Great Globe, Edward Street

Image of a demolished pub

Photo:Photograph of the Great Globe pub

Photograph of the Great Globe pub

Image reproduced with permission from Brighton History Centre

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
The Globe was one of a string of Edlins pubs, including the King and Queen, The Gloucester, The Abinger, The Burlington. Any other old photos of Edlins pubs?
By Andrew Edlin (07/04/2004)
The Great Globe Pub I used to visit was in Edward Street. From the view of the Dome, this photo is of Edward Street.
By Dennis Andrews (31/05/2004)
My great-great-great grandfather, Henry Godley, is listed as a publican at this establishment in the Post Office Directory of Sussex in 1890. It gives the address as 39, Edward Street and it was here that he died in 1892 aged 60.
By Alan Doyle (17/12/2004)
Fascinating photo of The Great Globe Pub. I assume the photograph was taken during the early to mid sixties. The clue is at the bottom of the hill: a cream bus. This would have been a BH&D vehicle with convertible open top body. This was so during winter, the open-top buses could be operated on normal inland services.
By Siegmund De Reuther (08/08/2005)
Henry Godley was my great-great grandfather. Nice to be able to see where he lived.
By Dennis Godley (01/10/2005)

I was delighted to see the photo which included Virgo's shop. As a young boy I used to go there to get the parafin for the heaters. It was a long narrow shop, quite spooky in places, with lots of dark corners. The shop, with its stores etc. ran up behind the gardens of the houses in White Street.

By David Wickham (20/11/2006)

Yes, it was on Edward Street, and I took this photograph on my pocket Zeiss Ikonta camera on the way home from school, I guess in early summer 1963 (not all the cream-liveried Lodekka buses were converted to open-top early in the season, at least not until Derby Day!).

By Martin Nimmo (23/02/2007)

Thank you for publishing this photo of The Globe in 1854. Leonard Burton my great, great, great grandfather was the inn keeper here.

By David Meadows (20/07/2010)

Yes, you were right - the Great Globe was in Edward Street and nearly opposite was the Little Globe. Also another pub that hasn't been mentioned is the Thurlow Arms on the corner of George Street and Edward Street. I lived opposite this pub in George Street and many atime the police were called there. Perhaps that is why it is now called the Jurys or because it's across the road from the law courts.

By Kathleen Catt (nee Cornford) (08/04/2011)

Thank you Martin Nimmo for taking this photo of the Great Globe pub, and to Andy Funnell for displaying it on Funnell's Wood. Mary Ann (Pearson) [formerly Stace] Funnell, my 2nd great great aunt, took over the license of this pub after her husband Benjamin died in 1878. Henry Godley came after her as the licensee. Great website, and excellent comments.

By Robyn (Pearson) Arkinstall. NSW, Australia (13/03/2016)

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