Comments about this page

It appears to be a little known fact that during the early 1940s the wine cellars of the Royal Pavilion were transformed into air raid shelters for many people of Brighton. We walked down Edward Street, living in High Street at the time, early in the evening of the summer of 1940. You were then turned out very early in the morning around about 5am, being the summer it was light by then.

By Kenneth Ross (21/02/2007)

On the north west corner of New Road there used to be a wine merchants - Crabbies.  Their wine cellars stretched up Church Street in one direction and back towards the Dome and Corn Exchange in the opposite direction. Apparently there is a 'tunnel' from the Dome to the Royal Pavilion - so that 'Prinny' wouldn't get wet. That tunnel also linked the Royal Pavilion with Mrs Fitzherbert's house (now the YMCA) in Old Steine.

By Geoff Chaplin (11/02/2009)

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.