On England's South Coast, and one hour from London by train, East Sussex' Brighton is home to a creative hub of "new media" industries, and has been referred to as "Soho by the Sea".
The town underwent explosive growth after the arrival of a rail link to London in 1841, and has a reputation as a party town. It's currently Britain's most popular seaside location for European tourists.
- 1 Brighton history
- 2 Brighton in the Twenty-First Century
- 3 1838 description:
- 4 1840 overview: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales
- 5 Brighton's Pasts and Futures
- 6 Brighton's development, timeline
- 7 See also:
- 8 Visitor guides
The town was originally a fishing village, and gained a population of Flemish immigrant fishermen who lived and worked under the cliffs, until a terrible storm washed away this part of the town. Above the cliffline, the village formed a compact rectangle, bounded on the North by North Street, the West by West Street, and the East by East Street, with the open region to the East – The Steyne - used by fishermen as a place to spread out and repair their nets. Repeatedly attacked by the French, the town gained a battery of guns to fend off unfriendly ships.
Plagued by erosion and storm damage, Brighthelmstone spent much of 1600-1750 afflicted by widespread poverty and bad luck, until its fortunes started to change with the appearance of Dr. Richard Russell in the town, who wrote about the curative properties of bathing in seawater. The influx of people coming to experience the healing properties of Doctor Brighton created a fledgeling tourist industry, and in the 1780s the Prince Regent (who later became George IV) visited and decided to move in, adopting a farmhouse by the Steine, and progressively enlarging and remodelling it and its grounds until it became the current Royal Pavilion.
With a stream of people now making the trip from London to Brighton, the 1823 Chain Pier was built to provide an easy way to make the ship crossing to Dieppe, for Paris. The arrival of the London-Brighton railway line in 1841 triggered an explosive growth with Londoners now able to get to Brighton in a mere hour, and the town boomed, with large regions of the surrounding area being quickly built on. With the railway came the locomotive works, which built over 1200 steam locomotives, and the West Pier in 1866, a pleasure-palace built over the sea to cater for the whims of visiting holidaymakers. The boom encouraged Thomas Kemp to build Kemptown to the East (with the current bricked seawall and Promenade / Madeira Drive protecting his investment from falling into the sea), the Brighton Aquarium in 1872 and the Volks Electric Railway in 1883, with the town's new prosperity marked by the appearance of the Jubilee Clock Tower in 1888.
The current Palace Pier – the replacement for the old Chain Pier – opened in 1899.
Brighton in the Twenty-First Century
Brighton has attracted more than its fair share of new media businesses, and architects, graphic designers, product designers, photographers, game designers and other new media professionals. This has been partly because of the city's short travel time to Central London, partly because of the city's more laid-back and less "dog-eat-dog" attitude compared to London ... and partly because, unlike Soho, Brighton has a beach! The area directly to the East of the station, that used to be occupied by the Locomotive Works is now the New England development area, which encourages new media businesses.
Architecturally, the Brighton Wheel transformed the city's skyline for its five-year run starting in 2011, and Marks-Barfield's i360 observation tower is due to open in Summer 2016. Although the i360 has been controversial, it has also enabled the regeneration of the adjacent stretch of seafront.
The vicinity of Brighton to the Metropolis, and its easy and pleasant communication to that populous commercial city; the salubrity of its atmosphere, which is seldom obscured by fogs, the crystaline brightness and purity of its water, the abundant and excellent manner with which its market is supplied, the elegance and spaciousness of its houses, and the suitable accommodations they offer to individuals or to families, with the most numerous and extensive retinue of servants; all unite to render it the first watering place in the kingdom, and added to which, its being the occasional residence of the Court, gives it a decided pre-eminence over every other marine resort for the superior rank of its visitants and the splendour and fashion of its circles. Six hours is the time that is generally allowed to the stage coaches to and from London, and as the journeys are often performed much within that space, and with the greatest ease, it is scarcely necessary to observe, that those who travel in their own carriages, with suitable relay of horses, may, if they please, go over the same ground much quicker.
The situation of the town is of the most romantic and agreeable description; at the bottom of an extensive bay formed by the promontories of Beachy Head to the east, and Selsey Bill to the west, it extends three miles on the sea coast, rising with a gentle ascent, east and west, from the centre of the town. Its front to the south appears to project into the bed of the ocean, the waters being kept back by means of groynes, which are well contrived, and formed of oak; and from the quantities of wild thyme, and other aromatic shrubs, that spontaneously grow on the downs, the air, particularly after a shower, is impregnated with odours the most refreshingly grateful to the senses.
The Town is fifty miles distant from London, the nearest road, by Red Hill and Croydon; fifty-two by way of Reigate and Sutton; and fifty-eight by way of Horsham and Dorking; it is distant from Lewes eight miles, and from Chichester thirty miles; the living is a vicarage value £1041, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester.
The number of resident inhabitants is 40,634 according to the census of 1831, but during the fashionable season the population is estimated at 60,000.
The conveniences of the place correspond with its magnitude; many of the shops are equal to those of London – the places of amusement are various and select – there is every requisite for bathing – the baths are numerous – the accommodation for visitors is excellent, and many advantages are here to be found which are wanting in smaller and less frequented watering places.
