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North Brighton Through Time

Preston, Withdean & Patcham

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Author: Anthony Beeson

'Preston, once a village with an independent life, is now Brighton', wrote Edward Verrall Lucas of the main subject of this volume in 1904. The same thing might also be said of Patcham and its hamlet of Withdean, which are the other protagonists within these covers. Preston and Withdean were noted for their trees in the 'barren waste' of Brighton. Their modern development followed the 1854 removal of the Preston turnpike. This volume is arranged geographically as a series of five textual peregrinations through Preston, Withdean, Surrenden and Patcham. One starts from the Preston viaduct while others commence from Preston Park Avenue, Preston Circus, Preston Drove and Preston Park's Rose Garden. The many previously unpublished illustrations come from the author's collection.

Book ISBN 9781445615400

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 19 Sep 2013

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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