Brighton history

 

The history of Brighton & Hove in lots of bits

A repository for historical information about the city of Brighton and Hove.
All departments are dynamic and being added to regularly.

 

       
What's new

The Timeline has started to appear: so far from 1850 to 1869.

Quotations by Charles Dickens about arrangements for his readings at the Grand Concert Hall in Brighton and a 1920s song about a charabanc outing to Brighton.

Brighton and twittens.

Data on deaths from principal diseases 1838-1842

The piers Hove never had.

New section on finance, rates and taxes.

The census district listing have been moved. Click here to find them.

The 'Streets' gazetteer is constantly being updated, particularly with links to other references on the site. Each street has been tagged with the conservation area in which it is located, where relevant.

A number of additions have been made to the biographies section.

Streets
STREETS: an historical gazetteer

All the streets and place names of Brighton and Hove. Constant additions.

History
HISTORY

A collection of articles about the city's history.

Maps
MAPS and plans

A collection of maps and street plans of Brighton and Hove.

People
PEOPLE

Some of the famous, infamous and interesting people who were born, lived or died in the city

Bibliography

elections
ELECTIONS

Candidates, results, majorities, electorates and noteworthy facts.

Numbers
Brighton in NUMBERS

A repository of numerical data, including population, prices, speed, etc.

Laws
LAWS

All Local Acts of parliament concerning the city, including roads and railways, since 1772.

Architects
ARCHITECTS, etc

The architects, designers and builders who created the physical environment of the city.

Press
Brighton PRESS

Chronologies of all the local newspapers and journals since 1749.

Brighton books
BOOKS and plays set in Brighton

An ever-growing list of titles from 1811 to the present day.

Quotations
QUOTATIONS

Things written or said about Brighton.

Timeline
TIMELINE

Dates. Just dates. More coming soon.

RESOURCES
New section coming soon-ish

Links to associated sites
Brighton Film
Terra Media [media history]
Our Brighton Hippodrome
Twitter

Much more to come
Comments and contributions are most welcome.

 

Page updated 4 July 2017