In the wake of World War II, Britain was swept by a desire to modernise – and Brunswick Square, Brunswick Terrace and Adelaide Crescent were destined to be replaced by high-rise blocks until a group of passionate conservationists, led by Antony Dale, stepped in.
They became the Regency Society of Brighton and Hove and helped to win the argument that we should treasure and preserve the best of our past. One of our roles is to campaign for equally high standards when new development is mooted.
We want everyone to enjoy, understand and appreciate our city as it grows and changes, so we run a world class lecture programme, organise tours and visits to places of architectural and cultural interest and provide information about maintaining and living with historic buildings. You also get free day passes to National Trust and English Heritage properties. And our social events are popular, too.
AGM and elections
The committee for 2013-2014 was elected on 3 April at our AGM. You can see brief biographies and some of their ideas for the coming year here.
Annual review 2012
What did the Society set out to achieve and how well did we do in the past year? Download our Annual review 2012 here.
How we make decisions
We're an opinionated lot, as anyone who follows our views on planning, listing and the development of our city knows. But how do we decide what opinions to share and where do our ideas come from? Find out more...
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