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Where and when?

The questions

Where was this photograph taken?

Name of the Mayor?

What was the Kipling?

I am looking forward to MyBHers coming up with the answers.

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  • The “where” bit is easy. It’s the gardens in front of the Royal Pavilion. Could it be raising money for the building of the destroyer HMS Kipling in the late thirties? The destroyer was named after Rudyard Kipling who had recently died and had a connection with nearby Rottingdean. The mayor could possibly be John Nanson.

    By Janet Beal (09/05/2018)
  • Yes Janet, late 1930’s is correct; the town were saving towards the cost of building HMS Kipling which was constructed in 1937.

    By Peter Groves (09/05/2018)
  • The buildings to the right of the display are in Pavilion Parade, whilst on the left is the curved frontage of the old building at one time used by the Art College, on the corner of Grand Parade and Edward Street.

    By Alan Hobden (09/05/2018)
  • The ‘late 30s’ is incorrect. The Brighton and Hove Herald dated 10 January 1942 announced: ‘BRIGHTON’S WARSHIP WEEK – H.M.S. Kipling to be “Adopted”. BRIGHTON’S Warship Week, which is to be held from February 7 to February 14, aims at raising £700,000 which will enable the town to ” adopt” the destroyer, H.M.S. “Kipling”.

    By Douglas d'Enno (27/06/2020)

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