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December 24th

From our personal contributors:
Letter in the Attic: To my lifelong friend
Christmas: City lights
Local Folk: Alfred WN Langrish
Florence Road , Hove: VE day street party
Rock Gardens: A potted history

Continuing this week with extracts from the letter ‘R’ in
Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton

Religion: A history of religious dissent
Roads: Responsibilities for maintenance
Roads: Classifications of funding
Roads: The longest named roads
Roads: 1895 – first motor car in Brighton
Roads: Street name derivations
Roads: Street name changes

December 17th

From our personal contributors:
Herford Infants’ School: Christmas traditions
Western Road: 1935 Jubilee Celebrations
Kemp Town: First petrol pumps in Brighton
Christmas: Countdown at the Clock Tower

Continuing this week with extracts from the letter ‘R’ in
Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton- here we have
the final part of the Regency Square conservation area.
Regency Square conservation area: St Margaret’s Place
Regency Square conservation area: Russell Square
Regency Square conservation area: Sillwood Place
Regency Square conservation area: Sillwood Road
Regency Square conservation area: Sillwood Street
Regency Square conservation area: Western Street

December 9th

Church Road, Portslade: Destroyed by fire..again
Kemp Town : Gardening and Community Group
Christmas: MyBH volunteers at the Mayor’s VIP Reception
Mystery Photos: Mystery Clock Number 5
Christmas: A 19th century nocturnal adventure
Christmas: The Brighton 5km Santa Dash

Regency Sq conservation area: Norfolk Square
Regency Sq conservation area: Norfolk Street
Regency Sq conservation area: Oriental Place
Regency Sq conservation area: Preston Street
Regency Sq conservation area: Queensbury Mews
Regency Sq conservation area: Regency Mews

December 2nd

St Nicholas Church: Green Spaces Association
Camelford Street : Residents for 30 years
Sussex Cricket Club: Civic Reception
Letters in the Attic: The insolvent builder
Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove: Mystery clock number 5
Hangleton & Knoll Project: Residents’ memories

Regency Sq Conservation Area: Bedford Place
Regency Sq Conservation Area: Bedford Square
Regency Sq Conservation Area: Cannon Place
Regency Sq Conservation Area: Cavendish Place
Regency Sq Conservation Area: Clarence Square
Regency Sq Conservation Area: Montpelier Street

November 25th

St George’s Church : Service of plaque rededication & blessing
Mile Oak Approved School: Demolition in 1977
Nostalgia Gallery: An Edwardian view of Brighton
St Nicholas church: Terracotta tomb ornaments
St Peter’s Brighton: Appeal to save the building

Railways: Goods yards and engine sheds
Railways: Brighton Station opened 1840
Railways: Engineering works
Railways: Hove and the London main line 1879
Railways: East Coastway
Refuse: First refuse disposal squads c1810.
Regency Square: St Alban’s House & the War Memorial
Regency Square: Erected c1818-28 on the site of the Belle Vue Field
Regency Square: History of the square from 1818

November 18th

Introduction to Portslade: Pubs photographed c1970s
Old Shoreham Road: West Hove Golf Club House
Mile Oak Girls’ School: Memories of the 1970s

Introducing ‘Letter in the Attic’ which is an exciting new project which
presents an archive of personal unpublished papers shared by the residents of Brighton and Hove.
Diary of a Sussex student 2001
Letters from Iraq – 1946/47
Letters of a Georgian windmill owner, c 1825-1836

Railways: London main line construction 1838
Railways: The line from London open: 1841
Railways: Extensions and improvements c1860s
Railways: Electrification and recent developments
Railways: Brighton Belle 1934
Railways: Emergence of luxury trains

11th November

War Memorial: Remembrance Day Parade
War Memorial: Service of Blessing
Local Folk: Brighton fishermen
Western Road : Early 20th century redevelopment
S.S.Brighton: Sporting Champions

