Did you know? - a famous film
One of the best-known films made in Brighton was “Oh What a Lovely War”, filmed in about 1968, largely on the pier. However, not many people remember that the trenches were built in Sheepcote Valley, then a land-fill site for Brighton Corporation.
A more picturesque view!
At the time, I had been wondering how to illustrate this site for a geography project, and was saved from having to show dustcarts emptying themselves into the general melée and bulldozers shifting the rubbish about (surrounded by screaming sea-gulls), by the film-makers making the area far more picturesque – if only temporarily!