Welcome to Regency
Your editor for Regency is Liam Mandville. As the secretary for the Friends of Bedford Square, I am very much an archiver – but looking for more! If you’ve got any queries about this area, or can add any information, photos or memories, please send My Brighton and Hove a message via the Comments form at the bottom of this page.
I have lived in Brighton ‘this time’ for over 15 years, mostly in the centre of Brighton. Always a history buff, I got involved in researching the history of the place I worked (the Metropole Hotel), and then researched my family tree. A few years ago I got into the My Brighton and Hove project. I now live in Bedford Square.
The only way to find out what the area is like is to walk it. Don’t just follow the main shopping road, but turn left or right occasionally and get lost! Look up at the road and down to the small boundary markers.
We have the oldest square, the largest lawns and some of the best kept houses in Brighton. It is a very transient area with students and the like. Oh and we have a lot of pubs! The centre is very much a meeting of styles, and likewise is always changing.
I try and keep up with the pace, and am always seen scouring the planning pages, taking pictures and peering down alleyways!