Queen’s Road: Constructed in 1845
Queen’s Road: Regent Cinema
Queen’s Road: The lesser developed western side
Queen’s Road: Map of the area c1990
Race Course: First stand erected in 1788
Race Course: A chequered and sometimes unsavoury past
Race Course: Development and improvements

4th November

St Mary’s School: The Scholarship
St James’s Street : Past and Present
Promenade Grove: Brighton’s first pleasure garden
Chris Carter: The running policeman Part I

Queen Square: Developed in the 1850s
Queen Square: Air Street, formerly Boar’s Lane
Queen Square: St Mary’s Home founded in 1853
Queen’s Hotel: Built in 1846 on the site of the Dolphin Inn
Queen’s Park: First laid out in 1824
Queen’s Park: The Royal Spa opened in 1825
Queen’s Park: Attree Villa: complete in 1830
Queen’s Park: Southern conservation area

28th October

Caught on Camera : Mayor dedicates new plaque on Indian Gate
London Road : Co-op store photographed c1960
Local Folk: The Roamers; Old Folks’ Entertainers
Chesham Place : The bombing on September 14th 1940: Part V
Regent Dance Hall : The sprung dance floor

Preston Road : South of  Preston Park
Preston Road : Large villas replaced by office blocks
Preston Road : Preston Village
Preston Road : North of Preston Village
Prestonville: A 19th century middle class housing estate
Public Houses: Inns, taverns and alehouses
Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital: Gazooks it’s Batman and Robin

October 21st

Balfour Road School : Class A 1951
Brighton in the 1950s:   Shops of my childhood
Chesham Place : The bombing on September 14th 1940: Part III
Chesham Place : The bombing on September 14th 1940: Part IV

Preston Manor: Origins dating to 13th century
Preston Village : Map of the area c1990
Preston Village: St Peters Church c1250
Preston Village: The heart of Preston
Preston Park : Purchased for £50,000 in 1883
Preston Park : Covers an area of 63 acres
Preston Park : The rockery: designed in 1935

October 14th

Mile Oak: The ‘tin hut’ Sunday School outing
Richmond Buildings: Coronation street party 1953
Chesham Place : The bombing on September 14th 1940: Part II
S.S. Brighton: The Missing Brighton Tiger Trophies!

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Population: 15th largest town in 1851
Port of Brighton: On official list of ports c1301
Postal services: Earliest reference to a mail service – 1675
Postal services: Town’s first pillar-box erected in 1858
Preston : Victorian housing developments
Preston: The parish of Preston
Preston: Florence Road
Preston : Stanford Avenue
Preston: Preston Drove
Preston : Preston Park Avenue
Preston : Buildings of note

October 7th

Entertainers: Dennis & Winnie Silverthorne
Chesham Place : The bombing on September 14th 1940: Part I
Stanmer Secondary Modern School : Memories of the bike sheds
Caught on Camera: Mayor welcomes biggest chain gang for 25 years 

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Patcham introduction: Patcham Village map
Police:1810 Brighton Town Act
Police: Ten officers and fifty-one men 1854
Police: District police stations
Polytechnic: Brighton Polytechnic established in 1970
Pool Valley : Mentioned in a document of 1296
Poor: First poor house situated in East Street c1690
Poor: 19th century charities
Poor: Slums as bad as any in London
Poor: First council built houses c1890s

30th September

Caught on camera: The Mayor does a Walk of Fame
QueenSpark 2008 calendar: Lost Shops of Brighton
Local reserves: Sea Fencibles 1798-1810
Local reserves: The Royal Naval Coast Volunteers: 1853-1873
Local reserves: The Royal Naval Reserve: 1859-1994
Buses: Memories from a 1960s BH&D conductor: Part 1
Buses: Memories from a 1960s BH&D conductor: Part 2
Buses: Memories from a 1960s BH&D conductor: Part 3

