Eighteenth century celebs making Brighton their home

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Adam Trimingham takes a look back at some of eighteenth century celebs who made Brighton their destination of choice.

Stand by your man

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Adam Trimingham looks into the remarkable story of Phoebe Hessell

How Lord Attenborough was one of our very own

The Argus:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Legendary actor and director Richard Attenborough died on August 24, aged 90. He was born in Cambridge and lived almost his entire life in London but he had many links with Sussex and Brighton. Reporter Ben James looks through the Argus archives for more.

Can you provide more information on these pictures?

The Argus:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Does anyone recognise a mother or grandmother from this parade pictured below outside the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in 1959?

Brighton soldier tells of his brave escape

The Argus:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A century ago today, Argus readers got a glimpse into the terror of war through the eyes of a Brighton soldier.

Our new DVD on the way we were

The Argus:

3:01pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Tales of yesteryear have been enjoyed by Argus readers for many years. Now, as well as archive footage and stories, you can enjoy moving images of bygone years. FINN SCOTT-DELANY looks at our new DVD Brighton and Hove: The Way We Were A NEW DVD presents a fascinating look at life in bygone Brighton and Hove.

Lacking in variety

The Argus:

12:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

For more than a century there has been entertainment at seaside resorts to keep the holidaymakers happy – especially when the sun fails to shine.

The Clock Tower dressed up for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The Argus:

12:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Brighton was in festive mood for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II which brightened up the drab summer of 1953.

Brighton and Worthing Georgian travel destination

The Argus:

12:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE attraction of Brighton compared to Worthing in early Georgian days is shown in two books: ‘Brighton and its coaches’ (1894) runs to 300 pages but ‘Worthing and its coaches (1943) manages just 60.

Brighton seafront has always been evolving

The Argus:

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Sussex seaside has been hitting the headlines of late with the tragic blaze at Eastbourne pier and the breaking of the ground for Brighton’s i360 tower.

Actually, that’s not who you think it is

The Argus:

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Readers had to look long and hard at Christina Spencer on Monday to tell her apart from the real Kate Middleton. However, the 26-year-old is not the first lookalike to feature in The Argus.

Looking Back - The Regent ballroom

The Argus:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The Regent ballroom in North Street was a popular attraction in Brighton for many years with its famous springy floor.

Duke of York's continuous rebirth over the last century

The Argus:

7:03pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

More than 100 years old, the Duke of York’s lays claim to be the oldest continuous cinema in the country. Despite being bought by a multiplex chain two years ago, its arthouse offering has gone from strength to strength. FINN SCOTT-DELANY looks back.

Eggs and bacon then the gallows

The Argus:

7:01pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE end of a violent crime was played out 100 years ago this week.

A riot of colour, Abba, pride and high spirits

The Argus:

6:59pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

With Pride just around the corner, GARETH DAVIES takes a look back at how The Argus covered the festival ten years ago. There may have been a big change in same-sex marriage law this year, but rainbows, elaborate costumes and the feel-good factor of Brighton and Hove remain unchanged after a decade.

Notorious pickpocket arrested

The Argus:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE was drama in Eastbourne a century ago when a notorious criminal was caught in the act.

A hole load of trouble...

The Argus:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE part-collapsed seafront road has been causing misery for drivers in Brighton for the last few weeks. However, roadworks and holes in roads are nothing new and have been a regular source of stories over the years. Reporter Ben James looks back through the archives...

A hole load of trouble

The Argus:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE part-collapsed seafront road has been causing misery for drivers in Brighton for the last few weeks. However, roadworks and holes in roads are nothing new and have been a regular source of stories over the years. Reporter Ben James looks back through the archives.

A lasting impression

The Argus: A lasting impression

12:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

Most French towns and cities name a number of their roads after people who have made a real contribution to the area.

Lost Leicester Street

The Argus: Lost Leicester Street

12:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

Leicester Street in Brighton disappeared in a post-war slum clearance scheme for areas around Edward Street. But in its day it was a lively shopping street as this picture from the collection of historian David Rowland shows.

Adam Trimingham tells all about the history of the Uckfield to Lewes railway line

The Argus: Adam Trimingham tells all about the history of the Uckfield to Lewes railway line

9:54am Monday 16th June 2014

Uckfield suffered a bitter blow in 1960 when the railway line to Lewes was closed despite long and loud protests.

Adam Trimingham tells all about the history of the Uckfield to Lewes railway line

The Argus: Uckfield’s station in 1990. Photo by Simon Dack

9:30am Monday 16th June 2014

Uckfield suffered a bitter blow in 1960 when the railway line to Lewes was closed despite long and loud protests.

Celebrating 20 years of Komedia

The Argus: Komedia today, photo by Matthew Andrews

5:30am Saturday 17th May 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at the history of Komedia as it reaches its 20th anniversary

Central National School in Church Street

The Argus: Central National School in Church Street

5:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

The Central National School in Church Street was one of Brighton’s most unusual buildings, designed in Regency Gothic style.

Fighting for power

The Argus: Lewes Castle. Photo by Jim Holden

5:30am Saturday 10th May 2014

Adam Trimingham tells us about the bloody battle that deposed a King

Kemp Town beach

The Argus: Kemp Town beach

5:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

This lively picture of the beach in Kemp Town, Brighton, was probably taken more than a century ago.

