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The Lost Streets of Brighton in the James Gray Collection
11th November 2020 at 7:00 pm - 31st January 2021 at 11:30 pm
This online lecture is also available on the Regency Society's Youtube channel for as long as the lecturer is happy for it to be available.
James Gray was particularly fascinated by sights which were about to become demolition sites. In the mid twentieth century in particular several entire streets in Brighton disappeared to be replaced by new development. These streets feature strongly in his collection. Where were they and what is there now? What can we learn about heritage and housing from these images?
Mary McKean is chair of the Regency Society. She created the website for the Society of Brighton Print Collectors and has been leading the project to create a new website for the James Gray Collection since 2018.
The image above is of Manchester Row, which ran between Upper Bedford Street and Montague Pace in the area just south of Somerset Street in Kemptown, together with a photo below taken in 2020 by Jayne Paulin of approximately the same view.