
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8:57pm Sat 9 Oct 10

Beeching GP says...

there is an excellent train service to brighton. climb out at the hove station and a 20 minute walk through the delightful hove park will have you there...
there is an excellent train service to brighton. climb out at the hove station and a 20 minute walk through the delightful hove park will have you there... Beeching GP
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12:43pm Sun 10 Oct 10

ArthurD says...

I'm afraid there is no train service from Horsham to Brighton. It would be easily done with another mile of train line curving the other way after Barham but such progress is beyond us these days.
I'm afraid there is no train service from Horsham to Brighton. It would be easily done with another mile of train line curving the other way after Barham but such progress is beyond us these days. ArthurD
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12:47pm Sun 10 Oct 10

ArthurD says...

In fairness, I could take a bus, three different trains and walk 20 mins as you suggest, but the total journey time would be something like two hours, compared to a 25 minute drive. Welcome to "modern" Britain where nothing works efficiently if it involves a public service.
In fairness, I could take a bus, three different trains and walk 20 mins as you suggest, but the total journey time would be something like two hours, compared to a 25 minute drive. Welcome to "modern" Britain where nothing works efficiently if it involves a public service. ArthurD
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1:34pm Sun 10 Oct 10

Blue&White says...

ArthurD wrote:
Any chance of parking for those who don't live within walking distance?

At the stadium perhaps? Or is this another example of an attraction that is forbidden to anyone who has to drive to reach Brighton?
Can you not just park in Goldstone Crescent or Woodland Drive and walk up?
[quote][p][bold]ArthurD[/bold] wrote: Any chance of parking for those who don't live within walking distance? At the stadium perhaps? Or is this another example of an attraction that is forbidden to anyone who has to drive to reach Brighton?[/p][/quote]Can you not just park in Goldstone Crescent or Woodland Drive and walk up? Blue&White
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2:28pm Sun 10 Oct 10

Granny says...

Weekend proof reader on duty again - ...the owners will are fire up..... Oh dear, Argus up to its usual standard.
Weekend proof reader on duty again - ...the owners will are fire up..... Oh dear, Argus up to its usual standard. Granny
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3:20pm Sun 10 Oct 10

ade1200 says...

Blue&White wrote:
ArthurD wrote:
Any chance of parking for those who don't live within walking distance?

At the stadium perhaps? Or is this another example of an attraction that is forbidden to anyone who has to drive to reach Brighton?
Can you not just park in Goldstone Crescent or Woodland Drive and walk up?
Did you say walk?? Have you gone mad?
[quote][p][bold]Blue&White[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ArthurD[/bold] wrote: Any chance of parking for those who don't live within walking distance? At the stadium perhaps? Or is this another example of an attraction that is forbidden to anyone who has to drive to reach Brighton?[/p][/quote]Can you not just park in Goldstone Crescent or Woodland Drive and walk up?[/p][/quote]Did you say walk?? Have you gone mad? ade1200
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5:21pm Sun 10 Oct 10

pun master says...

Is Robert Marks the guy who caught the mysterious flesh eating bug that nearly 'ad his fingers? And Riddle and Finn can poke their muck as well.... Two visits and two bouts of sickness. I'll stick to the other seafood places thanks. At least you get to sit on your own in peace without having to share your table with other diners... Sorry, am I ranting again???
Is Robert Marks the guy who caught the mysterious flesh eating bug that nearly 'ad his fingers? And Riddle and Finn can poke their muck as well.... Two visits and two bouts of sickness. I'll stick to the other seafood places thanks. At least you get to sit on your own in peace without having to share your table with other diners... Sorry, am I ranting again??? pun master
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6:29pm Sun 10 Oct 10

ArthurD says...

Well that's what I was asking - I don't know the places to park on the road. Brighton has a fearsome reputation for jobsworth parking nazis.

Anyway a bit late now.
Well that's what I was asking - I don't know the places to park on the road. Brighton has a fearsome reputation for jobsworth parking nazis. Anyway a bit late now. ArthurD
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