Albert Huggins Heppell – ‘Professor Cyril’ (1866-1912)

The Paddle Round the Pier contest takes place in July; an event of which ‘Professor Cyril’, the Edwardian bicycle diver, would surely have approved. Professor Cyril or the more prosaically named Arthur Huggins Heppell, spent six years in Brighton, riding … Continued

Lieutenant Colonel John Fawcett (1803-1878)

Lieutenant Colonel John Fawcett, first Mayor of Brighton, 1854. Before the creation of the Borough of Brighton by Incorporation on 19 January 1854 the town was led by Town Commissioners. Several attempts had been made to create a Borough prior to 1854; supporters … Continued

A Zoological Gallery at Brighton Museum

The Booth Museum  in  Brighton has been in existence since 1874 when it was simply the Booth Museum of Birds. 100 years later, during the 1970s, it became the Booth Museum of Natural History when the science collections from Brighton Museum … Continued

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