Here today...

“This is probably my most popular image of all time. It shows deckchairs on the Palace Pier, looking towards the West Pier. On the left is a lamp-post. The reason it’s called “Here Today” is because when I got back to look at some detail on that lamp-post there were just four bolt holes in the floor.”

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  • Philip, I wonder if you might email me as I found and purchased this print here in Canada of all places. I could not believe my luck when I found it here. I am interested to know more about your work. I was born and raised in Brighton but moved to Canada in 1990. or if someone could put me in contact with Philip that would also be great. Thanks.

    By Fiona Coleman (nee McKechnie) (26/05/2007)
  • Phillip, I am a teacher at Wadhurst Primary School in East Sussex. I really like the image of the pier. I wondered if you had other images of Brighton. I would be really grateful if you could e mail me as we are doing a project on Brighton and wondered if you might be able to help. Thank you.

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    By Kate Thirlaway (01/07/2007)
  • I want to thank Mr. Dunn. Friends of mine went to visit Brighton a few years ago and brought this very picture back to Canada as a gift for me. I was born and raised in Brighton and did 2 summer shows in the theatre at the end of the pier in the late 1960s. Your painting brings back many good memories.

    By Mo (22/11/2007)
  • Was just ‘home’ in Brighton a few days ago, I live in Yorkshire now and my daughter and I visited ‘Brighton’ Pier! Oh, how time have changed. I remember when it was called the Palace Pier, and the West Pier was also open to visitors! Happy days. 

    By Chrissie Burton (27/07/2016)

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