— , Saunders, , The Stranger's Guide in Brighton; Being a Complete Companion to that Fashionable Place, and the Rides and Drives in Its Vicinity., , 1838
1840 overview: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales
Town.} – The town is situated at the bottom of a bay of the English channel, formed on the one hand by Beechy-head, and on the other by Selsea-bill. From the north and north-east winds it is sheltered by the semicircular range of the South Downs, which are easy of access, and command extensive views of the weald of Sussex and the isle of Wight. The climate of Brighton and its vicinity is warm, from its southern aspect, and the shelter afforded by the Downs from northerly and easterly winds; yet it is rendered refreshing and bracing by an almost continual sea-breeze. The town covers a considerable space of ground, presenting a sea-frontage of nearly 3 miles in extent, and consists for the most part of spacious streets, intersecting each other at right angles, lighted with gas, and well paved. The whole is divided into two nearly equal portions by an open space, extending the whole length of the valley, from the entrance from London to the sea, and varying from 50 to 100 yards in width. At the northern extremity of this opening are situated the public gardens; the next portion is termed the Level, a piece of land held in trust as a cricket-ground, and for other pedestrian exercises and diversions. In 1836 the town-commissioners fenced it round with iron posts and rails, and have cleared and levelled it at very considerable expense. It is now reduced to about eight acres, two acres having been taken for the adjoining roads. Immediately south of the Level, in the centre of the open space, is St. Peter's church, a very elegant Gothic building. Beyond this are two handsome enclosures, affording a very agreeable resort for the occupiers of the houses on each side, called the North Steyne. The palace with its grounds occupies the next portion; and lastly, the Steyne brings us to the sea-side, or rather, to the York and Albion hotels, which have been permitted to intervene between the Steyne and the sea. The older part of the town is chiefly situated to the west of the Steyne, which forms a beautiful lawn, from which the east and west cliffs rise with a gentle ascent. On the northern part, called the Old Steyne, a fine statue of his majesty George IV. has been erected; it was executed by Chantrey, in bronze. On the eastern cliff are the Royal crescent, the Marine parade, Pavilion parade, and other fine ranges of buildings commanding views of the sea. Still farther to the east, is Kemp town, which consists of three sides of a quadrangle, from the extremities of which other rows of houses branch-off, enclosing spacious pleasure grounds which communicate with the beach. The sea-wall at the eastern part of Brighton is the greatest improvement ever made in this place, and affords a magnificent and unequalled promenade. On the western cliff are Cannon-place, Bedford-square, Regency-square, and Terrace, with an extensive esplanade much resorted to as a fashionable promenade. On this point of the coast is a battery mounting six 42 pounders. The pavilion, a palace erected by George IV., and for a long time his favourite residence, was begun in 1784; and, after many additions and alterations, finally completed in 1827, in the form of the celebrated palace of the Kremlin at Moscow. Connected with this structure are extensive pleasure-grounds, a suite of stables in the Arabian style, and a chapel-royal capable of accommodating 1,000 persons. About half-a-mile to the west of the old church is a chalybeate spring much resorted to by invalids. There are several public libraries, and a handsome theatre. The Sussex Scientific and Literary Institution was founded here in 1836. Races are held in August, on the neighbouring downs.
Population, Markets, &c.} – The pop., in 1801, was 7,339; in 1831, 40,634; but this number is greatly increased at certain seasons by the large influx of visitors. The number of houses is 7,798; of acres, within the parish, 1,980. The assessed property is rated at £71,515 of annual value. Poor rates, in 1837, £19,224. A market was established by act of parliament in 1773; Thursday is market-day. Fairs are held on Holy Thursday, and September 4th, for pedlery; but daily for provisions. There are a considerable number of boats employed in fishing, partly for the supply of the London market; the fish chiefly taken are mackerel, soles, turbot, and skate. – The town is governed by a constable and four head-boroughs. The county-magistrates hold petty sessions in the town-hall here twice a-week for the Brighton division of the rape of Lewes; and the police is regulated by commissioners appointed by the inhabitants paying scot and lot. – This borough, comprising the parishes Brighthelmstone and Hone, now returns two members to parliament. The number of electors is about 3,000, and the constable of the hundred of Whalesbone is the returning officer.
... Within the period of accurate history ... it was a mere fishing village, which, having been often plundered by the French, was at length fortified with walls and batteries. From this place Charles II. embarked France after the battle of Worcester. The sea often made considerable inroads here, especially in 1665, and 1705. The town was brought into repute in the reign of George II., when Dr Richard Russel recommended the use of sea-bathing for various disorders. His late majesty George IV., displayed strong partiality for it.
— , -, , The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales, p276, , A.Fullerton & Co., , 1840
Brighton's Pasts and Futures
- Brighton in the Olden Time, article (NGB 1885) – A history, from Nash's Guide to Brighton, 1885
- The City Beautiful - A vision of the New Brighton (Sir Herbert Carden, 1935) – Brighton's future development, as seen from the perspective of 1935
Brighton's development, timeline
- 11th Century
- Manor owned by Earl Godwin
- Norman Conquest
- granted to William de Warrenne, William the Conqueror's son-in-law
- Gradual loss of over 40 acres of land from below the cliff
- Immigrant Fleming fishermen living in the lower town under the cliff become successful enough to build East Street and West Street in the upper town. Ship Street and Middle Street are built at around the same time.
- French attack
- French attack and retreat
- French attack
- Block House built, as a fort. Gun Garden battery built at around the same time, along with town gates.
- Panic over a Spanish Armada false alarm
- 1645 to 1655
- Encroaching sea destroys a further 22 tenements under the cliff over a period of about ten years
- Charles II escapes to France via Brighton, staying overnight, in disguise, on 13th October at an inn in West Street.
- Petition to Parliament for poverty relief due to loss of fishing vessels work, due to conflict with the French.
- Population circa 3,000
- Surrounding parishes ordered to contribute to help the Brighthelmstone poor.
- Great storm of Sunday, December 27th 1703 causes damage
- Great storm of 11th August 1705 destroys all 113 remaining tenements in the lower town, remains of the land are washed away in the following years – the lower town is then effectively erased from the maps.
