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March 2021

Brighton c1830-1855 – from successful Regency resort to troubled early Victorian one (part 1 of a 2 part talk)

March 17 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

by Dr Sue Berry. In the mid 1820s, Brighton was a large and prosperous resort with a long, famous frontage and some very striking leisure buildings where visitors could meet.  The Pavilion, revamped in an Indian style, and the Chain Pier became popular subjects for prints and paintings.  A secure future beckoned. Yet, by the late 1820s, all was not well. Building slowed down, some projects stopped.  A national recession, and the need for the resort to improve its public…

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Brighton and Hove c1855 – 1870 – a successful Victorian seaside resort with controversial health issues (Part 2 of a 2 part talk)

March 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By Dr Sue Berry. Between the later 1855s and 1870, Brighton’s expansion greatly affected the surrounding parishes, particularly Hove.  This took place in spite of the controversies which appeared in the national press such as the poor sanitation and its links with infections in all social classes, and the unsuccessful attempts to quash Anglo-Catholicism in Brighton, which became a major centre of it. In spite of controversies, Brighton flourished and development spread into the parishes to the north and west. …

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April 2021

A Denman Century – The work of Samuel, John-Leopold and John-Bluett Denman, 1876 to 1982 (part 1 of a 2 part talk)

April 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Duke of Wellington Pub, Shoreham. image: David Robson An Illustrated talk by David Robson. Three generations of Denmans ran an architectural practice in Brighton  over a period of a hundred years. During that time, they completed hundreds of buildings across Sussex including such landmarks as Lewes Town Hall, the Hove Club, The Brighton Masonic Centre, the Sussex Eye Hospital and what would be one of Britain’s last great country houses at Eridge. And beyond the Sussex boundaries they built the…

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A Denman Century – The work of Samuel, John-Leopold and John-Bluett Denman, 1876 to 1982 (part 2 of a 2 part talk)

April 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Citizen's Building Society, Brighton, portrait of JL Denman by Joseph Cribb_web. Image: David Robson An Illustrated talk by David Robson. Three generations of Denmans ran an architectural practice in Brighton  over a period of a hundred years. During that time, they completed hundreds of buildings across Sussex including such landmarks as Lewes Town Hall, the Hove Club, The Brighton Masonic Centre, the Sussex Eye Hospital and what would be one of Britain’s last great country houses at Eridge. And beyond…

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