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Edwin LandseerLANDSEER, Sir Edwin Henry (1802-1873)
Victorian animal painter. Designed the lions around Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London. Reportedly lived in Queensbury Mews in 1841.
Portrait by Sir Francis Grant
  Landseer Road
65-66 Queensbury Mews*
John LangridgeLANGRIDGE, John George MBE (1910-1999)
'One of the best English cricketers of the 20th century never to play a Test match.'—Wisden. Played for SUssex from 1928 to 1955, scoring over 34,000 runs as opening batsman and taking 784 catches in his career, including 69 in his last season, the sixth large number ever.After retiring, he became a first-class umpire and stood in seven test matches and eight one-day internationals.
  Langridge Drive
Arrested for theft of a carpet in St James's Street, he murdered Brighton's first chief constable, Henry Solomon, while being questioned in the latter's office by striking him over the head with a poker. He was hanged at Horsham.
  Brighton Town Hall (police station), Bartholomews
John LeechLEECH, John (1817-1864)
Illustrator, Punch cartoonist and friend of Charles Dickens.
Self-portrait (right).
  16 Lansdowne Place* [lodgings]
Victoria LidiardLIDIARD, Victoria (1889–1992)
Suffragette and women's rights campaigner.
  14 Palmeira Avenue*
LLOYD, Edward (1845-1927)
English tenor.
  33 New Church Road
Gerald LoderLODER, Sir Gerald Walter Erskine (1861-1936), 1st Baron Wakehurst
MP for Brighton 1889-1905, first elected in a by-election on 25 October 1889 on the death of William Robertson until his own elevation as Lord of the Treasury caused a by-election on 5 April 1905. The sevonth child and fourth son of Sir Robert Loder, 1st baronet (1823-1888), deputy lieutenant for Sussex and MP for New Shoreham until 1885. In 1903 he bought Wakehurst Place and created the famous gardens. He was president of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Arboricultural Society and was later created 1st Baron Wakehurst of Ardingly in 1934. He was a director of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway from 1892 and chairman of its successor, Southern Railway, in 1932.
  23 Brunswick Terrace
Abinger House, 142 King's Road [residence c1891-1936]
Loder Road
LOFTUS, Lord George Herbert (1854-1935), 6th Marquess of Ely   4, 21 Alexandra Villas
Princess LouisePrincess LOUISE Victoria Alexandra Dagmar of Wales, Princess Royal (1867-1931)
Third child and eldest daughter of Edward VII, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Christian IX of Denmark. Declared Princess Royal by Edward VII in 1905. She married Alexander Duff, 6th Earl of Fife in 1889.
  1 Lewes Crescent (Fife House)* [residence 1896-1924]
Edward LowtherLOWTHER, Alderman Edward JP (1846-1912)
Born at Benton, Northumberland, he began work in the collieries. He married in 1867 and came south to set up as a coal merchant in London, becoming a councillor for Preston ward in 18841 until his death, hastened by a fall when visiting an electricity power station. He had 14 children. He was on the board of the Waterworks Committee and one of the water pumping engines at Falmer is also named after him. He was a staunch Primitive Methodist; a commemorative plaque to him is at London Road Methodist Church.
1"Mr. Edward Lowther." The Times 8 July 1912: 9
  Lowther Road
41 Ditchling Rose [home]
LUCRAFT, George (Ronald) (1916-1979)
Mayor of Brighton in 1973/74.
  Lucraft Road
30 Wilbury Crescent [residence]
Lord LyndhurstLYNDHURST, John Copley, 1st Baron (1772-1863)
Three times Tory Lord Chancellor and friend of Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, who was influential in passing the Jewish Disabilities Removal Act 18451.
1Carder (1990)
  Lyndhurst Road
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