From the bottom of the Warren Farm Well

On 25 March 1858 work began on a new water well at the Warren Farm Industrial School in Woodingdean. It took four years of digging before workers found water. By this time they had created the deepest hand dug well … Continued

Hidden Nature: Tiger-lily burning bright in Royal Pavilion Wonderland

Today’s Heritage Open Day Hidden Nature post examines the Tiger-lily found within and around the Royal Pavilion. During Covid-19 lockdown I started cataloguing Mike Jones’s wonderful drawings of plants and flowers in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. Where possible, I try … Continued

The Old Curiosity Shop: Dickensian Delights at Royal Pavilion & Museums

When Charles Dickens visited Brighton 175 years ago he probably didn’t imagine that his touching of a doorbell would transform the simple object into a museum piece. It has been well documented that Charles Dickens made several visits to Brighton: … Continued