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Patcham: One of the largest settlements in the Domesday Book
Patcham Village : Patcham Court Farm
Patcham Village : Church Hill
Patcham Village : Patcham Place
Patcham Village : Old London Road
Patcham Village: The Peace Gardens

23rd September

Poetry International: Is Brighton Britain’s most poetic city?
Local Folk : My time as a Sea Cadet
Bevendean: Childhood memories of the 1960s
Whitehawk Tradesmen: Provisions, pop and ice-cream

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Palace Pier: Now known as Brighton Pier
Park Crescent : Site of the former Gaiety Theatre
Park Crescent : Congress Hall of the Salvation Army
Park Crescent : Designed by Amon Wilds: built c1849
Parks: Council parks and recreations
Parishes: Civil and ecclesiastical
Parishes: Guardians of the poor
Parishes: The Hundreds
Parishes: Local ratepayers of the ‘vestry’

15th September

Caught on Camera: Old rockers never die
Brighton Walk of Fame: The Mayor’s charities
Caught on Camera: A personal view of the city

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Ovingdean Village : Map of the village c1990
Ovingdean Village : Ovingdean’s Domesday Manor
Ovingdean Village : St Wulfran’s Church
Ovingdean Village : Ovingdean Hall built c1792
Ovingdean Village : Ovingdean Grange
Ovingdean Village : Ovingdean Rectory built c1805
Ovingdean Village : Listed buildings
Ovingdean Village : Buildings of special interest

August 26th

Brunswick: Brunswick Festival 2007
Woodvale Cemetery: Childrens’ Memorial Garden
Fawcett School: Memories to take to America
Hurricane 1987: Photographic memories

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Old Town : Black Lion Lane
Old Town : Black Lion Street
Old Town : Boyce’s Street
Old Town : Brighton Place
Old Town : Duke Street
Old Town : King’s Road
Old Town : The Lanes
Old Town : Little East Street

August 14th

Brighton & Hove Amnesty International: One of the oldest UK groups
Local Folk: Mary Shillingford aka Polly
Lord Nelson: The pub in pre-war days
Pelham Street School : 1930s classroom – do you recognise anyone
Mystery photos of My Brighton and Hove: A mystery solved!
Coopers for haircuts: New photographs

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Old Steine: Map of the area
Old Steine: Marlborough House, built c1765
Old Steine: Steine House, built in 1804
Old Town Maps: Brighton in 1779
Old Town Maps: Contemporary map of the area
Old Town: Expansion from the Lower Town

August 7th

The Rice Pavilion: An exclusive look at a unique art project
St Mary’s Church: Born in the vicarage in 1931
The Railway Mission: Genesis in 1876
Local Folk: Reginal Richard Solway-1900-95
Local Projects: Public Monuments and Sculpture in Sussex
Mile Oak: A retrospective walk down Mile Oak Road

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Old Ship Hotel: Records date from 1665
Old Ship Hotel: Developments and Modernisations
Old Steine: Name dates back to 16th century
Old Steine: Sir John Cordy Burrows statue
Old Steine: Victoria Fountain and War Memorials
Old Steine: East side buildings
Old Steine: South and west side buildings

July 24th

Brighton Carnival: Photo gallery 1
Brighton Carnival: Photo gallery 2
Embassy Cinema: Opened in Western Road c1912
West Hill Street : Home of my ancestor in 1861
Queen’s Park: When was this photo taken?
The Chattri: Audio commentary on memorial service

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

North Road : First developed in the early 1800s
North Road : Ten pubs in 1931
North Street : Developed rapidly in the 18th century
North Street : Cinemas and the Athenaeum Hall
North Street : Chapel Royal
North Street : Countess of Huntingdon’s Church
North Street : First shop opened in 1808

July 17th

Clock Tower: Mechanical movements
Local Folk: Frederick Alexander – musician
Local Folk: Hove Sea Cadets in the 1950s
Chapel Royal: Open for worship in 1795

