This is Rottingdean
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Rottingdean is a coastal village next to the town of Brighton and technically within the city of Brighton and Hove, in East Sussex, on the south coast of England. It borders the villages of Saltdean, Ovingdean and Woodingdean, and has a historic centre, often the subject of picture postcards.
The name is Old English for ‘valley of the people associated with Rōta (a male personal name)’. Rottingdean is in a dry valley whose sides in the upper reaches are quite steep, and this valley comes right down to the English Channel coast. The name was contrasted unflatteringly with Goodwood (another place in Sussex) in a national 1970s advertising campaign for wood preserver.
Rottingdean has approximately 2,500 inhabitants. For most of its history it was a farming community, but from the late 18th century it attracted leisured visitors wanting a genteel alternative to raffish Brighton, among them some names famous in English cultural life. Some, in the late 19th century, notably the painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones and his nephew Rudyard Kipling, made it their home. Kipling’s old house adjacent to Kipling Gardens is still standing, and the former house of the painter Sir William Nicholson is currently open to the public as a library and museum. When farming collapsed in the 1920s, much of the farmland became available for building, and Rottingdean increased significantly in population, especially in the area known as Saltdean. A large number of smallholdings appeared in the detached part of the parish called Woodingdean.
In the summer of 1377 the French pirate raid on Rottingdean occurred. The raiders probably intended to pillage the nearby Lewes priory. The raiders were detected as they landed, and a portion of the village’s inhabitants retreated into the church’s Saxon-built tower. The pirates were unable to take the tower and set it on fire; over a hundred people are thought to have died in the blaze. The next day the pirates were met by a force led by the Lewes Prior. During the action, two knights, Sir John Fallisle, Thomas Chinie and the prior were captured. The pirates were, however, driven to depart, with the three men later being ransomed.
Rottingdean is also notable for the black wooden windmill on the hill on its western side. Nicholson made a woodcut that was used as the logo of the publisher William Heinemann; this is often said to have been a depiction of Rottingdean mill, but a glance at both will show that this is untrue. The Rottingdean Preservation Society and its earlier incarnations have been responsible for maintaining the windmill since 1923. It was successful in getting a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant of £41,800 which together with funding from the society has ensured that the windmill remains a remarkable Grade 1 listed attraction in the 21st century. The hill is a local nature reserve. It was also well known for sport, having a cricket club founded in 1758 and having been a centre of fox hunting, especially in the second half of the 19th century.
The shop, the Old Customs House, was the inspiration for the “local” shop in The League of Gentlemen.
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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
Our Happy Clients
We have used Sole Moves Removals a number of times, for both local, and longer move to London. The reason we come back to Sole Moves, is that they take all the stress out of the removal, , , as they are so friendly, helpful and flexible, that it makes the move so much easier. We recommend them.J and P Brighton
We used Sole Moves to move house on a recommendation and couldn't have been more impressed with the service. Keith and Ash are incredibly hard working, reliable and straightforward to deal with. Their friendly, funny banter was welcome light relief on a very stressful day. We would happily use their service again and recommend to all. Thanks guys, your help was hugely appreciated!Jess Hilier Hassocks
Sole Moves moved a 1 bed flat across town to another 1 bed flat. They were prompt, very helpful and flexible - especially since we had to change a few details after initial booking. They were very friendly chaps and we felt confident that they would respect our property and were trustworthy. Would recommend, very reasonable rates - especially on a SundayChloe Nacci Brighton