- Decision to build groynes to protect the upper town against further erosion. Royal brief allows fundraising across England, further fundraising twenty years later for repairs.
- Dr. Richard Russell moves to Brighton. Writes about the recuperative effects of seawater, Brighton becomes a destination for people visiting the doctor, and visiting the seafront to take the air. Brighton's economy takes an upturn as the visitors rent rooms and spend money. The town is later promoted as Doctor Brighton.
- The Prince of Wales (George IV-to-be) arrives in Brighton and acquires a farmhouse overlooking the Steine, to escape the pressures of his unpopularity in London.
- Henry Holland is hired to start turning George's farmhouse into The Marine Pavilion'
- George has some land around the Marine Pavilion turned into an extravagant domed home for his horses. This building later becomes the Brighton Dome and the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
- Now that his horses are living in a finer palace then he is, George has the Marine Pavilion remodelled and enlarged a second time, now by John Nash. It is fitted with an external shell with an embedded cast-iron frame to support additional extravagant building work and embellishments to eventually become the current Royal Pavilion.
- Thomas Read Kemp's workmen start laying out Kemp Town, a Regency-styled property development to the East of Brighton, designed by Charles Busby and Amon Wilde, and built on a consolidation of land inherited by Kemp in 1811. Building work finishes in 1855.
- The Royal Suspension Chain Pier is built. The end of the pier allows a boat service to France. It's increasingly realised that the pier itself is being seen as a tourist attraction, which suggests a business case for a more tourism-friendly pier.
- St Peter's Church consecrated (foundation stone laid in 1824).
- Completion of the current Brighton Town Hall (started in 1830).
- London and Brighton Railway Act passed on 15 July 1837
- Opening of the Brighton-Shoreham railway line, with a small station building at Brighton.
- Completion of the Ouse Valley Viaduct
- Completion of the London Road Viaduct
- Completion of the new Brighton Station, an Italianate building designed by David Mocatta
- The London-to-Brighton railway line opens. The resulting flood of tourists causes Brighton's economy and population to boom.
- Queens Road is built as an extension of West Street up to the station. The road requires brick arches to raise the ground level in order to reach the station, but creates a new approach to the station that has a less severe gradient than Trafalgar Street, and is kinder to horses.
- St. Paul's Church, West Street, opens.
- Brighton Pavilion is sold to Brighton Corporation, partly because Queen Victoria disapproves of the building, and partly because of the new influx of tourists makes it difficult to maintain Royal privacy there.
- New West Pier opens, designed by Eugenius Birch, and described as "the finest pier in Britain".
- Kemp Town Railway Station opens. The line appears to be motivated as a "spoiler" by the LBSCR to block other potential competing railway routes to London.
- Work starts on turning the protective rubble at the base of the seawall into a new road, Madeira Road (now Madeira Drive). This protects the base of the seawall from erosion, making it safer to build near the top. The work also produces Brighton Aquarium.
- Opening of Brighton Aquarium, designed by Eugenius Birch.
- St. Bartholomews Church opens.
- Magnus Volk fits the Pavilion Estate with experimental electric lighting.
- Volks Electric Railway opens, designed and built by Volk.
- Brighton Bandstand built.
- Jubilee Clock Tower built at the bottom of Queens Road, to mark Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
- New steel-framed Pavilion and Concert Hall added to the West Pier.
- Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway (a.k.a. the "Daddy Long-Legs") opens in November.
- Royal Chain Pier destroyed by storm on December. By this time it is already earmarked for demolition once the Palace Pier, its adjacent replacement, is finished.
- The same December storm wrecks the new "Daddy Long-Legs" Rottingdean extension to the Volks Railway, only weeks after its opening. The extension and car are repaired and reopen.
- Victoria Gardens opens.
- The Palace Pier has an opening ceremony (although its building works aren't yet finished).
- Statue of Queen Victoria, Grand Avenue, Hove.
- Erosion defence "groynes" built along the beach, intersecting the Daddy Long-Legs track, permanently ending the service.
- Rebuilding of the Market area, including the construction of Brighton's Floral Hall. *
- Peace Statue (a.k.a. "The Brighton Angel") erected by the Brighton/Hove boundary.
- Brighton War Memorial unveiled.
- S.S. Brighton Swimming Stadium opens on West Street – the world's largest covered seawater pool.
- The Art Deco-styled Embassy Court block of flats opens on Brighton seafront, containing Britain's first penthouse apartments.
- The S.S. Brighton is reinvented as the Brighton Sports Stadium ice rink.
- Saltdean Lido opens.
- Film "Brighton Rock" released, based on Graham Greene's book, and starring Richard Attenborough.
- Factory opens on the Brighton Works site producing Isetta bubblecars. *
- The original Churchill Square Shopping Centre opens.
- Release of Richard Attenborough's film "Oh What A Lovely War", based on locations along Brighton seafront (Palace Pier and Brighton Bandstand)
- Brighton Marina opens in 1978, with an official opening in 1979.
- Film "Quadrophenia" released, with major scenes set in Brighton
- The IRA bomb The Grand Hotel, in an attempt to assassinate the then PM, Margaret Thatcher.
- Brighton and Hove councils combine to form the Brighton & Hove Unitary Authority.
- Churchill Square Shopping Centre reopens in its current (covered) form.
- Brighton & Hove officially becomes a city.
- West Pier Concert Hall partially collapses Dec-Jan 2002/3, two arson attacks during 2003, Concert Hall total collapse in 2004.
- Jubilee Library opens
- Max Miller statue erected in Pavilion Gardens.
- Brighton Wheel opens, as a temporary attraction.
- Refurbishment of The Level.
- Brighton Wheel removed and the i360 viewing tower, designed by Marks Barfield, opens to the public.
- Snow Dog sculptures displayed around Brighton.
