Queen Victoria Statue

Postcard of Hove’s Queen Victoria statue.

The statue was erected to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. However, construction of the statue only began in March 1899 when the Borough Surveyor laid the concrete foundations.

When the statue was finally unveiled on 9 February 1901 it was with little fanfare. Queen Victoria had died just a few weeks before on 22 January.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

Pavilion Buildings

Magic lantern slide showing an illustration of Pavilion Buildings, c1855.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

Oriental Place

Postcard of Oriental Place.

Oriental Place was intended to be the approach to an oriental garden at the northern end of the road. The garden was  to be designed by local botanist and landscape gardener Henry Phillips. The project was scrapped in July 1827 due to a lack of funding.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

 

Lansdowne Place

Postcard of Lansdowne Place Hove, c1910 to 1920s.

This road was originally named Wick Road as it ran from Wick Farm to the seafront. In 1834 it was renamed Lansdowne Place after the 3rd Marquis Lansdowne.

Local architect Charles Augustin Busby began work on the series of houses on Wick Road late in 1827. Towards the end of his life, he and his family lived at 2 Lansdowne Place.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

Seven Dials

Photograph of Seven Dials, c1946.

The name Seven Dials derives from the seven roads that feed into the roundabout.

The roundabout was constructed in 1925. Two years later, a system of semaphore signals was established to control traffic.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

South Road

Postcard of South Road in Preston c,1910.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

Duke of York’s Theatre

Photograph of the Duke of York’s Theatre, 1910.

Having opened in Septemer 1910, the Duke of York’s is said to be the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain. It was built by Violet Melnotte, a stage performer and theatre manager, who clearly saw a business opportunity in the new medium of film.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

Bevendean Sanatorium

Magic lantern slide of Bevendean Sanatorium.

Bevendean Sanatorium was built in 1881 and was used to treat patients with contagious diseases such as smallpox.

The sanatorium originally consisted of a North and South block which were effectively wooden huts. These soon proved inadequate so Brighton Corporation took out a loan to construct new buildings.

In 1896 Borough Engineer and Surveyor, Francis J. C. May was charged with designing the new sanatorium. It opened in 1898 as the Brighton Borough Sanatorium.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

Prince Albert Street

Photograph of Prince Albert Street, 1938.

Prince Albert Street was built in 1842. It was designed to link West Street to Brighton Town Hall and the regular market that took place outside of the building.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...

Academy Cinema

Photograph of the Academy cinema, 1935.

The Academy Cinema was opened by Brighton’s deputy mayor Alderman Edward Geere on 6 June 1911.

The building originally housed the Brighton Hammam Turkish baths, which opened in 1868. The building continued to be used for bathing until 1910, when it was sold to E E Lyons and converted into the Academy Cinema.

In November 1926 the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation bought the Academy, along with 15 of Lyons’ cinemas. A cinema continued to be operated on the site until January 1973.

Then & Now view

We don’t yet have a present day photo for this location.

If you are willing to share one, please submit using the form below.

Submit your photo

Please attach your photo using the button below.
Maximum file size is 2MB.

Back to the map

Map loading, please wait ...