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

New Road: Construction began in 1805
Newspapers: Principal publications
Newspapers: Recording fashionable visitors
Norfolk Hotel: Built in 1824 as the Norfolk Arms
North Laine: Originally an open arable field
North Laine: Bond Street to Frederick Gardens
North Laine: Gardner Street to Kemp Street
North Laine: Kensington Gardens to Queen’s Gardens
North Laine: Robert Street to Tidy Street
North Laine: Trafalgar Street to Upper Gardner Street

July 9th

All Saints, Patcham: Flower Festival and Church Fete
Caught on Camera: Paddle Round the Pier
Bernard Road : Growing up in the 1960/70s
Richmond Buildings: My childhood remembrance
St Peter’s, Brighton: Memorial window

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-
Moulsecoomb: Estate buildings, church and community
Moulsecoomb: Allen West Ltd
Moulsecoomb: Hodshrove Farm
Moulsecoomb: Wild Park, purchased in 1925
Museum: Established in 1860
Museum: One of the country’s richest collections
Museum: A large art collection

July  2nd

1960s: Brighton’s telegram messenger boys
QueenSpark Books: Recent titles you can buy online
World War I: Wounded soldiers in Hove
Where they lived: Rowland Hill originator of the penny post

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-
Markets: Reconstruction of Brighton Market in 1901
Markets: A long tradition of market trading
Mayors: From 1854 until 1899
Mayors: From 1900 until 1990
Metropole Hotel: Opened in 1890
Mods & Rockers: Trouble in the 1960s
Moulsecoomb Place : A listed building constructed c1790
Moulsecoomb: History of the housing estates

June 25th

Home Road: A new home in 1971
Mystery Photographs: Mystery clock number 4
The story of Brighton: A short quiz for you to do
Daisy Noakes: ‘In service’ in 1923: audio interview

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of  Brighton:-

Marine Parade: Map of the area
Marine Parade: Marine Parade: Developed from 1790
Marine Parade: Listed buildings
Marine Parade: Royal Crescent
Marine Parade: Marine Square and Eastern Terrace
Marine Parade: Many different architectural styles
Markets: First Royal charter granted in 1313

June 18th

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton.

Madeira Drive : History notes and photo gallery
Madeira Drive : Terrace and lift
Madeira Drive : Peter Pan’s Playground
Madeira Drive : Athina B wreck
Manors: 11th century Brighton
Manor Farm: Established in 1850
Marina : The original scheme
Marina : Construction and completion
Marina : Takeover and development

June 11th

Christ Church School : Opened in Bedford Place in 1841
Mystery Photos: World War I regiment
Hollingbury Road : One of the first ‘Fiveways’
Letter in the Attic: Join the volunteer team
Hollingdean Depot: Daily life in the 1940s
Windmill Street: When the war was over

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton.

London Road : Map of the area before redevelopment
London Road : Map of the area after redevelopment
Lower Esplanade: Madeira Drive to Western Street
Lower Town : Mentioned in the Domesday Book

June 4th

Golf Drive: Houses that grow in the trees
Golf Drive: Houses that grow in the trees: Part 2
Pavilion Gardens Café: Need help writing a history
Ditchling Road : Do you remember A.H. Paul’s grocers?
Ocean Hotel, Saltdean: Happy holidaymakers

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton.

London Road : St Bartholomew’s Church
London Road , Patcham: History notes & photogallery
London Road , Patcham: Places of interest map
London Road , Patcham: Villas and Lodges
London Road , Patcham: The hamlet of Withdean
London Road , Patcham: North of Withdean

May 27th

Ditchling Road to Lower Roedale Diary: Beginnings of Hollingdean
S.S. Brighton: The missing ledgers!
Lewes Road Viaduct: Process of demolition in 1976
Caught on Camera: Brighton and Hove in bloom
Brighton seafront in the 1950s: Did you go to the ‘Wanderin’?
Buses:  Crash at Rottingdean in 1959

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton.

