Sunken Gardens

Postcard of the Sunken Gardens in Brighton, looking west towards the Peace Angel.

The peace angle is a memorial to Edward VII, sculpted by Newbury Abbott Trent. Newbury attended the Royal College of Art and Royal Academy Schools, and went on to create numerous statues, including the Angel of Peace in Bath.

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Hodshrove Road, Moulsecoomb

Photograph of Hodshrove Road, Moulsecoomb under construction, 1930s.

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Scala Cinema

Photograph of the Scala Cinema, c1922.

This cinema first opened as the Electric Bioscope in January 1909 after the existing shop was converted to a cinema. It was acquired by George Beyfus in 1922 who changed its name to Scala.

Although its name changed several times, it remained in operation as a cinema until c31 August 1979. The last film shown here was Disney’s  The Spaceman and King Arthur.

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Entrance to the Aquarium

Photograph of the entrance to the Aquarium, early 1900s.

Although chiefly designed by Eugenius Birch, the clock tower, gateway and toll-houses at the entrance to the Aquarium were added by T Boxall in October 1874. They were removed during modernisation work in the 1920s and replaced by two square kiosks.

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North Gate

Hand-tinted colour postcard of the North Gate of the Royal Pavilion, August 1907.

The North Gate was built during the reign of King Wiliam IV. It was designed by Joseph Henry Good.

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Brill’s Baths

Photograph of Brill’s Baths, shortly before its demolition in January 1929.

The baths were originally opened in 1823 by a Mr Lamprell and nicknamed ‘the bunion’. It was the first communal swimming baths in Brighton.

After Lamprell’s death in the 1840s, the baths were inherited by his nephew, Charles Burt Brill. Brill closed the original baths in 1858 and opened a new lady’s only bath in 1861. Seven years later it was extended with the addition of swimming baths for men.

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Preston Circus Fire Station

Preston Circus Fire Station, 21 May 1938.

The fire station in the photograph was designed by Graeme Highet in an art deco style, and is made out of Portland stone and Preston brick. It was opened in 1938 by Earl Winterton.

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Brighton Station

Photograph of Brighton Railway Station, 1880s.

The original train station was designed by David Mocatta in an Italianate style. The first train from Brighton to London left the station at 6:45 am on Tuesday 21 September 1841.

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