I delight in walking Fern, my English Springer Spaniel, through the woods and fields around Stanmer and over the South Downs.
Sunday, 18 September 2011
The Old Steine
The Old Steine is where the fishermen laid out their nets to dry in the days before Brighthelmstone became fashionable Brighton. After that, it became the place to promenade, partly because of its proximity to the Marine Palace, as the Royal Pavilion was at first called. It used at one time to be where a stream flowed into the sea but that now flows underground. The fountain is supported by three dolphins which also featured in the town's coast of arms before the amalgamation with Hove.