Middle Street

Photo:The Traveller's Rest, Middle Street

The Traveller's Rest, Middle Street

The Traveller's Rest

By Jeremy Nicholson

One of my favourite places is the Friese Green Traveller's Rest, Middle Street. I love the little backpacker scaling the building. I expect that this place has housed many colourful Brighton visitors.

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
In the early 1960s I was a waitress in the Connemara Cafe; owned by Trudy Lynch, an Irish lady. The Connemara Cafe is now the Friese Green Travellers Rest. I still have a menu from then.
By Jennie Allport (11/02/2004)
This William Friese Green house is where 2 brothers lived with whom I went to school - the Tapsells. We went to Middle Street School in the late 40s.
By Ashlea Simpson (11/10/2004)
The Backpackers Rest was originally the Brighton home of William Friese-Greene, who is credited by many as the inventor of cinema.
By Peter Groves (28/10/2004)

I passed this house - or what is left of it today (6th May 2005). I could weep - it stands next to a building site and has had all character stripped from it, only the sign remains. Are there no laws to protect our buildings in Brighton?

By Geraldine Lord (06/05/2005)
I currently work in this building for a digital media company. Geraldine might be pleased to know that, although it's being used as offices now, it has been very nicely restored with many original features being retained including a beautiful, curving staircase.
By Karl (15/07/2009)

As a distant relative of William Friese-Greene I was interested to visit his Middle Street Studio site. I'm wondering if there are any old images of the studio or of William in Brighton?
[Editor: If you haven't seen it already, you may be interested in this page about William.]

By Phil Mullane (13/10/2009)

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