Did you know?: arson attack

Royal Pavilion and an arson attack
'Did you know?' from the 'My Brighton' exhibit

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  • I bet you did not know that when the scaffolding was over, it was the largest freestanding scaffolding in Europe. I know this as I put it up!

    By Bill (14/01/2003)
  • At one time the parents of the arsonist concerned (name with held) lived in my parents rented accommodation, so my mother said.

    By Patrick Kite (02/07/2007)
  • I was one of a large number of men who carried in the new carpet to be laid after the restoration of the Music Room.

    By Joe Reid (27/03/2011)
  • In my attempt to keep my comment brief, I failed to mention that the enormous, beautiful carpet that I helped to lay in the Music Room, was laid after a second tragedy befell this splendid room. During a storm in the seventies, scaffolding on the roof dislodged a minaret, which fell through the highly decorative ceiling, causing irreparable damage to the beautiful carpet. Visitors will doubtless agree that the restoration, including the fabulous carpet, is a work of art equal to the original.

    By Joe Reid (27/03/2011)
  • Well, I INTENDED to keep it brief, but I must add that, as many will know, the storm was in 1987, and the carpet was returned to Ireland for repair.

    By Joe (28/03/2011)

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