The Dyke Pub Preservation Society

Breaking News: As a community organisation we would like to pass on the following information.  You are invited to attend the meeting tonight (Feb 6th) at The Church of the Good Shepherd Hall (from 8.30pm – 10pm) to discuss the Society’s Community Bid and to get the latest updates on plans for the future of the Dyke Pub.
Click here for more details and here to visit the group’s FaceBook page.

Aviva £5,000 Bid – Winners Announced

We’re naturally disappointed not to have been successful in our bid for £5,000 to provide a professional lighting rig at the Hall – but certainly not down-hearted. We’ll continue to seek out sources of financing so that we can carry on with the maintenance and improvement of the fabic and facilities of our wonderful building.
Grateful thanks go to the hall volunteers who worked so hard on the initial bid – and a special thank-you to the hundreds of people who supported our bid.

A Life Saver At The Hall


Here we are with our friends from Elements First Aid, St Luke’s Advice, and Fitness league.

We are as proud as punch to announce the recently installed Automated External Defib-rillator (AED).
Huge Hall thanks to:
The Sussex Heart Charity for providing the defibrillator and cabinet
The British Heart Foundation for providing free training equipment
Extra Special Hall thanks to:
Flora at Elements First Aid for arranging everything and especially for providing free training
Hall thanks also to Martin at Loop Electric for putting this life saving device up.

AEDs are designed to be used by members of the public. They are easy to use, compact, portable and very effective. They also save lives!
Free 2 hour CPR and AED training sessions are being provided by Flora. So far, two sessions have been arranged – see below – but further sessions will be arranged to meet demand.

Book your free AED Training place online: 
Friday 3rd November 12-2pm
Saturday 4th November 10-12pm

Music Quiz 2017

Following last year’s similarly successful event, there was yet another full house for this year’s Music Quiz, which marked the re-opening of the Hall after the summer building project to improve the accessibility of the Hall for everyone.

And our special thanks go once more to Tom Hasson for devising and running another fantastic music quiz, which raised much needed funds to support the Hall’s rebuilding programme. In fact, it was a bit of a family affair as Gill helped arrange the event and Andy took the photos. And to complete the family connection, Gill’s niece Amy helped with the washing up!!

We’d also like to thank Cook in Hove – www.cookfood.net – for the very tasty curry which every-one enjoyed.

Exeter Street Hall’s Music Quiz (photos by Andy Hasson)
Exeter Street Hall’s Music Quiz, hosted by Tom Hasson

Bastille Stormed!

A packed Exeter Street Hall audience celebrated the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in revolutionary style with a daring display of sophisticated French cuisine, beautifully prepared by Master Chef Rafael Pol, ably assisted by Sous Chef Iain Chambers and Greg Lucas who conjured up the dessert, and delightfully served by students from St John’s School, Brighton. And the overthrow of the ancien regime was completed by a well-chosen selection of ballads and chansons by local chansonnier Alan Clayson, whose performance was greeted with rapturous applause by the assembled Sans-culottes.



Photos courtesy of Andy Hasson (andrewhasson@btinternet.com)