- Saltdean Lido reopens.
- Volks Electric Railway reopens after a year closed for renovations and the building of a new Visitor Centre.
- Visit Brighton (visitbrighton.com)
- TimeOut: 20 great things to do in Brighton (timeout.com)
- Daily Telegraph Travel: Brighton: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice (telegraph.co.uk)
- TripAdvisor:, Brighton (tripadvisor.co.uk)
- TheGuardian Travel: Brighton (theguardian.com)
- Brighton Tourist (brightontourist.com)
This category has the following 129 subcategories, out of 129 total.
- ► 100 Years of Southdown (display) (11 P, 13 F)
- ► Black Rock (2 C, 8 F)
- ► Black Rock Pool (5 F)
- ► Black Rock Station (3 F)
- ► Boer War Memorial (4 F)
- ► Brighton and Hove Parks and Gardens (22 C, 7 P, 121 F)
- ► Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway (4 P, 8 F)
- ► Brighton Aquarium (3 P, 15 F)
- ► Brighton Belle (6 C, 20 P, 42 F)
- ► Brighton Belle Mural (6 F)
- ► Brighton buses (5 C, 23 P, 44 F)
- ► Brighton Buses and Trams, display (Ken Allbon) (12 P, 15 F)
- ► Brighton Greenway (1 P, 8 F)
- ► Brighton Hippodrome (2 C, 4 F)
- ► Brighton Locomotive Works (5 C, 16 P, 14 F)
- ► Brighton Locomotive Works (display) (1 C, 15 P, 3 F)
- ► Brighton model shops and manufacturers (now closed) (2 C, 2 P, 9 F)
- ► Brighton Modelworld (3 P, 7 F)
- ► Brighton Monopoly (3 P, 7 F)
- ► Brighton murals (4 C, 1 P, 13 F)
- ► Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (1 C, 1 P, 6 F)
- ► Brighton Palace Pier (3 P, 27 F)
- ► Brighton Piers (3 C, 9 P, 54 F)
- ► Brighton postcards (37 F)
- ► Brighton Racecourse (3 F)
- ► Brighton road transport (8 C, 33 P, 73 F)
- ► Brighton Royal Pavilion (1 C, 3 P, 15 F)
- ► Brighton seafront (18 C, 19 P, 123 F)
- ► Brighton Station (11 C, 8 P, 49 F)
- ► Brighton Station Cab Road (12 F)
- ► Brighton Station Goods Tunnel (6 F)
- ► Brighton Toy and Model Museum (17 C, 2 P, 52 F)
- ► Brighton trams (6 P, 18 F)
- ► Brighton trolleybuses (15 P, 19 F)
- ► Brighton Wheel (7 F)
- ► British Engineerium (1 P, 6 F)
- ► Brunswick Town (1 C, 1 P)
- ► Disappeared Brighton (25 C, 34 P, 65 F)
- ► Hailey Models (1 C, 2 F)
- ► Halfway Station (4 F)
- ► HCVS London-Brighton Run (2 F)
- ► Heritage Learning, Brighton and Hove (6 C, 1 P, 2 F)
- ► History of Brighton Railway Station (6 C, 3 P, 23 F)
- ► Hove (12 C, 13 P, 71 F)
- ► Hove Lagoon (1 P, 4 F)
- ► Hove Lawns (2 F)
- ► Hove Park (2 C, 1 P, 27 F)
- ► Hove Park Miniature Railway (1 P, 16 F)
- ► Hove Station (8 F)
- ► North Laine (2 C, 4 P, 3 F)
- ► Pavilion complex (4 C, 6 P, 24 F)
- ► Pavilion Gardens (2 C, 1 P, 9 F)
- ► Pavilion Stables (1 C)
- ► Petrolhead Brighton (4 C, 2 P, 10 F)
- ► Preston Manor (1 C, 1 P, 10 F)
- ► Preston Park (6 C, 3 P, 36 F)
- ► Preston Park Clock Tower (3 F)
- ► Prince Albert Mural (Brighton 2013) (1 P, 5 F)
- ► Prince Albert Mural (Brighton 2017) (1 P, 5 F)
- ► Saltdean Lido (4 F)
- ► Shelter Hall (5 F)
- ► Snowdogs by the Sea (4 F)
- ► Southdown Buses (3 C, 15 P, 28 F)
- ► Southdown Buses centenary celebrations (1915-2015) (1 C, 6 F)
- ► Southern Junior Aircraft Company (4 F)
- ► SS Brighton (4 F)
- ► St Anns Well Gardens (12 F)
- ► St Paul's Church, Brighton (7 F)
- ► Swimming Pools and Lidos (4 C, 16 F)
Pages in category ‘Brighton’
The following 138 pages are in this category, out of 138 total.
