North Brighton, Preston, Withdean & Patcham Through Time, by Anthony Beeson

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North Brighton, Preston, Withdean & Patcham Through Time, by Anthony Beeson
North Brighton, Preston, Withdean & Patcham Through Time, by Anthony Beeson

Published by Amberley in 2013, 96 pages. Paperback (N5639)

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From the rear side cover: 'Preston, once a village with an independent life, is now Brighton', wrote Edward Verrall Lucas of the main subject of this volume in 1904. The same thing might also be said of Patcham and its hamlet of Withdean, which are the other protagonists within these covers. Preston and Withdean were noted for their trees in the 'barren waste' of Brighton. Their modern development followed the 1854 removal of the Preston turnpike. This volume is arranged geographically as a series of five textual peregrinations through Preston, Withdean, Surrenden and Patcham. One starts from the Preston viaduct while others commence from Preston Park Avenue, Preston Circus, Preston Drove and Preston Park's Rose Garden. The many previously unpublished illustrations come from the author's collection.

The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in the northern parts of Brighton, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of East Sussex and beyond....
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