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Brighton’s first public fire service was established in 1831.
Brighton’s public library was established when the Royal Literary and Scientific Institution closed in 1869, and presented its large collection ...
Previous to the 19th century, law and order in the town was kept by the high constable and his assistants.
The earliest postal service referred to in relation to Brighton was in 1675.
The first refuse collectors, called ‘scavengers’, were appointed by the Town Commissioners under the terms of the 1810 Brighton Town ...
Sewers and drains
Brighton streets were originally lit by oil lamps and no one in particular was responsible for their overall maintenance.
Sussex Air Ambulance
Telegraphs and telephones
The first telephone exchange opened in 1882 at West Street.
Town Commissioners and Town Acts
The Town Commissioners were responsible for the regulation of the town and improvements of facilities and streets. The first Town ...
Brighton’s situation on the porous chalk of the South Downs provides the town with a huge natural resevoir.
Brighton and Hove Revisited
Brighton Herald photograph collection
Celebrations and events
Corporation and Council
Emmaus Brighton and Hove
Health and welfare
Historical overview of Brighton and Hove
Letter in the Attic
Local history groups
Local history resources
Other Brightons around the world
Scene and Heard
Snowdogs by the sea
Snowpups by the Sea
Trade and business
Views of the city: images & opinions
World War I
World War II
Archived by the British Library
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