- Bedford Duple OB Coach, 1:24 scale, Southdown JCD 371 (Original Classics)
- Bedford OB coach JCD 370 (Corgi Original Omnibus 42607)
- Belle Vue Field
- Blabers Foundry
- Blakers Park
- BMW Isetta bubble-car, bright red, LTR 145 (Spot-On 118)
- BMW Isetta bubble-car, dark blue, JPO 113 (Spot-On 118)
- BMW Isetta bubble-car, dark red, LXQ 216 (Spot-On 118)
- BMW Isetta bubble-car, green, JPO 113 (Spot-On 118)
- BMW Isetta bubble-car, light mauve (Spot-On 118)
- BMW Isetta bubble-car, yellow, CMO 118 (Spot-On 118)
- Board square, Brighton Toy and Model Museum (Brighton Monopoly)
- Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway, poster
- Brighton and Shoreham Tramways open-topped horsedrawn tram (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton Bandstand
- Brighton clubs
- Brighton Corporation Tramways Class B open-topped tram, "E" No8 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton Corporation Tramways Class F tram No52 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton District Tramways, Falcon trailer tram, No2 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton Dolphinarium
- Brighton Dome
- Brighton glass bottle (Hooper Struve)
- Brighton Hove and District AEC-Tilling petrol STL-type No4 double decker bus (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton Hove and District AEC/Tilling ST Type petrol bus No.1 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton Hove and District K6B Bristol/E.C.W. No.5 double-decker bus (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton in the Olden Time, article (NGB 1885)
- Brighton Lego Store
- Brighton Motor Museum
- Brighton Pavilion (Ted Bayley model)
- Brighton Pavilion ... reflected glory (photograph, Roger Bamber)
- Brighton Pier in the snow (photograph, Roger Bamber)
- Brighton Pier with crashing waves (photograph, Roger Bamber)
- Brighton Promenade, backdrop (Lawrence Watts)
- Brighton Seafront (engraving, 1892)
- Brighton Station cast-iron roundel
- Brighton Station Goods Yard
- Brighton Station, Trafalgar Street entrances
- Brighton Toy Shops
- Brighton Tram model (Rex Morrison)
- Brighton West Pier, 2003 (photograph, Roger Bamber)
- Brighton Zoo
- Brighton's Electric Railway, article (RWW 1935)
- Brighton, Hove and District AEC/Weymann No41 trolleybus (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Brighton, Hove and District BUT/Weymann No44 trolleybus 391 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Budleigh Salterton locomotive nameplate
- Harrington Cavalier Coach, Southdown, 1-76 (Exclusive First Editions 12101)
- Harrington Cavalier Coach, Southdown, 1-76 (Exclusive First Editions 12304)
- Harringtons Coachbuilders
- Hollingbury Park
- Hove Barrow
- Hove Corporation Cedes Stoll-Dodson trolleybus, 1914 trial (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club
- Leader-class steam locomotive prototype, live steam, gauge 1 (Carl Wedkin-Snaith)
- Leyland PD3 Queen Mary double-decker No31 bus, Southdown BUF 272C (Corgi Original Omnibus)
- Leyland Royal Tiger coach, Southdown LUF640 (Oxford Diecast 76LRT002)
- Leyland Titan Southdown double-decker No.4 bus UF6473, Robin Starch (Matchbox MYY)
- Leyland Wayman Fanfare coach, Southdown XUF 141 (Oxford Diecast 76WFL001)
- Locomotive GWR 2253, 0-6-0, 5-inch gauge, steam (John Cashmore)
- London Road (Brighton) Station
- LSA Models
- Shoreham branchline railway terminus
- Southdown Bus pedal car, LUF 634 Leyland Royal Tiger coach (unknown maker)
- Southdown Buses dormy shed, Amberley (Brian Bennett)
- Southdown double-decker bus GUF 144, Guy (Corgi Original Omnibus)
- Star Foundry
- Statue of Queen Victoria (Brock)
- Steam packet
- Stephenson locomotive (cast paperweight)
- Stephenson Tank Locomotive SR 329, gauge 0 (Märklin TK1020)
- Stephenson Tank Locomotive SR 329, gauge 1 (Märklin TK1021)
- Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors (SVMRC)
- Terminus Hotel
- Thats Nice Maxie (Max Miller 1961)
- The Boiler Shop (painting)
- The Career of Magnus Volk (1851-1937)
- The City Beautiful - A vision of the New Brighton (Sir Herbert Carden, 1935)
- The Erecting Shop (painting)
- The Foundry (painting)
- The Ghost of Jenny Lind (sculpture)
- The Old Market
- The Open Market
- Theatre Royal
- Things to do in Brighton, for kids
- Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive (Hornby R351)
- Thomas Tilling petrol-electric bus, early (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Thomas Tilling petrol-electric bus, later (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
- Tile House, Preston Park
- Tilling Electrobus, Kemp Town No3 (scratchbuilt, Ken Allbon)
Media in category ‘Brighton’
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- 'Kissing Policemen' mural, by Banksy, Brighton.jpg 1,200 × 1,600; 1.1 MB
- 100 Years of Southdown, Brighton Toy and Model Museum.jpg 1,200 × 800; 148 KB
- 1902 Panhard-Levassor, RAC London-Brighton Veteran Car Rally (2016-11).jpg 3,000 × 1,799; 1.87 MB
- 1904 De Dion-Bouton, 1903 Mercedes ×2, RAC Veteran Car Run (2016-11-06).jpg 1,200 × 675; 385 KB
