Could You Choose Between Cakes And Books?

Could You Choose Between Cakes And Books?

by Mrs Ainsley

Welcome to a New Year and a new decade. January is a quiet month and we at The Regency Town House are determined to put the time to good use. But we do need your help to do that.

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 books. We will even take Guides to DIY Taxidermy and how-to knit a jumper from cat hair (I’ve got one of those). In other words we want any book you’ve read (or know you will never get around to reading) because for the first time we’re holding a second-hand book sale.

Got a book as a Christmas present? Perhaps you need to adopt a one-in, one-out policy to keep your bookcase in order. Bring your one out to us! You can deliver donations of books to the Town House at 13 Brunswick Square anytime from 10am to 4pm on any working day.


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

The books will be displayed in the old servants’ quarters in the basement and in the old dining room on the ground floor so you’ll get a chance to see some of the Town House too. All money raised from sales will go towards restoration work.

We’ll be serving traditional treats both savoury and sweet. There will be jams and pickles on sale too, which are ideal for gifts and made here in the Town House kitchen.

Book your place here

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 the 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.

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 like stairs, carrying trays, and hatching new ideas. 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 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.

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