This is Peacehaven
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Peacehaven (formerly known as New Anzac-on-Sea) is a town and civil parish in the Lewes district of East Sussex, England. It is located above the chalk cliffs of the South Downs approximately six miles (9.7 km) east of Brighton city centre, on the A259 road. Its site coincides with the point where the Greenwich meridian crosses the English south coast.
There is a Bronze Age barrow (burial mound), currently under investigation by local societies very close to the cliff top. The barrow represents evidence of the occupation of Peacehaven at least 3,500 years ago.
A 2007 excavation of the new Bovis Homes site to the west of Peacehaven Community School’s playing fields unearthed an astonishing range of evidence for a prehistoric settlement throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages.
The saying “Dog Off” is thought to have originated in Peacehaven. Used as a noun, adjective as well as an insult. A “Dog Off” refers to someone who leaves the company of one friend to join the company of another friend unexpectedly due to the proposal of a better offer. The transposed friend is said to be a “Dog Off”. This is a local saying that has grown in stature and is now recognisable nationwide as well as being heavily used in Three Bridges, West Sussex.
Peacehaven has existed as a settlement since 1916, after its founder, Charles Neville had purchased land in the parish of Piddinghoe; he then set up a company to develop the site. He advertised it by setting up a competition to name the development, although the newspaper concerned; the Daily Express, sued Neville over the competition, holding that it was a scam, since he was offering “free” plots of land in the town as runner-up prizes but issuing them only on the payment of a conveyancing fee. The name of the winner who chose the name ‘Peacehaven’ was Ethel Radford from Leicestershire. The newspaper won the case, but the publicity brought the scheme to a large audience. The name chosen, New Anzac-on-Sea, lasted less than a year and Peacehaven soon became the towns new name. By 1924 there were 3,000 people living in Peacehaven.
The town, apart from the newer development to the west named Telscombe Cliffs amd above Firle Road, still retains its original “grid” layout: rectangular plots of land on both sides of the main road. There are no “Streets” in Peacehaven; originally, there were only “Roads” and “Avenues”. With very few exceptions, “Roads” run east to west, and “Avenues” north to south, most forming crossroads where they intersected the South Coast Road (A259). Apart from this road, Roderick Avenue, running roughly up the centre, was the only surfaced road (except for the area of Local Authority housing around Friars Avenue (north)) in Peacehaven until the late 1950s, when the process of “making-up” the roads began. This started in Telscombe Cliffs and worked eastwards. As part of this, many of the Avenues had their junction with the main road blocked off to reduce the number of junctions and crossroads.
Original houses were often very temporary affairs (some were old railway carriages). Others were constructed from former army huts, brought from North Camp near Seaford, a few of these still survive, having been given an outer concrete block wall (they can be identified by their oblong shape that tends to be end on to the road). Peacehaven eventually grew to be larger in area than Lewes, the county town and the administrative headquarters of the region.
The pebbly beach below the cliffs can be reached by means of a pathway. There is an area of common land in the town now called The Dell, which sits between the A259 and the cliffs. A cinema formerly stood on this site. The Dell holds many events during the year from car boot sales and entertainments such as fireworks to fairgrounds, motorhome exhibitions, the Donkey Derby and an annual carnival, though in 2005 the carnival was held on the Joff field located behind the Meridian shopping centre. In the 1950s, the carnival stalls were located on the then vacant land on the NW corner of the South Coast Road (A259) and Dorothy Avenue. Also Peacehaven & Telscombe F.C. hosts a variety of football tournaments that range from age U10–U16 these can be seen every summer. The football club is located in the mid east of the town marked by the world famous floodlights.
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We are not authorised to interfere with any mains services. Ensure that you have made arrangements with your gas, electricity and water companies well in advance of your move. If you have TV, telephone or Internet services, inform the suppliers of your move and make arrangements to transfer the services to your new address.
Vehicles & Registrations
The DVLA must be advised of your move so that your driving licence and logbook can be amended.The DVLA web site at www.DVLA.gov.uk has further details.
Preparing to move.
Dispose of all unwanted items – your council can advise re fridges etc. Keep your freezer contents to a minimum empty the loft Put garage/garden tools together Sort out any items which are not to be moved Arrange for the Utility services to be disconnected Arrange for Utilities at your new address Notify your banks, credit card and insurance companies and rental agencies of your new address Notify your doctor, dentist, optician and vet and arrange for registrations at your new address Arrange with the post office to re-route your mail and cancel milk and newspapers Send change of address cards to friends and relatives Prepare a set of labeled keys for your purchaser.3
For the moving day
Safely pack valuable items and important documents that you will look after on the moving day Prepare an information pack for our removal team to cover your new addresses, phone numbers and contact names Arrange minders to look after pets and very young children on the moving day Collect children’s toys etc for the journey Put together a basic catering pack for the family at the new home – including the kettle! Give your removal team a spare key for your new address. The day before moving Set aside the items you are taking in your car, empty refrigerator and freezer Finish packing your personal items Verify that Utilities have been connected at new home.4
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