- A Corner of the Lagoon (HoveIG 1936).jpg 2,500 × 1,727; 2.93 MB
- A Portrait of Brighton in Tram Days, by A G Elliot, ISBN 0951124102.jpg 857 × 1,200; 275 KB
- A Railway on Stilts 01, Brighton Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway (RWW 1935).jpg 2,500 × 1,574; 2.88 MB
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- A Vision of the New Brighton, C J Launder.jpg 3,500 × 2,994; 3.33 MB
- AA Sign, Crawley, Britains Farm 579 (BritCat 1940).jpg 662 × 1,159; 64 KB
- Alice Dreams Mural (Brighton 2014).jpg 2,000 × 1,428; 1.43 MB
- Alice Dreams Mural, Sara Abbott (Brighton 2012).jpg 1,196 × 1,194; 578 KB
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- Alice Dreams shop, Middle Street (Brighton 2012).jpg 1,154 × 1,536; 633 KB
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- Anthony Dowsett, Community Rail Partnership (LatestTV 2018-03-21).jpg 960 × 541; 203 KB
- Aquarium and Seafront (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 3,897 × 2,077; 5.18 MB
- Aquarium Clock demolition, ~1927 (RoyalJubileeSP 1935).jpg 1,544 × 2,500; 626 KB
- Aquarium Clock Tower, engraving (NGB 1885).jpg 2,200 × 1,758; 902 KB
- Aquarium Station, Volks Electric Railway (RWW 1935).jpg 2,200 × 977; 1.5 MB
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- Balcombe Viaduct (Ouse Valley Viaduct), Lego Digital Designer.jpg 995 × 560; 99 KB
- Bandstand and Embassy Court, Brighton.jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 708 KB
- Big Arm ride, Brighton Pier (May 2016).jpg 1,467 × 2,200; 293 KB
- Billinton E2 0-6-0 tank locomotive, Lego Digital Designer.jpg 598 × 449; 67 KB
- Black Rock (BHAD10ed 1933).jpg 2,200 × 1,453; 1.66 MB
- Black Rock Pool (BHOG ~1961).jpg 3,000 × 2,667; 5.01 MB
- Black Rock Pool (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 1,200 × 821; 890 KB
- Black Rock Pool Looking West, postcard (Excel 94).jpg 2,400 × 1,558; 1.84 MB
- Black Rock Pool, diving board (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 1,200 × 809; 877 KB
- Black Rock terminus, Volks Electric Railway.jpg 1,200 × 900; 948 KB
- Blind Peoples Gardens, Preston Park (BHOG ~1961).jpg 1,889 × 1,829; 1.99 MB
- Boating Lake and bridge, The Level (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 2,311 × 3,000; 6.42 MB
- Boer War Peace Day, military salute, Brighton (MezzotintSeries 1902-06-02).jpg 3,000 × 1,776; 4.6 MB
- Bowls (BHOG ~1961).jpg 2,200 × 1,688; 1.43 MB
- Box back, Monopoly, Brighton and Hove Edition.jpg 1,200 × 824; 690 KB
- Bridge and waterspout (TheLevel 2013-09-23).jpg 2,000 × 1,500; 1.85 MB
- Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway poster.jpg 814 × 1,200; 436 KB
- Brighton and Shoreham Tramways open-topped horsedrawn tram (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,000 × 788; 979 KB
- Brighton and Shoreham Tramways open-topped horsedrawn tram, end view (Ken Allbon).jpg 1,600 × 2,400; 1.74 MB
- Brighton Angel of Peace statue at sunset.jpg 3,000 × 1,980; 328 KB
- Brighton Aquarium, postcard (HM ~1903).jpg 3,000 × 1,986; 4.85 MB
- Brighton Aquarium, postcard (TucksSilverette ~1905).jpg 3,000 × 1,980; 5.02 MB
- Brighton Area Transport Services 1962-63 bus timetable, cover.jpg 1,050 × 1,600; 214 KB
- Brighton Beach from Palace Pier, postcard (Avery 1010).jpg 3,000 × 1,914; 3.46 MB
- Brighton Belle Mural, early sketch.jpg 1,173 × 683; 126 KB
- Brighton Belle Mural, partial.jpg 1,620 × 2,160; 2.07 MB
- Brighton Bus map, title page (BATS 1962-63).jpg 1,087 × 1,600; 164 KB
- Brighton Bus services (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 2,319 × 3,000; 5.84 MB
- Brighton Bus Services map (BATS 1962-63).jpg 3,000 × 2,143; 981 KB
- Brighton Buses coordination, 1961 (BATS 1962-63).jpg 1,048 × 1,600; 318 KB
- Brighton By Night, by HG Gawthorn (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 2,200 × 1,502; 2.44 MB
- Brighton Chain Pier unidentified 2.jpg 600 × 450; 43 KB
- Brighton Chain Pier unidentified.jpg 2,048 × 1,536; 804 KB
- Brighton Corporation K6B Bristol-ECW diesel bus, angle (Ken Allbon).jpg 1,200 × 1,200; 410 KB
- Brighton Corporation K6B Bristol-ECW diesel bus, side (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,200 × 1,237; 1.25 MB
- Brighton Corporation Tramways Class F tram No52 (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,600 × 1,734; 2.36 MB
- Brighton Corporation Tramways Class F tram No52, angled view (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,600 × 1,734; 2.13 MB
- Brighton Corporation Type B Tram, E No8, angle (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,000 × 1,647; 1.68 MB
- Brighton Corporation Type B Tram, E No8, side (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,000 × 1,336; 944 KB
- Brighton District Tramways, Falcon trailer tram, No2 (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,000 × 1,125; 1.15 MB
- Brighton District Tramways, Falcon trailer tram, No2, end detail (Ken Allbon).jpg 1,049 × 1,400; 416 KB
- Brighton Electric Trams, postcard, Victoria Gardens.jpg 3,000 × 1,936; 3.59 MB
- Brighton Festival Childrens Parade, Trafalgar Street (2016-05-07).jpg 2,000 × 3,000; 2.76 MB
