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My Brighton and Hove
The award-winning people’s history of our city
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Sean Clark's wonderful underwater photography allows us a glimpse under the waves at Brighton.
A self portrait
The diving equipment I use is a commercial diving set-up. Scuba’s not allowed for professional work underwater for most jobs. This ...
An introduction to the diver
My name’s Sean Clark. I’m a commercial diver, engineer, and photographer. I was one of the supervising engineers for the diving ...
This is a bullhead, otherwise known as a scorpion fish. We’re looking at the top of a recently installed jacket, at ...
Diver's umbilical cord
That’s my lifeline going to the surface. You can see the different colours: black is the pneumohose, red is my ...
This is a cluster of mussels. They are growing on a pile leg of the West Pier. Very often you ...
Repairing the West Pier structure
The sort of work we were doing was strengthening Pier legs by attaching jackets, which are metal encasements around the ...
This is taken in very shallow water at the foot of the pier. It’s a type of sea anenome. If you ...
Unique view of the West Pier
This is a general shot of the West Pier from underneath – the angle that no-one usually gets to see. ...
West Pier momentos
People seem to think that when things fall off the Pier into the sea, they’ve disappeared. But what happens is ...
Batteries and other fortifications
Black Rock swimming pool
Fishing and fishermen
Kings Road arches
Peter Pan's Playground
Port of Brighton
Seafront Gallery 1
Seafront Gallery 2
Seafront nostalgia gallery
Shoreham power station
Archived by the British Library
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