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October 2022

Seaside Hotels

October 19 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Brighton, BN3 2PJ
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A Regency Society free lecture by Karen Averby All are invited. No need to book. Since Brighton emerged as an exclusive resort in the 18th century, its varied visitors have required accommodation. In the early days newly built houses were leased for the ‘season’, but increasing visitor numbers led to the growth of commercial ventures, and permanent establishments—some quite luxurious. The grander seafront hotels of the 19th century were designed in the fashionable architectural styles of the time and represent…

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November 2022

The Victorian House

November 16 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Brighton, BN3 2PJ
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A Regency Society free lecture by Kit Wedd All are invited, no need to book.   The Victorian Building Site: the system of speculative suburban development, house planning and architectural style, the trades involved in constructing the house, and the hierarchy of labour on the building site.   Kit Wedd is a historic buildings adviser, a trustee of the Victorian Society and author of several books about old buildings. She worked for the Victorian Society, Historic England and the consulting…

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December 2022

The James Gray Collection website relaunch

December 14 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Brighton, BN3 2PJ
Free

The website of the RS photographic collection is being given a complete revision to include revised and additional text and newly-taken photographs to match many of the original 7,500 images. Mary McKean will introduce the new-look site, with a little bit of seasonal Christmas fun and cheer.

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