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.

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What's new

FILM & CINEMA DEPARTMENT (formerly brightonfilm.com) now added as Beta version. Click on the drop-down menu above.

• New section about local government administration, including the wards for elections since 1854, and an embryonic page on housing data.

• Click on (almost) any image on the site to see it in a new window.

• Several other new maps have been added, including the Whitehawk estate as originally laid out in the mid 1930s and one by the Boundary Commission with an account of the parliamentary constituency revisions of 1885

Electric buses in service in Brighton & Hove 1909-1917.

• The 'Streets' gazetteer is constantly being updated, particularly with links to other references on the site.
• The complete listings of census districts in 1891 and 1911. Only 1901 to add now.
• Land and properties acquired by Brighton Borough Council are now being added (February 2021).

• Archaeological finds are being noted to the 'Streets' gazetteer.
• Where was Saw Mill Lane?


If you have information you think could be included, please send an email to David Fisher via this link.

PLACES
STREETS: an historical gazetteer
Streets
All the streets and place names of Brighton and Hove. Constant additions.

MAPS and plans
Maps

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


TIMELINE
CHRONOLOGY
Timeline

Dates. Just dates. More coming soon. There is now a separate timeline of film history.

RESOURCES
References to source material and other information available online and elsewhere.
Film and cinema resources

Bibliography

PEOPLE
PEOPLE
People
Some of the famous, infamous and interesting people who were born, lived or died in the city
NEW Constantine Alexander Ionides, Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson, Theodosia Meade, Lady Emma Pennant, Percy Shakespeare and various people whose names begin with R

ARCHITECTS, etc
Architects
The architects, designers and builders who created the physical environment of the city.
NEW Peter Frederick Robinson, Joseph Henry Good, John Starling Chapple. Listing work by local architects and builders continues: see avove.


ARTICLES
HISTORY
History

A collection of articles about the city's history.
CIVICS
ELECTIONS
elections

Candidates, results, majorities, electorates and noteworthy facts.

LAWS
Laws

All Local Acts of parliament for the city, including roads and railways.

CHARITIES
Laws

The charitable institutions and societies that once existed in the city.

FILM NEW
HISTORY
film

CINEMAS
Cinemas

All the cinemas ever in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham.

FILMS
Films

All the films shot in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham.

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

WORDS
Brighton PRESS
Press

Chronologies of all the local newspapers and journals since 1749.

BOOKS and plays set in Brighton
Brighton books

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

QUOTATIONS
Quotations

Things written or said about Brighton.
NEW Elizabeth Fry on beggars in Brighton and her solution.

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

Much more to come
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Page updated 20 May 2022
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