Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

Unusual paddler on the beach

By Jennifer Drury

Have been trawling through the museum photographs again and my attention was grabbed by this unusual shot.

Is it definitely Brighton beach? When was it? Where did the elephant come from?

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Photo:Elephant on the beach

Elephant on the beach

Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

This page was added on 20/08/2017.
Comments about this page

If it is Brighton then the only place the elephant could come from would be a circus. Billy Smart's Circus was on The Level in the late 1950s which would agree with the keeper's uniform and the publics dress. Regards

By Rick Smallman (24/08/2017)