In 1971-72, when I was an overseas research fellow at the University of Sussex, my wife and I lived at 3 Norfolk Buildings, Brighton, in a mews close to the seafront and West Pier. We rented our attached three-story habitation from a Mr. William Cody, who then lived in London but had been an actor in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in the early 1920s.
A peak experience
Our next-door neighbours were a couple much older than us, the Siddonses, Mr. Siddons being a direct descendent of the 18th-19th century actress Sarah Siddons. We named our daughter, who was born not long before we returned to the U.S., “Sarah”. (The delightful Pauline Collins character in the original “Upstairs Downstairs,” first aired during our stay, must have had something to do with this as well.) Our time in Brighton was a peak experience in our lives.