Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton, published in 1990, is still the definitive reference work on the history of Brighton. Thanks to the generousity of its author Tim Carder, who gave permission for us to transfer his text to My Brighton and Hove, we began the mammoth task of publishing the Encyclopaedia in full on the site in October 2006. The original text was transposed onto the site and enhanced with photos and illustrations.
We are pleased to say that, thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers, the project is finally completed. It was hard work but was a labour of love. The wealth of information provided by the encyclopaedia has certainly greatly enhanced the website.
Of course we could not let this auspicious occasion pass without a celebration! So the project team, joined by Tim Carder the author, met up in a well known local pizza establishment. Aided by good food and a glass or two of house vino, we reminisced about our experiences and toasted our success.
You can find any of the topics covered in the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by searching through My Brighton and Hove in the normal way.