QueenSpark Calendar 2008

Lost Shops of Brighton

By Sue Craig

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'QueenSpark Calendar 2008' page

Following the same format as last year's successful Lost Streets of Brighton calendar, Lost Shops of Brighton - QueenSpark Calendar 2008 features some striking photographs, most of which are previously unseen by the public. All the shops featured in the calendar have long since disappeared and viewed together in this special collection, conjure a wonderfully evocative portrait of the city's past.
The quote here from the Shops Book - Neil Griffiths (Queenspark Books, 1978) gives us a fascinating idea of Brighton shops and businesses in the 19th century:

"The 1875 directory for East Brighton listed 35 bootmakers, 3 breweries, 19 dress-makers, 15 tailors, 2 watchmakers, 2 tinners, 2 brushmakers and 2 basketmakers. By 1974 they had virtually all disappeared, apart from one jeweller and one costumier."

The calendar retails at £8.99 and can be purchased via QueenSpark's website if you go here.  A fantastic Christmas present - buy early to avoid disappointment.

If you're wondering why we're not promoting an East Brighton Bygones calendar for 2008, it is because we're not planning to produce one. Three EBB members are on a training course this autumn to learn the skills necessary to create our own by next year!

This page was added on 04/10/2007.
Comments about this page

Hi, I have been hunting for years for information/photographs of my great grandfather`s (Herbert Mowbray) hairdressing shop in Air Street Brighton (end of 1800`s and first one or two decades of the 1900`s). The Mowbray family were living in 7, St. Lukes Road (until their son William Ernest Leslie died after saving a fellow cadet from drowning - full military honours at the funeral in August 1913) and my g.g. grandfather Adolphus Stoner (son of George Stoner living in 44 Mighell Street in 1851). It would be wonderful if you have anything on the Mowbrays or Stoners, thank you very much, regards,

By stephanie
On 29/11/2007

I lived in Edinburgh Road off Lewes Road from 1944 when I was born until I was 21. I would like to know if anybody has any photos of that area.

By John Wyatt
On 06/02/2010