The History of Brighton's West Pier
An Article from arthurlloyd.co.uk. The Music Hall and Theatre History Website dedicated to Arthur Lloyd 1839 - 1904
The James Gray Collection::Volume 19::Western Road
WESTERN ROAD: IMPERIAL ARCADE The original Arcade, shown in these photographs, had a very short life of only 11 years. In 1923, the extensive premises of Smithers’ Brewery which covered a large area with frontages at 201, Western road and 89/90 North Street, was demolished. The cleared site was utilised for the construction of this arcade of shops, curving from Western Road through into North Street. There were 9 shops on the east side of the Arcade and 8 on the west. In 1934, when the…
Hungry Years, Brighton
Now a trendy bar, The Hungry Years was for a long time a rock bar/night club. It was my favourite hang out while at college and introduced me to the music of some great bands such as Heart, BOC and Kansas
The James Gray Collection::Volume 10a::London Road Area
Railwaymen streaming down New England Road on their way to a hurried breakfast, in 1912. They started work at 6 am, and had a break for their breakfast between 8 and 8.30. Most of the men lived quite near to the Works, in such streets as Argyle Road, while others lived in Railway houses in adjoining roads.
The James Gray Collection::Volume 7::The Old Town
Greater Brighton Celebrations, 30 May 1928. In the leading car were the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth). Despite the passage of 36 years, not a single building has been structurally altered.