Photos from the mid-Twentieth Century

The east side of Brunswick Square, October 1945
From the original 'My Brighton' exhibit
The east side of Brunswick Square, October 1946
From the original 'My Brighton' exhibit
The north-west corner of Brunswick Square, October 1946
From the original 'My Brighton' exhibit
The west side of Brunswick Square c1950
From the original 'My Brighton' exhibit
North-east corner of Brunswick Square, November 1960
From the original 'My Brighton' exhibit

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  • This is c1950, possibly earlier, as there are still railings around the gardens (or were they not all removed during the war?). The railings that are shown in the photo appear quite low – similar in height to those put back in the late 80s, which some commentators speculate are much lower than they would have originally been.

    By J Marshall (09/01/2010)
  • My family and I lived on this side of the Square from around 1946/47 until 1958. Our house was near to where the car in the photograph is parked, close to the second lamp post from the end. I remember the lamplighter would cycle past every evening, turning on those gas lamps with a long pole! There was a deep, wartime, sloping-sided concrete water reservois was at the Southern end of Brunswick Square gardens together with some gun emplacements, when we moved there after the war. I remember as a child chatting to the drivers of a crane and bulldozer that later came to break up the concrete and fill in the void, and also riding on a dumper truck that was there to carry away some of the rubble to a waiting lorry.

    By Clive (06/09/2010)
  • I used to have a photo of my wife “Lynda” and our daughter “Kelly Joy” taken in this corner of the square about twenty years later in 1979.

    By Kim Orzynski (11/06/2013)

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