House history talk

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The first of Andrew Bennett’s talks at the Brighton History Centre was very well attended.

The aim was to create an informal atmosphere in which people could ask questions during the talk and chat amongst themselves afterwards.

Andrew gave an overview of the workhouse system in the UK and continued to explain which records belonging to the Brighton Workhouse (including Warren Farm) are held at the East Sussex Record Office.

Andrew’s second talk on house history was again well attended.  He talked about the resources that are available at the East Sussex Record Office which can help those reseaching the history of their house.  Various resources are available ; these include title deeds (deposited from firms of solicitors), Brighton & Hove building plans; new buildings 1862 – 1932 and building alterations 1830 – 1943, rate books and some estate agent records. It is best to contact the Record Office in advance as some items may not be held on site.

The Brighton History Centre itself has several resources which can help with house history, including maps, street directories and census returns.

The next talk, ‘Family History’ will be held on Thursday 14 October.

Brighton workhouses talk, Brighton History Centre
Brighton workhouses talk, Brighton History Centre

Details can be found on our what’s on pages.

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