Out with the old in Hove Council

The Argus: Hove Museum, where Hove Council met after a fire destroyed Hove Town Hall in 1966. Photo by Terry Applin

5:30am Saturday 3rd May 2014

Adam Trimingham tells how few people mourned the demise of Hove Council

Telscombe Tye

The Argus: Coast road at Telscombe Tye

5:00am Saturday 3rd May 2014

This picture of the coast road at Telscombe Tye was taken in March 1939 and there is not a soul to be seen. It was a single-carriageway concrete road, replacing a rough track which had run along the chalk cliffs from Black Rock to Rottingdean.

Adam Trimingham delves into the history of public transport across Brighton

The Argus: The very first motor passenger vehicle used locally by Thomas Tilling

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

Public transport came in all shapes and sizes a century ago in Brighton and Hove. There were still many buses pulled along by horses but their dominance during the late 19th century was now under threat.

The Old Steine as it looked more than 100 years ago

The Argus: The Old Steine in Brighton

5:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

The main difference between this scene more than a century ago and the same view today is traffic.

Adam Trimingham tells us about a Brighton engineer and his famous miniature coaches

The Argus: Adam Trimingham tells us about a Brighton engineer and his famous miniature coaches

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Miniature coaches were a popular attraction before and after the Second World War in many British holiday resorts.

Memorial procession in Hove to mark the death of King Edward VII

The Argus: Memorial procession in Hove to mark the death of King Edward VII

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Thousands of people in Hove watched a memorial procession to mark the death of King Edward VII in 1910.

The Lillywhites: a sporting clan

The Argus: The Lillywhites

5:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Find out about Sussex’s renowned cricketing family, the Lillywhites, with Adam Trimingham

Western Road, Brighton

The Argus: Western Road, Brighton

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

This is a view of Western Road, the main shopping street in Brighton, soon after it was widened 80 years ago.

Hotels: a history

The Argus: The Grand Hotel today, photo by Terry Applin

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

Adam Trimingham tells us the stories of Brighton’s long-standing hotels...

King Edward VII monument

The Argus: King Edward VII monument

5:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

King Edward VII was a popular figure when he came to stay in Brighton and Hove during his short reign.

Sporting successes in Sussex

The Argus: English cricketer WG Grace (right)

5:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

Adam Trimingham looks back at a cricketing great and a lavish local ground

Signal box at Preston Park

The Argus: Signal box at Preston Park

5:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Railway enthusiasts will appreciate this picture of the signal box at Preston Park, north of Brighton on the main line to London.

Artists of Ditchling

The Argus: Amy Sawyer

5:30am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Adam Trimingham finds out about one Sussex village’s eccentric artists

Dennett’s Corner tea gardens

The Argus: Dennett’s Corner tea gardens

5:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

This picture, taken more than a century ago, shows Dennett’s Corner tea gardens. They were strategically located at the spot where the winding road from the Dyke railway station emerged on to Devil’s Dyke road.

Bathing in Brighton

The Argus: Bathing in Brighton

6:10am Saturday 15th March 2014

These bathing machines for women in Brighton, provided by Bob Pearce, were pictured in 1875. Mr Pearce also had many machines available for men further along the beach.

A media melting pot

The Argus: Godfrey Winn

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at the talented journalists who started out in Brighton

Markets old and new

The Argus: The new neon sign for Brighton’s Open Market. Photo by Simon Dack

5:30am Saturday 8th March 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at the changing faces of Brighton’s markets

Dyke Steep Grade Railway

The Argus: Dyke Steep Grade Railway

5:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

This little hut and railway were constructed at the Devil’s Dyke beauty spot near Brighton in the late Victorian era.

Remember, remember...

The Argus: A fire broke out at Johnson's furniture shop in Western Road, Brighton, on November 5, 1970

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Bonfire Night in Brighton was particularly noisy and smoky on November 5, 1970. That was because a huge fire broke out at Johnson’s, a family-owned furniture shop on the north side of Western Road, near where Woolworths then was.

The great storm of 1987 had nothing on that of 1703, as Adam Trimingham learns

The Argus: A fallen tree at Old Steine, Brighton, during the storm of 1987. Photo by Simon Dack

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Few people in Sussex will ever forget the Great Storm of October 1987, which produced winds of near hurricane strength.

The life of a Lord

The Argus: Lord Olivier pictured in 1972

5:30am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Adam Trimingham takes a closer look at the Lords who have lived in Brighton

Southdown bus at Pool Valley

The Argus: Southdown bus

5:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

This fine old Southdown bus was built in 1929 and was open-topped so passengers could enjoy the sunshine.

Mrs Elizabeth R Cork writes...

4:51pm Friday 21st February 2014

Does anyone have any information on Ernest WJ Taylor, who died on February 6, 1960, at 29 Lennox Street in Brighton? The death certificate gives M Taylor (widow) of the same address.

The long haul up to Devil's Dyke

The Argus: A Victorian wagonette which pulled visitors all the way up to Devil's Dyke

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Going to the Devil’s Dyke beauty spot took an hour and a half by wagonette from Brighton in the Victorian era. The journey started in King’s Road, not far from the Aquarium, and two horses pulled the vehicle up Montpelier Road.



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