The Argus: yesterdays 


Pier’s long history

The Argus:

1:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

ON DECEMBER 4 1896, the first pleasure pier in Brighton was destroyed by a storm. Even though the original structure no longer remains, the history of the Chain Pier lives on, and it paved the way for a string of popular entertainment attractions at the city’s shoreline. FLORA THOMPSON reports.

Lighting up the city

The Argus:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

DUBBED the largest seasonal display of festive illuminations on the South Coast, Brighton’s Christmas light switch-on also delights people ready to celebrate the season to be jolly. As December gets under way, FLORA THOMPSON looks back at some of the most striking and celebrated displays The Argus photographers have captured over the years.

Sport Nostalgia

Former Seagulls: Norman Albert Gall

The Argus: Norman Albert Gall

11:40am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Position: Defender Born: September 30, 1942 in Northumberland Time at The Albion: 1962-74 Apps: 448 (four goals) Height: 5ft 9in Weight: 11 st 5lb His story: For 11 years Norman Gall was Albion’s ‘Mr Reliable’.

100 years ago

Low birth rates and marriages during the First World War

The Argus:

12:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

During the First World War, there was a massive drop in birth rates across the whole of England – and Brighton was lagging right from the start.

Then and Now

100 Years Ago: Bonfire celebrations surrounded by death

The Argus: argus button

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BONFIRE night has always been a night of great excitement but also one of risk as a terrifying story from a century ago in The Argus archives goes to show.

Mystery Pictures

Mystery Pictures

The Argus:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DOES anyone know what Gabrielle Lavelle, from Hailsham Equestrian Club, was up to in this picture where she appears to be dressed in Highland costime, circa 1983?

Past Present

Adam Trimingham tells us of the the fire that tore through Uppark House

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 29th November 2014

Twenty five years ago a handsome stately home caught fire in one of the biggest blazes ever seen in Sussex.


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