Book Sale - Could you choose: Cakes or Books?

Welcome to a New Year and a new decade. January is a quiet month at the Town House and we are determined to put the time to good use, but we need your help.

Words by volunteer and Housekeeper, Bridget Wheelan.

We Need Your Books

Anything from popular paperbacks and the weighty academic volumes, history books (we like those a lot), graphic novels, hold-your-breath psychological thrillers and classic children's books. We will even take Guides to DIY Taxidermy and how-to knit a jumper from cat hair (I’ve got one of those).

We want any book you’ve read (or know you will never get around to reading) because we’re holding a second-hand book sale.

You can deliver donations of books to:
The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH,
between 10:00am and 4:00pm on any working day. 

Books & Bakes

Saturday, February 8th, from 1pm – 5pm. 

The books will be displayed in the old servants’ quarters in the basement and in the dining room so you’ll get a chance to see some of the Town House too.

Buy as many books as you can carry!   All the money raised will go towards restoring the Town House.

As well as selling books, we’ll be serving traditional treats both savoury and sweet. There will be jams and pickles too, perfect gifts made by volunteers in our own restored kitchen.

Book your place here.

Photo of four women standing behind a table laden with cakes.

Help Us to Recruit New Volunteers!

It would be wonderful if you could tell family and friends about what we are doing at The Regency Town House because we need more volunteers, especially for our Events Team.

In my occasional role as Mrs Ainsley, housekeeper and sniffer-outer of unbecoming behaviour amongst the servants, I can tell you there’s no such thing as the perfect volunteer.

A group of volunteers, faces whitened and in costume for a Hallowe'en event

We come in all shapes, sizes and with an incredible variety of skills, but for the Events Team we are especially keen to meet people who organising things, can help to carry chairs up and down stairs and are keen to hatch new ideas of their own.

We also like volunteers to spend most Thursdays with us, although we know life can get in the way. They will be paid with experiences they’ll never forget and a good serving of laughter.

Do you know anyone who loves history, has a good sense of humour and wants to make a practical contribution towards maintaining Brighton’s Regency heritage?

They can email office@rth.org.uk or phone 01273 206306 and we will arrange a time to meet Gilly Burton, our volunteer co-ordinator who gives prospective volunteers a tour of the building and a clear idea of what to expect.

Bridget in her role as Mrs Ainsley the Housekeeper

Best wishes for 2020 from Mrs Ainsley (housekeeper) and all of us at The Regency Town House.