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Very interesting. I'm curious about the buildings immediately to the east of Doctor Brighton's. Does anybody know when they were constructed? Were they from about the same period as Dolphin Cottage?

By Richard (20/05/2012)

Hi Richard, the buildings to the east of Dr. Brighton's (formerly the Star & Garter) have been somewhat remodelled since they were originally built. For many years it was the Jeweller's shop of Joseph Silvani and it can be seen in a drawing depicting the King's Road seafront by William Delamotte from the mid 19th century. It is evident that the building had round bays at that time. Purely as an educated guess, I would say the building was originally constructed in the first quarter of the 19th century. Regards, Andy.

By Andy Grant (21/05/2012)

Hi, just wondered if you know anything about the Silver Hotel, at 92 King's Road? I understand the Conference Centre is on the site now. My husband's great aunt Eva Wilson died there in 1921, aged only 54. She was a successful London actress, and possibly a suffragette. I believe it may have been a nursing home, as she had another address, 40 Grenville place, Brighton.

By Margaret Bailey (05/02/2018)

Silver Hotel was indeed just as you suggest. Kelly's 1914 has, at no 92 Kings Rd, the 'London & Brighton Medical & Surgical Nursing Home, Miss Bootle, matron'.

By Geoffrey Mead (06/02/2018)

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