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from the Chief Warden of Brighton

6 July 1942 This is a typed paper letter from H.B. Johnson, Chief Warden, regarding the prior arrangements and information that needed to be delivered and obtained by wardens, in the event of compulsory evacuation in Brighton, due to invasion. The letter is dated 6 J

Photographic Prints

1942 Photographic print showing two women planting potatoes in a field in Brighton. Two tractors can be seen in the background. Part of a series of photographs taken showing agricultural work taken in the Brighton area as part of the war effort during the Seco

A Hillside Village in Provence

c1910 - 1914 This painting by Henry La Thangue shows a hillside view in Provence. A girl in paysanne dress leans on a stick on the side of the hill top surrounded by trees and bushes. Behind are the tops of houses and a church tower. The painting was presented to Brig

Photographic Print

1942 This is a photographic print copy of John Benett-Stanford (1870-1947) and is taken from the autobiography by Ella K Maillart, Gypsy Afloat, London, 1942. Ella Maillart assisted John Benett-Stanford on his boating and yachting exploits. The print shows him

Photographic Print

c1929 This photographic print was made by the Borough Surveyors Department. It is of the dovecote at Moulsecoomb Place, Brighton. This structure was frequently visited by the Prince Regent during his time in Brighton, and became popularly known as The Princes T

George 'Joe' Back (1865-1942)

George Frederick Back (known as Joe), who worked on at Preston Manor as 'odd man' and night-watchman in the years before the First World War. Later he became a road foreman on the Stanford Estate in Brighton. He retired in 1932 and died in 1942, aged 77 y

Defence (General) Regulations, 1939

1939-1945 This is a leaflet that refers to Regulation 50 of the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939 and explains the powers this regulation allowed for during the Second World War. These powers included the removal of fixtures and materials from buildings, which we


1942 This is a circular metal and paper badge for Brighton & Hove's War Weapons Week. Printed in blue on the badge is an illustration of a warship and 'Brighton & Hove War Weapons Week'. The badge was made by Thomas Fattorini Ltd., in Birmingham in 1942.


This is a flint flake with some residual cortex. It may have been made in the Neolithic or Bronze Age and was found at Withdean, Brighton & Hove.

Magic Lantern Slide

Monochrome magic lantern slide showing May pole dancing, with audience in the background.

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