- Brighton Fringe Events 2018.jpg 2,000 × 1,414; 745 KB
- Brighton Fringe mural, Middle Street (2015-07).jpg 2,000 × 1,497; 1.62 MB
- Brighton Fringe, venue board, Venue 195, BTMM (2016-05).jpg 1,564 × 2,000; 1.66 MB
- Brighton From the Terminus (Railway Chronicle Travelling Chart, ~1846).jpg 4,494 × 1,650; 1.79 MB
- Brighton Greenway approach, seating and Brighton Station (June 2016).jpg 2,000 × 1,334; 669 KB
- Brighton Greenway approach, station end (June 2016).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 3.64 MB
- Brighton Greenway, April 2016.jpg 2,000 × 1,334; 1.89 MB
- Brighton Hippodrome roughmodel view 01 (BIn3D 2018).jpg 3,000 × 1,314; 442 KB
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- Brighton Hove and District AEC-Tilling petrol STL-Type No4 bus, angled (Ken Allbon).jpg 1,600 × 1,330; 708 KB
- Brighton Hove and District AEC-Tilling petrol STL-Type No4 bus, side (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,000 × 1,125; 929 KB
- Brighton Hove and District AEC-Weymann No41 trolleybus, angle (Ken Allbon).jpg 1,200 × 1,200; 416 KB
- Brighton Hove and District AEC-Weymann No41 trolleybus, side (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,000 × 1,124; 904 KB
- Brighton Hove and District BUT-Weymann No44 trolleybus 391, angled (Ken Allbon).jpg 1,600 × 1,379; 804 KB
- Brighton Information Centre, leaflet, bothsides (~2013).jpg 1,129 × 1,200; 1.11 MB
- Brighton Map, cropped (Crutchleys 1860).jpg 2,669 × 1,231; 1.98 MB
- Brighton Map, cropped, Shoreham to Rottingdean (Crutchleys 1860).jpg 3,000 × 1,155; 2.29 MB
- Brighton Monopoly board, publicity backdrop (2017-11-10).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 4.49 MB
- Brighton Monopoly board, publicity backdrop, awaiting storage (2017-11-10).jpg 1,151 × 1,200; 1.09 MB
- Brighton Monopoly, boxes.jpg 2,000 × 1,334; 1.99 MB
- Brighton Motor Trials, July 1905, postcard (Mezzotint).jpg 3,000 × 1,941; 3.69 MB
- Brighton Motor Trials, July 1905, postcard detail (Mezzotint).jpg 1,244 × 697; 671 KB
- Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 2011.jpg 1,650 × 2,200; 1.37 MB
- Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, corner view, 2011.jpg 2,200 × 1,650; 1.38 MB
- Brighton Pavilion (stained glass at Brighton Palace Pier).jpg 1,600 × 1,600; 288 KB
- Brighton Pavilion 043, 2011.jpg 1,650 × 2,200; 1.29 MB
- Brighton Pavilion 048, 2011.jpg 2,200 × 1,650; 1.4 MB
- Brighton Pavilion Grand Entrance, engraving (NGB 1885).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 878 KB
- Brighton Pavilion in 1788 (NGB 1885).jpg 2,200 × 1,462; 635 KB
- Brighton Pavilion, Ted Bayley, detail.jpg 1,600 × 1,200; 1,010 KB
- Brighton Pier illuminated sign (May 2016).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 550 KB
- Brighton Pier screen (May 2016).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 749 KB
- Brighton Pier sign, detail (May 2016).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 392 KB
- Brighton Pier, seen from the Brighton Wheel, 2014.jpg 2,400 × 1,351; 1.7 MB
- Brighton Promenade arch, exterior.jpg 1,200 × 900; 703 KB
- Brighton Promenade arch, interior.jpg 1,200 × 900; 639 KB
- Brighton Promenade backdrop, Lawrence Watts.jpg 1,600 × 1,200; 1.01 MB
- Brighton Promenade, cliffside.jpg 1,200 × 673; 576 KB
- Brighton Promenade, enigmatic doorway.jpg 1,200 × 900; 654 KB
- Brighton Promenade, looking West, 2011.jpg 2,000 × 1,127; 1.84 MB
- Brighton Racecourse (BHOG ~1961).jpg 1,200 × 999; 876 KB
- Brighton Racecourse (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 1,594 × 1,797; 1.95 MB
- Brighton Railway Station building, clock.jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 1.73 MB
- Brighton Sports Arena, Withdean (BHOG ~1961).jpg 1,800 × 1,152; 986 KB
- Brighton Station (stained glass at Brighton Palace Pier).jpg 1,600 × 1,600; 219 KB
- Brighton Station approach (Brighton Greenway, April 2016).jpg 2,500 × 1,667; 2.93 MB
- Brighton Station interior, engraving (NGB 1885).jpg 1,600 × 1,080; 526 KB
- Brighton Station, David Mocatta building, rear.jpg 1,024 × 683; 499 KB
- Brighton Terminus, lineart (1870s).jpg 1,024 × 605; 455 KB
- Brighton Terminus, lineart (~1840s).jpg 1,024 × 657; 413 KB
- Brighton Town Hall (Merrifield 1860).jpg 3,000 × 1,672; 3.43 MB
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum celebrates new mural (CG 2010-12).jpg 2,000 × 1,330; 710 KB
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum entrance, seen from Frederick Place.jpg 1,000 × 1,000; 770 KB
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum rendered in Lego (LDD).jpg 1,280 × 998; 289 KB
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum square (Brighton Monopoly 2017).jpg 1,600 × 1,067; 1,008 KB
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum, card (Brighton Monopoly 2017).jpg 510 × 800; 223 KB
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum, new street sign 2014.jpg 1,200 × 1,200; 798 KB
- Brighton Tram detail.jpg 1,024 × 768; 387 KB
- Brighton Tram services (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 2,500 × 932; 1.8 MB
