“This is Marlborough House in the Old Steine. It was built by the Duke of Marlborough although I understand that he never actually lived there. It was the home of the Education Offices when Brighton was a borough council.
Immediately after the war I went to see Mrs Langley Moore’s collection of costume and she offered it to Brighton Corporation. They were willing to have it and everyone suggested that the ideal place would be Marlborough House but the education department were quite unwillng to move out and so she eventually offered it to Bath.”