East Street

Then and now photos

19th century view
This old hotel was established in the 18th century.
Like several other inns, it was demolished to make way for Brill's Baths, which in turn were replaced by the Savoy cinema.

20th century view
The Savoy cinema opened in 1930 and could seat 2,300 people. It was renamed the ABC cinema in 1963, and was divided into four smaller auditoria.  The buildings across the street leading down into Pool Valley have changed very little over the last century, except for the demolition of the chimneys.

21st century view
This photo shows the Picture House pub in East Street. You can see the back of this pub elsewhere on the tour (select Pool Valley).

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19th century view

Image reproduced with permission from Brighton History Centre

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20th century view

From the private collection of Bert Clayton

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21st century view

Photograph by Tricia Leonard

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page

In the early 1960s I worked in the offices of Anderson and McAuley which was in East Street Brighton - and had an entrance in the Old Steine. I can't find much about the shop in Brighton though the Belfast store is well documented. I also worked for a summer job in Hudsons - the high class grocer next door to A & M. On the Hudsons page there is a picture of my mother-in-law to be - Doreen Barfield (the one with glasses at the till. http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__9560.aspx)

By Valerie Manchee Nee Rodda (26/10/2013)

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