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Queen's Park Pepper Pot Drop-in

Well loved landmark

The Pepper Pot, a well known Queen’s Park landmark which sometimes referred to as the Pepper Box, was built to house the pump and water tank for Thomas Attree’s grand 1830s Queen’s Park villa. It supplied water by force from the pressure of water contained in the large tank in the top of the tower. It has since been used for printing and publishing the Brighton Daily Mail; as an observation tower in the Second World War; a scout headquarters; an artist’s studio, and as a public convenience.

Drop-in day

In order to gather information and share memories of this well loved landmark, the Friends of the Pepper Pot, in partnership with the Brighton History Centre are staging a drop in day. If you have any memories you can share, or if you have any photos, please do go along. There will be a visual display of the history of the Pepper Pot and members of the Friends of the Pepper Pot will be on hand to record your memories and also answer any questions you might have.

Brighton History Centre (wheelchair friendly)
Entrance through Brighton Museum
Saturday 19 March from 10.30am to 3.30pm

More details:
Hamish MacGillivray from the Friends of the Pepper Pot

Queen's Park Pepper Pot
From the private collection of the Friends of the Pepper Pot

Comments about this page

  • I am very pleased to see so many entries on this site connected to happy Brighton and Hove Scouting memories. I am an ‘unofficial’ Scouting Historian and have recently discovered in our HQ (Gilwell Park) archives a Scout Badge relating to the Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School Scout Gp. ( I could send you an image of the badge if you supply an email address) I wonder if any of your readers have memories of Scouting at the Grammar School? YiS Colin Walker.

    By Colin Walker (27/11/2023)
  • Interesting that the image of the “Pepper Pot” should have been added to this site on the same day as my own posting on Scouting at the Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School. The “Pepper Pot” as is rightly mentioned elsewhere on this site was used as the “Den” for a Brighton Rover Scout Crew. The Crew had been disbanded in 1954 but was reformed in 1956, when it moved in the ‘Pepper Box’. Can anybody pleased tell me the name of the Rover Crew?

    By Colin Walker (28/11/2023)

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