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The James Gray Collection::Volume 10a::London Road Area
Railwaymen streaming down New England Road on their way to a hurried breakfast, in 1912. They started work at 6 am, and had a break for their breakfast between 8 and 8.30. Most of the men lived quite near to the Works, in such streets as Argyle Road, while others lived in Railway houses in adjoining roads.
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The above aquatint engraving by William Daniell, published in 1823, shows Thomas Read Kemp’s new home, The Temple, on Montpelier Road. This shows the house as it was first built, before various alterations were made. The house is still there today, although much changed, as the Brighton & Hove High School for Girls, and the tall flint stone boundary wall still surrounds it.
The James Gray Collection::Volume 3::The Seafront
WARTIME BRIGHTON -This is one of the best of the few photographs of Brighton seafront during the war, which are now available. Thought to have been taken as late as August 1944, when the threat of invasion was long past, it shows the desolate scene which Brightonians had endured for four long years. Pillboxes, tank traps, barbed wire, to say nothing of the mines concealed beneath the beach. Abandoned wooden capstans and the significant gap cut in the West pier. On Kings Road, the Old Ship Ho...