Libraries: Reference library opened in 1873
Libraries: Proprietary and subscription
Life boats: First established in 1825
London Road: History notes and photo gallery
London Road: Co-operative store opened in 1931
London Road: Side streets and Open Market

May 20th

Windmill Street: A brush with death
Conway Street: Bus garage fire in the 1970s
Caught on camera: Hippos in the Old Steine
Old Steine: Fond memories of the gardens
Royal Sussex County Hospital: Patronised by family & friends

Extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton:

Ladies Mile: Development of the old drove road
The Level:   Once an open marshy area
Lewes Road: Longest continuously named road
Lewes Road: Diagram of streets and buildings
Lewes Road: Buildings of interest
Lewes Road: North of Hollingdean Road

May 13th

Devil’s Dyke: Photographed at Easter 2007
Windmill Street: World War II memories
Royal Navy: RNR Battery Hove
St Bartholomew’s: Attending services in the 1950s
Life up The Grove: Life in the 1950s
Mystery clocks: The latest in the series.

King’s Road: History and photo gallery
King’s Road: Map of  sites and buildings of interest
King’s Road: Buildings of interest Part I
King’s Road: Buildings of interest Part II
King’s Road: High rise flats
Kingswest:   Centre: Opened in November 1965

May 4th

Life up The Grove: Reminiscences of Elm Grove
Life up The Grove: Memories of the 1950s
Saltdean Lido: Built in 1935
Local Folk: The Shiverers Swimming Club, Hove
Hurricane 1987: City elms before the Great Storm
Mystery photos: Do you recognise this house?
Wartime memories: Outing to Ford Aerodrome 1943

Extracts from the letter ‘K’ in Tim Carder’s definitive work
The Enclyclopaedia of Brighton

Thomas Read Kemp: The founder of Kemp Town
Kemp Town : Building commenced in 1823
Kemp Town: Arundel Terrace and Chichester Terrace
Kemp Town : Lewes Crescent and Sussex Square
Kemp Town : The Enclosures
Kemp Town : Slopes and Esplanades
Kemp Town Railway: Built in 1866-1869

April 25th

A World War I soldier : Can you suggest where this photo was taken
Astoria Cinema : Children’s film shows in the 1950s
Mystery photos : Where was this very smart RAC man photographed?
BHASVIC : Memories of schooldays
Cowper Street : Bicycle repair shop in the early 1900s
Mass Observation : Details of an open to all conference in May

This week we have reached the letter ‘H’ in Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia
of Brighton:-

Hanover : History notes and photo gallery
Hollingdean : Potted history and photo gallery
Hollingbury : History notes and photo gallery
Hospitals and Dispensaries : Caring for the poor in the 19th century
Hospitals and Dispensaries : Development of the hospitals
Hospitality Inn : Built in 1987 at a cost of £25 million
Hove : First mentioned in 1288
Hove : Few buildings pre-date 1825

April 15th

Local Folk : Hove Swimming Club Water Polo Team 1896
Coombe Road Primary School : Football Team 1961
Art Gallery: Sketches of Brighton c1848
Bernard Elias : Actor and famous skater
Mystery Photos: Do you recognise clock number 2?

This week’s extract from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of
Brighton is the letter ‘G’.

Gas: The first public supply c1818
General Hospital : A workhouse until 1930
George: Prince of Wales visits c1783
George : The king’s continuing association with Brighton
Grand Hotel: Built c1862-64 at a cost of £100,000
Grand Junction Road : Opened in December 1829

April 8th

The Level: Market stalls in the 1930s
Peter Pan’s Playground: Johnstone’s mini coaches in the 1940s
Devil’s Dyke: An escape from the busy city
Captain Samuel Brown: Engineer and designer of the Chain Pier
Mystery Photos: Do you recognise this shop?
The Level: Bat and trap – an ancient game
Mystery clocks: A very easy one for you!

