Welcome to North Laine!
Your editor for the North Laine is Peter Crowhurst. If you’ve got any queries about this area, or can add any information, photos or memories, please send My Brighton and Hove a message via the Comments form at the bottom of this page.
It’s like being in an urban village
I have lived in the North Laine since 1987 and feel it is very much my home. The area has a rich mix of people, and a history which very much reflects the history of Brighton and indeed the history of this country. Living in the North Laine is like being in an urban village with a mix of small retail business, manufacturing, warehousing units sitting alongside Victorian houses. The North Laine is a vibrant community and after you have lived in a street for a few years you feel vey much part of the community. Just walking to the local shops can take hours as you bump into neighbours and have a little chat to each person you meet. I have taken a particular interest in the residents association for the area, the North Laine Community Association, which promotes the benefit of local residents and seeks to protect the character of the area, adn in fact was elected Chair of the Community Association in April 2006.