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A new site for the James Gray Collection

We still need your help with our next project!

The James Gray Collection contains over 7,500 historic photographs. It is the most heavily used service the Regency Society provides. The JGC is a unique resource of historic pictures of the whole of Brighton and Hove. We are fortunate to have it.

However, the original website of The James Gray Collection was very out of date. It was hard to understand and browse. Many captions were dated. It is also not suitable for use on modern tablets and phones.

How you can help

We wanted to give it a new lease of life with a new site. We have done this with help from a lot of people who know and care about Brighton and Hove and have been willing to help update the information about the images. You can now visit the new website, which was launched in December 2022.

However, the work is not quite finished. We still need help finding all the remaining places in the photographs and recording what is there now. We also need help with other tasks. If you are interested in the project but not sure if working on updating the information is for you—don't be put off!

Still time to join the team

You do not need technical expertise or extensive local knowledge. Just being interested and willing to help are the main qualifications. We are planning to make this a real team effort.

If you think you might be able to help revitalise the James Gray Collection, even in a very small way, sign up to the project mailing list.

Send an email to Kevin Wilsher and Mary McKean here.

Thank you in advance for your help.