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Brunswick Place
Photo by Lex Angel
Brunswick Place
Photo by Lex Angel

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  • We moved to Brighton when I was 10 in 1990. from a very young age I had been mesmorised by the Brunswick area and remember dreaming of living there when I ‘grew up’. Last year I finally moved into Brunswick Place and it really was a dream come true. Shabby-chic is how I would describe many of the flats in Brunswick place, a history of wealth and oppulence is evident but it now embraces us 20 somethings in its ageing embrace, to me Brunswick is Brighton!

    By Pete D (03/12/2006)
  • I grew up on Brunswick Place during the 1970s/early 1980s. Back then it was quite exclusive, but when they converted the houses  to bedsits and student accommodation, the street started to go downhill. No offence intended towards students (I’m a ‘mature’ student myself, but these houses (and this street) doesn’t lend itself well to multiple-occupancies.

    By Jack Miller (15/03/2009)
  • Thinking of buying a whole family house on this road – is this madness due to noise levels or a really good opportunity?

    By Sarah Bennett (30/03/2009)
  • I was born in Southlands Hospital, Shoreham to parents who lived at 43 Brunswick Place. They had lived there since 1936 (intending it to last for six months) before I came along 14 years later. We were five in the top flat, no self-containment and no fire escape, and open coal fires! My parents and I moved out in 1968 when my grandmother died and my aunt finally left the flat in 1972. The 1901 census records that the whole house was owned by a Leeds-born businessman who had three servants, plus his family.

    By Tony Hagon (04/02/2010)
  • I was born in Brighton July 1969 and my very first home was 47A Brunswick Place, I believe it was a large one bedroom flat. My Mum and Dad had the basement flat and also had the job of feeding the coal to keep all the above flats warm. The toilet was outside

    By Darrell Hopwood (10/06/2010)
  • My Grandparents, five aunties, 5 uncles, 3 servants and a dog lived at no 55 Brunswick Place shown in the 1901 census as James and Alice Mary Indcox ( Body). There is a big white van in front of the house on google maps, but I imagine it to be a horse and carriage, as it would have been in 1901. Does any one know if 55 is shown in the above photos please? My grandad played in the 2nd and 3rd Rugby Internationals against Scotland at the London Oval and Glasgow in 1872/3 20 a side. Had a article on Espnscrum in November 2010 about him

    By Ivor Body (22/03/2011)
  • Jack/Pete. I hope you will see my article on 55 Brunswick Place when my Grandparents, dad, nine other aunties and uncles, three servants and possibly a dog lived their in 1901 census and my grandmother died there in 1902. On google there is a white J.Davies Van. What a shame it was not a horse and carriage, as it would have been then?

    By Ivor Body (23/03/2011)
  • I’ve lived at 54-56 Brunswick Place for seven years and they have been the happiest of my life. I hope to never leave this amazing area and I would be interested to hear from anyone that lived in this house before me.

    By Charly (23/06/2011)
  • I have fond memories of this place. I lived in 28 Brunswick Place in 1962/1963 when I attended an engineering course at Brighton Technical College. The beach (no sand, just black pebbles) was nearby and walking along the seafront was therapeutic. My second home.

    By Ong (08/06/2017)

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