What a welcome!
All the wind and rain from the sea front seems to gather in Pool Valley, blowing through the gap between the Royal York building and the Albion Hotel and the other two exits! And the litter from the sea front always manages to blow along with it. Even the old Savoy cinema was built to turn its back on Pool Valley! To think that this was once the main terminal for all the Southdown country bus services into Brighton; even the glass roofs they used to have over the queues failed to make much impact. What a welcome to the town on bad weather days! Today, empty of the green and cream buses and with very few people around, it must feature as one of Brighton and Hove’s worst ‘streets’, except on days of high summer when a few coachloads of day-trippers arrive to liven it up a little.