In our continuing project presenting extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton, this week we have reached the letter ‘F’.

Falmer: A potted history and photo gallery
Fire Brigade: History notes and photo gallery
Fishing: Earliest times
Fishing: Elizabethan times
Fishing: Prosperity and decline
Fishing: Hog Boats and Customs
Fishing: The Fish Market
Freedom of the Borough: Notable persons awarded this honour

March 27th

Newmarket Road : Childhood memories of 1940s/50s
London Road : Sainsbury’s in 1920s and 1950s
Hollingdean: Welcome from our Local Editor
Hollingdean: Lower Roedale Farm
Wartime Memories: The Messerschmitt Incident!
Church Street : Do you remember the 1950s fish and chip shop?

This week we have the final extracts from the letter E  in Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton.  Starting on the letter F next week.

East Street : History notes and photo gallery
Edward Street : Potted history and photo gallery
Edward VII: The royal connection
Elections: History Notes
Elections: Parliamentary 1832-1895
Elections: Parliamentary 1900-1987
Electricity: First supply meter in 1884
Elm Grove: Planted with elms in 1892

16th March

The Zap Club: Memories of 1982/83
Elm Grove School : Photographs c1910
Fawcett School : Memories of a student in the 1950s
Local Folk: Jack Wilson, park-keeper in the 1950s
London Road : Bellman’s in WWII
Jevington Drive : Photographed in 1960
1950s: The smallpox outbreak in Brighton
Ocean Hotel, Saltdean: Opened in 1938

Current extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton:
East Cliff: Manchester Street to Camelford Street
East Cliff: Wentworth Street to Charlotte Street
East Cliff: Marine Gardens to Bloomsbury Place
East Cliff: Portland Place to Chichester Place
Eastern Road : Originally a trackway to Black Rock
Eastern Road : The area before redevelopment
Eastern Road : The area after redevelopment

1st March

Our new pages this week are:-
S.S. Brighton: Sussex & Australia Cricket Teams 1938
St. Mary’s School: Presentation of Coronation mugs 1953
Kensington Gardens by an exiled ‘Kensington Gardener’
Sir Edward Burne-Jones: a famous Rottingdean resident
St Luke’s School: the good old days in the 1940/50s

Extracts from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder
are the final entries for the letter D.  We start on the letter E next

The Downs: Background notes
The Downs: 1792 map of tenantry laines
The Downs: Tenantry downland
The Downs: Hills
The Duke of York’s cinema: purpose built in 1910
Dyke Road: History notes and map
Dyke Road: South of Seven Dials
Dyke Road: Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children
Dyke Road: Seven Dials to Old Shoreham Road
Dyke Road: Old Shoreham Road to Highcroft Villas
Dyke Road: Booth Museum of Natural History
Dyke Road: North of Highcroft Villas

18th February

Preston Park : Cycle track meetings 1948/49
Wartime memories: A bridge too far
Albion Hill: Fruit and Veg stores c1900
Brighton in the 1950s: Where to go for a good time
Cinemas: Cinema antics in the 1950s
All SoulsChurch: Servers, Vicar and choir c1952

This week’s extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of
Brighton :-

Development : Chronological lists of the development of streets and roads
Devil’s Dyke : Potted history and photographic gallery
Devil’s Dyke : The Dyke Railway
Devil’s Dyke : Golf Courses
Devil’s Dyke : Saddlescombe
Ditchling Road : The second highest road in the city
Dome and Corn Exchange : Buildings with Royal connections

11th February

St Andrew’s Hove – the mystery of  Sir George Everest
Local Folk – Charles Thomas Woolgar, a colourful character
Seaside Villas FC – do you have any information about this team?
Childhood memories of  Queen’s Park Infants School
Hippodrome Theatre – manager’s farewell in 1938
Hanover Terrace School – class photo c1920

