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Sussex Street, public house

'Crown and Sceptre' public house

It has been suggested that this public house was the Crown and Sceptre in Sussex Street.
It is further suggested that it was demolished circa early 1900s.
Does anyone have any further information?

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  • If you zoom in on the pub sign you can read ‘Crown & Sceptre’

    By Harry Amey (25/04/2020)
  • Demolished circa 1936.

    By Harry Amey (25/04/2020)
  • It looks as if the Crown & Sceptre pub was the subject of the photo but how interesting is the detail in old photographs! The long flint and stone wall which has been raised to different levels over the years with the filled-in doorway, I wonder what was behind that. The little black building with no windows and four chimneys one of which has been extended, could it have been a foundry or forge or some other similar business? I note that elsewhere on this site a foundry is shown as at No 66 Sussex Street.
    Even the pile of rubbish on the waste ground, an old iron bedframe, a round folding garden table, some old fishing nets and another contraption that I can’t identify.
    The pub looks a bit run-down but might have been quite nice inside. Has it all been replaced with anything better? Or is this another example of the’knock em down, take the money and run culture’ which existed then?

    By Tim Sargeant (26/04/2020)
  • The whole area was the subject of ‘slum clearance’ back in the mid 1930’s onwards. In answer to your last question Tim (above), I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Take a tour via Google Street view.

    By Harry Amey (21/05/2020)
  • Thanks Harry but I don’t need to do that. I was up there on my last trip to Brighton. Regards, TCS.

    By Tim Sargeant (22/05/2020)

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