City Insights

Queen's Park Pepper Pot Drop-in

By Jennifer Drury

Well loved landmark

The Pepper Pot, a well known Queen’s Park landmark which sometimes referred to as the Pepper Box, was built to house the pump and water tank for Thomas Attree’s grand 1830s Queen’s Park villa. It supplied water by force from the pressure of water contained in the large tank in the top of the tower. It has since been used for printing and publishing the Brighton Daily Mail; as an observation tower in the Second World War; a scout headquarters; an artist's studio, and as a public convenience.

Drop-in day

In order to gather information and share memories of this well loved landmark, the Friends of the Pepper Pot, in partnership with the Brighton History Centre are staging a drop in day. If you have any memories you can share, or if you have any photos, please do go along. There will be a visual display of the history of the Pepper Pot and members of the Friends of the Pepper Pot will be on hand to record your memories and also answer any questions you might have.

Brighton History Centre (wheelchair friendly)
Entrance through Brighton Museum
Saturday 19 March from 10.30am to 3.30pm

More details:
Hamish MacGillivray from the Friends of the Pepper Pot
Email: info@pepperpot.info

Photo:Queen's Park Pepper Pot

Queen's Park Pepper Pot

From the private collection of the Friends of the Pepper Pot

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