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Pool Passage is a remnant of old Brighton that is fast becoming a twitten jammed with wheelie bin skips from the nearby restaurants. It is one of the last surviving elements of what was Brighton's 'East End'; a very poor part of the early resort. There is a book of 1924 by George Aitchison -"Unknown Brighton"- which has an atmospheric watercolour of the passage giving it a Dickensian air; it hasn't changed much but we must be careful it does not become a private 'steal' from the city (or a 'gated area' as it is euphemistically termed). As with all such alleys it does suffer anti-social elements but make sure it is used!

By Geoffrey Mead (07/11/2011)

Nice to see these history pages as I was researching a book I have - Unknown Brighton by George Aitchison - as our family have ties to Brighton, Plumpton, Chailey etc.

By Jonathan Prettejohns (09/01/2013)