Brighton & Hove Clarion Cycling Club  



The old Brighton section as it appeared in the 1936 Clarion Handbook

After the last edition TJ sent me an email saying that

… following on from your entry in the newsletter about the formation of London Section, we were prompted to look for the address. Sadly, I think that street no longer exists, but we think it was quite close to the old Claud Butler factory.

There are of course any number of reasons why the street disappeared - bombed out of existence in World War II, urban redevelopment at any time in the last century or so. But another possibility is that the name was changed from Wirtemberg Street during the same World War I outbreak of anti anything-that-sounded-German hysteria that caused the Battenbergs to become the Mountbattens and the Windsors to be invented.

TJ also attached a copy of the Brighton Section entry from the Clarion CC handbook for 1936. I've put it in below, just before the usual 'origins of the Clarion CC' extract. Compare with the 1937 extract already on the history page of the website.

1936 Clarion Handbook

Captain: George Cree
Hon. Secretary: W. R. Newman, 22, Whichelo Place, Brighton, 7, Sussex

The first week in every month is a Mystery Run, arranged and led by a member of the Club. The third week is impromptu. On these dates we shall endeavour to arrange joint activities with other Sections.
Tea places bracketed.

Sunday Runs

12 Heathfield (Crown Inn, Blackboys)
26 Rudgwick (Tea Gdns, Dial Post)

9 Ashdown Forest (Chequers Inn, Maresfield)
23 Cranleigh (Alma Cottage, Southwater)

8 Wilmington (Trevor Arms, Glynde)
22 Arundel Park (Blacksmiths Arms, Adversane)
29 Cross-in-Hand (Ringles Cross Hotel, Ringles Cross)

12 Easter activity to be decided later
26 St Leonards Forest (Arden Grange)

10 Petworth (Queens Head, Bucks Green)
24 Cowdray Park (The Angel, Petworth)
31 Whitsuntide activity to be decided later

7 Hammer Ponds (Red Lion, Cowfold)
21 Crowborough (Crown Inn, Blackboys)
28 8am Century Run (County Oak, Crawley)

12 Fittle Worth (Blacksmith's Arms, Adversane)
26 Tunbridge Wells (Chequers Inn, Maresfield)

2 August activity to be decided later
9 Kirdford (Queen's Head, Bucks Green)
23 Beachy Head (Trevor Arms, Glynde)
30 Houghton Bridge (Ye Olde Toll-Gate, Bramber)

13 Hartfield (Ringles Cross Hotel, Ringles Cross)
27 Duncton (Houghton Bridge Hotel, Houghton)

11 Hurstmonceux (Crown Inn, Blackboys)
25 Slaugham (Alma Cottage, Southwater)

8 Billingshurst (Elephant & Castle, West Chiltington)
22 Nuthurst (Chalet, Cowfold)
29 Jevington (Trevor Arms, Glynde)

13 Worth Forest (Arden Grange)

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