You can also see our latest extracts from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton
Corporation and Council: Incorporation
Corporation and Council: Development of Brighton Corporation and Borough Council
Corporation and Council: Arms and Motto
Corporation and Council: Political composition
Corporation and Council: Wards
Corporation and Council: Map of constituencies and wards
Corporation and Council: Council property

4th February

White Street : a spooky tale
Joan Rhodes : TheStrong Lady
Whitehawk : growing up in the 1950s
Devonshire Place : Jews Synagogue
Local Folk : Zoe Brigden
It’s good to be alive in 1955 : memories of Whitehawk
Teddy Boys in the 1950s
Seafront memories of the 1950s

In this week’s instalment from Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia
of Brighton you can read about:-

Coastline : the changing coastline and sea defences
Coldean : a potted history
Conservation : designated areas
Conservation : ancient monuments
Conservation : listed buildings
Conservation : gardens and trees

January 29th

First impressions of Brighton : by Christine Niemeyer
OpenStreetMap : surveying the New England quarter
January 24th : a snow photo gallery
Local folk : the old match lady
The seafront : the first snow of 2007
World War II : growing veggies
1954 : Manor Farm Youth Club

Continuing with our instalments of Tim Carder’s Encyclopaedia of Brighton, amongst other interesting items, we have a very informative historical and photographic tour of the Clifton Hill district of the city.

Belvedere Terrace to Denmark Terrace
Montpelier Crescent to Montpelier Villas
Powis Square to Upper North Street
Vernon Terrace to Windlesham Road
Climate : Meteorological details
Clocks : The Clock Tower
Coaching : Early carriers

January 21st

Sandown Road – can you identify anyone here?
Preston Park Avenue – family connections
Interesting facts – student nurse training in the 1950s
Church of Christ the King – independent church
Trams and trolley buses – notes on control boxes
Brighton Excelsior Cycling Club – in the 1950s
London Road Station – staff photo in 1925
White Street – a bomb in 1940

Encyclopaedia of Brighton
Chain Pier – history notes
King Charles II – the first monarch to visit Brighton?
Church Street – originally known as North Back Side
Church Street – map of places and streets in the area
Churchill Square – Brighton’s shopping heart
Churchill Square area – map before redevelopment in 1965
Churchill Square area – map after the redevelopment
Cinema – a potted history

January 14th

Brighton and Hove on Film – A walk through Brighton based on Brighton Rock . Views of the city: images and opinions – A resident explains why they really like Kemptown. Photos and recollections of Hanover Terrace School. The history of the Old Church Hall on Hollingdean Terrace. Memories of the Toomeys building on Roedale Road. Recollections of the opening of Hertford Infants SchoolHertford Infants School – the building of the ‘ideal school’

And of course we continue our very popular instalments of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder:  this week you can read about:

·          Cannon Cinema, East Street and Grand Junction Road
·          Sir Henry Carden
·          Carlton Hill
·          Castle Inn, Castle Square
·          Castle Square
·          Cemeteries

January 2nd

An interesting collection of new pages for the first ‘What’s New’ of 2007. We hope you enjoy them   An terrific gallery of photos from the parade of ‘Burning the Clocks’ . Three very interesting interviews giving experiences of athletics and running in Brighton. Memories of working in the Open Market in the 1960s And finally a fascinating reminiscence of trams and trolley buses.
Continuing with our weekly extracts from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, we present:-
Brighton and Hove Stadium
Brighton and Hove 6th Form College
Bristol Road
Brunswick Town

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  • I remember playing in a children’s playground in the vicinity of the bottom of Kents Rd, the walls were of flint and the playground was like a gigantic pit, there was an old car that we played in and it cost 1 penny to get in. I was born at 20 Elder Street in 1945, so this was in the 1950 onwards. Has anyone any info or old photos on this mystery place? Alan Cribb.

    By Alan Cribb (25/04/2012)

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