- Brighton VIP logo.png 672 × 656; 110 KB
- Brighton West Pier details (NGB 1885).jpg 800 × 373; 158 KB
- Brighton Wheel and beach (2014-07).jpg 1,200 × 1,800; 1.09 MB
- Brighton Wheel podless, Jan-2015.jpg 1,334 × 2,000; 1.31 MB
- Brighton Wheel, looking East (2014-07).jpg 1,233 × 1,800; 1.16 MB
- Brighton Wheel, Palace Pier, Volks, Terraces (2014-04).jpg 1,936 × 624; 276 KB
- Brighton, Hove and District AEC-Tilling petrol double-decker bus, angle (Ken Allbon).jpg 1,600 × 1,599; 1.27 MB
- Brighton, Hove and District AEC-Tilling petrol double-decker bus, side (Ken Allbon).jpg 2,000 × 1,125; 1.06 MB
- Brighton, Terrier Class locomotive LBSCR 40 (RWW 1935).jpg 3,000 × 1,391; 2.67 MB
- Brighton, The Aquarium, pencil sketch, postcard (PhotochromPencilette ~1937).jpg 3,000 × 1,898; 4.26 MB
- Brightons Tramways, Robert J. Harley, ISBN 1873793022.jpg 1,157 × 1,600; 329 KB
- BrightonWheel homepage, screenshot (2014).jpg 1,280 × 891; 315 KB
- Brockes Garden for the Blind, Brighton (BHOG ~1961).jpg 1,600 × 1,437; 1.2 MB
- Building Engines by the Seaside, lecture by Gerry Collins (2002-05-09).jpg 1,416 × 2,000; 408 KB
- Bulleid Leader.jpg 700 × 280; 47 KB
- Bungalow Station, Black Rock, Volks Electric Railway.jpg 1,059 × 597; 467 KB
- Buses Illustrated 123, June 1965, cover.jpg 688 × 1,024; 165 KB
- Buses magazine issue 723, June 2015 (Southdown issue).jpg 566 × 800; 383 KB
- Buses magazine, Southdown supplement, issue 723, June 2015.jpg 555 × 800; 275 KB
- Butterflies, metal disc artwork (TheLevel 2014-05).jpg 2,200 × 1,650; 2.92 MB
- Cab Road 011 (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 3.16 MB
- Cab Road 018 (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 2.9 MB
- Cab Road 019 (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 2.34 MB
- Cab Road 020 (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 3.35 MB
- Cab Road 021 (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 2.77 MB
- Cab Road 022 (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 3.48 MB
- Cab Road, view in (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 3.07 MB
- Cab Road, view out (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 2.48 MB
- Cab Road, view out, deeper (UnderBrightonStation 2018-01-18).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 2.55 MB
- Carousel and Helter Skelter, Brighton Pier, West Pier distant (May 2016).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 587 KB
- Catherine Simmons, Community Rail Partnership (LatestTV 2018-03-21).jpg 960 × 540; 232 KB
- Central Station, Brighton, postcard (BootsPelham 136907).jpg 3,000 × 1,905; 3.04 MB
- Central Station, Brighton, postcard detail (BootsPelham 136907).jpg 1,800 × 1,347; 1.41 MB
- Central Station, Queens Road, Brighton, PC 71 (Pictorial Centre 1910s).jpg 3,216 × 2,044; 4.21 MB
- Chain Pier, Brighton, engraving.jpg 1,200 × 900; 431 KB
- Chain Pier, Brighton, Lego Digital Designer.jpg 819 × 459; 92 KB
- Chain Pier, Brighton, plaque.jpg 1,200 × 804; 674 KB
- Chalet, Preston Park (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 1,524 × 2,200; 2.92 MB
- Childrens Play Area (TheLevel 2013-09-23).jpg 2,000 × 1,123; 1.13 MB
- Choccywoccydoodah, 3 Meeting House Lane.jpg 2,000 × 1,334; 1.69 MB
- Chris Littledale, Community Rail Partnership (LatestTV 2018-03-21).jpg 960 × 539; 140 KB
- Churchill Square area before redevelopment, 1939 map (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 1,199 × 1,200; 770 KB
- Clayton Windmills, lineart, Arthur Watts (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 1,751 × 2,200; 2.85 MB
- Climbing Boulders, Hove Park (Brighton 2018).jpg 3,000 × 1,689; 4.14 MB
- Clock Tower, Brighton.jpg 675 × 1,200; 614 KB
- Clock Tower, Preston Park (Brighton 2017).jpg 2,000 × 3,000; 3.42 MB
- Clock Tower, Preston Park, detail (Brighton 2017).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 3.37 MB
- Clock, Brighton Pier (May 2016).jpg 1,467 × 2,200; 312 KB
- Clockwork and Steam, 8 Western Road, Brighton (CollGaz 1991-04).jpg 789 × 1,024; 235 KB
- Collection of vintage toys, cutting (The Argus, 2003-07-18).jpg 1,600 × 1,364; 649 KB
- Community Rail Partnership, signing event (2018-03-21).jpg 2,200 × 1,653; 1.61 MB
- Cooks Hotel, Old Steine, Brighton (BHOG ~1961).jpg 1,904 × 2,400; 2.1 MB
- Court Royal, Kings Cliff, Brighton, postcard (Hewison).jpg 3,000 × 1,911; 4.66 MB
- Covered Walk, Madeira Drive, view East (BHAD10ed 1933).jpg 1,800 × 1,530; 1.56 MB
- Covered Walk, Madeira Drive, view West (BHAD10ed 1933).jpg 1,800 × 1,517; 1.52 MB
- Crazy Mouse ride, Brighton Pier (May 2016).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 582 KB
- Cricket Game, Regency Square, Brighton, postcard (4091).jpg 3,000 × 1,874; 3.08 MB
- Daddy Long Legs.jpg 1,024 × 768; 260 KB
- Danger Poisonous Monkeys, Brighton.jpg 1,200 × 1,200; 291 KB
- Dinnages Diecast, 16 Little Preston Street, Brighton (CollGaz 1991-04).jpg 1,024 × 728; 226 KB
- Doyles jeweller, The Lanes (Brighton 2014).jpg 3,000 × 2,542; 4.77 MB
- Drinking Fountain, Queens Park, Brighton, postcard 166.jpg 1,970 × 3,000; 4.77 MB