The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18 in 1815 in what is now part of Belgium. Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated by a British-led coalition led by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Army. The battle marked … Continued
The Brighton History Centre will be presenting a free talk about life in Brighton in June 1953. Come and find out where you could have gone dancing, what films were on at Brighton’s many cinemas, where you could collect your … Continued
With jubilee celebrations planned around the country, staff at Brighton History Centre have been finding out about life in the city at the time of the Queen’s Coronation. Using cuttings from local papers and ephemera from our collections, we have … Continued
September means the start of a new school year and, as ever, the newspapers are full of stories related to education. A hundred years ago this month, however, journalists were talking not just about exam results, or who should be … Continued
Queen Elizabeth’s coronation took place on 2nd June 1953. Find this and other fascinating stories in our collection of local newspapers at the Brighton History Centre.