Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

Where and when?

By Jennifer Drury

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove' page

The questions

Where was this photograph taken?

Name of the Mayor?

What was the Kipling?

I am looking forward to MyBHers coming up with the answers.

This page was added on 08/05/2018.
Comments about this page

The "where" bit is easy. It's the gardens in front of the Royal Pavilion. Could it be raising money for the building of the destroyer HMS Kipling in the late thirties? The destroyer was named after Rudyard Kipling who had recently died and had a connection with nearby Rottingdean. The mayor could possibly be John Nanson.

By Janet Beal (09/05/2018)

Yes Janet, late 1930's is correct; the town were saving towards the cost of building HMS Kipling which was constructed in 1937.

By Peter Groves (09/05/2018)

The buildings to the right of the display are in Pavilion Parade, whilst on the left is the curved frontage of the old building at one time used by the Art College, on the corner of Grand Parade and Edward Street.

By Alan Hobden (09/05/2018)