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Violette KayeKAYE, Violette (d 1933)
Dancer who was murdered in her basement flat in one of the Brighton trunk murders of 1933.
  44 Park Crescent
47 Kemp Street
Jeff KeenKEEN, Jeffrey John Spencer (Jeff) (1923-2012)
Prolific experimental film-maker, born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, who made his home in Brighton in the 1950s, where he worked as a landscape gardener for the parks department and later as a postman. He won a scholarship to Oxford but was drafted for military service in 1942 and studied commercial art after the war. He started working with 8mm film in 1960 and favoured the narrow gauge even after moving into 16mm in 1968. He was a founder of the London Filmmakers' Co-operative in 1966. He made around 70 films—characterised by fast cutting, superimpositions, references to popular culture and war—as well as paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, assemblages and poems. Wider recognition came late in his life with an installation at Tate Modern in London, exhibitions in New York and Paris, and release of a DVD collection of his work by the BFI.
KEMP, Nathaniel (1761-1843)
Bought 350 acres of land at Ovingdean in 1788 and built Ovingdean Hall. One of his seven children was Charles Eamer Kempe.
  Ovingdean Hall, Greenways
KEMP, Thomas
Sussex landowner, father of Thomas Read Kemp.
Thomas Read KempKEMP, Thomas Read (1782-1844)
The son of Thomas Kemp, developed the Kemp Town estate in the east of Brighton. He married Frances, daughter of financier Sir Francis Baring, in 1806. MP for Lewes 1811-1816, for Arundel 1823-1826 and Lewes again 1826-1837, but then fled to France to evade his creditors. He died in Paris and is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery.
22 Sussex Square
KENDALL, Rev George William
Clergyman from Bradford, Yorkshire who came into a parcel land in Aldrington in 1893.
  Kendal Road
KENEALY, Edward Vaughan Hyde (1819-1880)
Irish barrister, most notably counsel for the Tichbourne Claimant in 1873, his scandalous conduct of the case earning the censure of the jury. When he was elected MP for Stoke-on-Trent in 1875, no member was prepared to introduce him, as was the convention, to which prime minister Disraeli forced an end. He lived in Portslade from 1852 to 1874 and he is buried in Hangleton.
  • 8-9 Wellington Road, Copperas Gap [residence 1852-1874]
St Helen's Church, Hangleton
KING-HALL, Admiral Sir George Fowler KCB CVO (1850-1939)
  7 Albany Villas
See Syd Walker
KropotkinKROPOTKIN, Prince Pyotr
Russian emigré geographer and anarchist philosopher moved to Brighton from Bromley for the good of his health in November 1910 and lived here until returning to Russia at the time of the revolution in spring 1917.
  9 Chesham Street
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