Albion Cottages

Photographed c1930

This is a photographic print of Albion Cottages, Brighton. It was made by the Borough Surveyor's department, shortly before the buildings were demolished. Albion Cottages, along with many of its neighbouring streets, was erased by the slum clearance programme of the 1930s. This substantially redeveloped the area of Brighton between Albion Hill and Edward Street.

Photo:This is a photographic print of Albion Cottages, Brighton. It was made by the Borough Surveyor's department, shortly before the buildings were demolished. Albion Cottages, along with many of its neighbouring streets, was erased by the slum clearance programme of the 1930s. This substantially redeveloped the area of Brighton between Albion Hill and Edward Street.

This is a photographic print of Albion Cottages, Brighton. It was made by the Borough Surveyor's department, shortly before the buildings were demolished. Albion Cottages, along with many of its neighbouring streets, was erased by the slum clearance programme of the 1930s. This substantially redeveloped the area of Brighton between Albion Hill and Edward Street.

Reproduced courtesy of Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museums, Brighton & Hove

This page was added on 12/11/2006.
Comments about this page

During the 50s I delivered newspapers for Harry Croydon, a newsagent in Richmond Buildings, the next street up Albion Hill. If these buildings in the photograph were demolished in the 1930s slum clearance, what happened to all the newspapers that I delivered to the non-existant doorways? Or was it that only some of the buildings were demolished, as I seem to recollect that there was a large and fairly new building at the Albion Hill end; part of the Tamplins Brewery?

By Ron Burtenshaw (28/02/2007)

I agree with Ron, I don't know who said these buildings were pulled in the thirties, that's a gross error. My name is David Hall we were a big family living at 49 Albion Street which was immediatley below Albion Cottages. We lived there untill 1957 that's when the council rehoused us at Manor Farm, Kemptown.

By David Hall (09/09/2007)

Your caption writer is Wrong. I lived at 2 Waterloo Place on the Lewes Road from 1950 to 1970 and I used to play with David Hall and I remember him and his family well. The cottages were demolished in the early 1960s to make way for the brick monstrosities stacked all over Richmond Street and Albion Stret.

Editor's note:
Thanks to you, and other posters, for indicating the incorrect captioning of this image. We will be looking into this and correcting it .

By Rod Ackers (17/10/2007)

I remember David Hall. I also lived in Albion Street as a boy. I knew his dad as well and his brother Henry. I worked with three of the Hall family on the Albion Hill flats development, in the plastering gang run by a Welsh man by the name of, Bill Price,very hard work. David's dad ran the huge mixer that was going all day. I also remember David getting his first new bike. His brother Henry picked up from a shop in london road, wonder if he remembers me?

By George Watkins (otherwise known as Duffy (17/05/2009)

Re Duffy Watkins 17.5.2009: Yes, I remember Duff, you, me, my Dad Stevey. And of course we can't forget Tommy Linen. Good days. Remember that day you took the aluminium lift door down Richardsons to get some money to take your girlfriend out that night? Also playing in Albion Street when you had those six guns - you had to pull the bullets apart, put a cap in then put the bullets in the guns? I thought they were great trouble but you woudn't let me have a go. Geat re-living old times. Best wishes.

By David Hall (04/05/2010)

I was born in Albion Cottages in 1945 & lived there until I was 7 years old so they definitely weren't demolished in the 1930s. I also remember the Hall family, Dad Henry, Mum Emmy, sons Henry, Steve, David and Roger, also a sister I think her name was Rita. I lived at no.7.

By Dave Golds (08/07/2011)

Hi Dave, I can confirm that Albion Cottages were not demolished as part of the 1930's slum clearances - they remained in tact until around 1959, when they were demolished to make way for Albion House and Church Way.

By Andy Grant (08/07/2011)

Thanks to all for the information provided on Albion Cottages. My ancestors lived at Numbers 13/15 around 1871/1881. Could anyone tell me where they were located before being demolished? And does anyone by any miracle have any other images?

By Angela Shearing (13/10/2013)

My mother was a Bashford - her mother was Emma Golds who was born in 1890 and died in 1945. Her father was  William Richard Golds. When Emma was born they lived at 16 Claremont Row and then moved to 20 Albion Cottages, Brighton. Any information would be useful.

By Rodney Fowler (12/07/2015)

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