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Historic Brighton

Written by Julia Latham on

Caroline in the Hove office is very involved with local history activities and has written to describe the following events taking place in the city.

Heritage Open Days are taking place across the country this week from 8th - 11th September 2011, and Brighton and Hove are staging one of the largest events, with over 100 free attractions across the city, these include tours of the Theatre Royal, The Royal Pavillion Stables and many many more. A major part of Brighton and Hove's Open Door event this year is the My House My Street project, which has been put together by a group of volunteers at The Regency Townhouse in Brunswick Square.

The project, which has involved over a year's worth of research and data collation, and has produced histories for ten streets across the city (Tidy Street, Over Street, Kemp Street, Robert Sheets, Queen's Gardens, Charles Street, Waterloo Street, Upper and Lower Market Street and George Street.) These histories chart the development of the street, who lived there and when, their architectural significance and any other interesting information that cropped up during the research process. On Sunday 11th September the My House My Street team will be in the ten streets talking to members of the public and residents and to also provide tours of the streets.

The team have also produced posters for every house in these streets which show every resident that has lived in that house since 1841 to roughly the 1960s/70s. Sounds like a fascinating weekend to explore the streets of this vibrant city.

Julia Latham

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