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Left: A large fallen boulder on the foreshore containing three examples of the echinoid Echinocorys. Right: Another Echinocorys echinoid, Old Nore Beds.

Our attractive and spacious inn with delightful gardens enjoys a spectacular and unrivalled setting on top of the Telscombe Cliffs in Peacehaven - there are outstanding views over the sea, and cliff top walks.

Left: A cross-section through a large inoceramid bivalve. Right: A fragment of an inoceramid bivalve on the same flint nodule as the coral (shown below).

Left: An unidentified sponge. Right: A small Parasmilia coral on the surface of a flint nodule.

The town has one secondary school, Peacehaven Community School. There are also two primary schools: Peacehaven Heights Primary and Meridian Primary School. The town also has a library located in the Meridian Centre.

Left: The internal flint mould of an Echinocorys echinoid, found loose on the foreshore. Right: A flint Echinocorys echinoid in situ on the foreshore, Old Nore Beds.

Left: A small Siphonia(?) sponge. Right: A cross-section through a Siphonia(?) sponge, Old Nore Beds.

More recently Peacehaven was selected for the site at which Tiffany's ashes were portrayed to be cast over the cliffs, in the BBC soap EastEnders in 1999, with viewers having been told at her funeral that she had spent happy childhood holidays there.[21] Filming however, took part in the nearby town of Seaford. Also, a Mr. Bean episode was shot at the cliff tops of Peacehaven and down to the beach.

Run by business owners for business owners, the Chamber is the only organisation in Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs and East Saltdean committed to promoting the interests of the local business community. By joining the Chamber, your business voice is heard.

In late 2006 a number of meetings between the then Mayor, Cllr Elayne Merry, and local businesses lead to the formation of the Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce in February 2007. The Chamber organises regular networking and support meetings for the benefit of its members plus an annual Trade Show to promote local services. 2009 saw the first Business Awards ceremony in which the winners in each category received a "Monument" to mark their achievement.

To keep up with the latest Chamber news and Breakfast Club programme click the links on the left.

Left: A flint Echinocorys echinoid found loose on the foreshore. Right: A flint Offaster echinoid.

Peacehaven's lowest tier of government is the Peacehaven Town Council who are responsible for local planning, highways and other amenities. The council consists of 17 elected councillors from three wards, North, West and East Peacehaven.[10] The May 2007 election returned 17 Conservative Party councillors.[11]

More machines & more space, all working towards a better workout resulting in a fitter you!

A great downland golf course with views across the Sussex Downs and across the Newhaven and Seaford coast.

There is a Bronze Age barrow (burial mound) very close to the cliff top, which is currently[when?] under investigation by local societies.[3] The barrow represents evidence of the occupation of Peacehaven at least 3,500 years ago. A 2007 excavation of the new Bovis Homes site to the west of Peacehaven Community School's playing fields unearthed an astonishing range of evidence for a prehistoric settlement throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce is a thriving modern membership organisation and is the responsible voice of business in the local area.

Peacehaven has a Non-League football club Peacehaven & Telscombe F.C. who play at The Sports Park. The club hosts a variety of football tournaments that range from age U10–U16 every summer. There is a small leisure centre and a bowls club.[18][19] There are dance schools, such as Harlequin and Studio 54, as well as football and martial arts clubs.

Left: Robert, Dee and Lucinda crouch behind one of many giant Parapuzosia ammonites. Right: A partly exposed Parapuzosia ammonite.

A further two examples of giant Parapuzosia ammonites exposed on the foreshore, Old Nore Beds, Newhaven Chalk Formation.

Left: Fossil wrapped in foam, ready for transport. Right: A small compartment box containing cotton wool is ideal for separating delicate specimens.

The Chamber currently meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Woody's Bar & Grill/Golf at Peacehaven for a fabulous breakfast and great networking. »»»

Left: A birthday party with a twist - fossil hunting at Peacehaven. Right: A family hold their prized ammonite at Beachy Head.

Come to The Peacehaven in Peacehaven for traditional roast dinners and lunches exactly how you like them, any day of the week. Or tuck into our tasty pub-food classics, with unlimited veg and sides.

Left: A partial sponge of undetermined genus on the surface of a loose boulder. Right: A cross-section through a Guettardischyphia(?) sponge.

We can host your event, whether it is a special birthday, a wedding, an anniversary or a conference.

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The town plays a part in Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock. At the end of the novel, anti-hero Pinkie Brown drives to Peacehaven with his new wife, Rose, intending to persuade her to commit suicide. Instead, he meets his own death here, falling over the cliff after being blinded with vitriol.[20]

Left: A collection of Crateraster starfish ossicles (bones of the skeleton). Right: The inner surface of a Neithea bivalve shell.

Peacehaven is a town and civil parish in the Lewes district of East Sussex, England. It is located above the chalk cliffs of the South Downs approximately six miles (9.7 km) east of Brighton city centre, on the A259 road. Its site coincides with the point where the Greenwich meridian crosses the English south coast.

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Left: View south-east towards Friar's Bay where the giant ammonite Parapuzosia can be found. Right: View north-west from Friar's Bay.

With every plateful offering cracking value, it's no wonder locals in and around Saltdean, Newhaven and Rodmell can't get enough.

Left: A public fossil hunt participant holds his best find, a flint Terebella - crustacean burrow lined with fish scales. Right: Close-up.

The film Quadrophenia starring Phil Daniels in the leading role as a Mod named Jimmy also ended up in Peacehaven. At the end of the film he finds out his idol, the suave Mod "poster boy" Ace Face (played by Sting), is in reality a bellboy. He steals Ace's scooter and heads out to Peacehaven Cliffs and an uncertain fate.

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Our restaurant is relaxed and family friendly, and we don't stand on ceremony. There's no need to book; just pop in when you're hungry. We also run a pub quiz every Monday, and there's plenty of parking.

Miodrag Kojadinović has a short story about a search for an ancestor in Peacehaven that plays with the concept of a "haven of peace", which won a prize for stories with Jewish themes and appeared in Serbian[22] and Hungarian,[23] both out of Novi Sad.

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Friday 30th September at 7.30pm, Main Hall, Community House. Bring your own snacks and drinks, £2 per person, teams of …