North Laine History

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This year I will be offering guided walks on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. The walks start from the front entrance of Brighton Museum and finishes in Church St. The walks last an hour and forty minutes. The tour costs £5 with £4 going towards the North Laine Community Association and one pound going towards maintaining this website. You don’t have to book, just turn up.

North Laine was Brighton’s industrial suburb for more than a hundred years with water, animals and wood being processed into beer, ginger beer and mineral water, meat and furniture. Much of the Victorian townscape, when North Laine was a manufacturing and commercial centre as well as a residential district, is still there to be seen and in recognition of this North Laine became a Conservation Area in 1977.

This walk will trace the historical development of North Laine and then introduce you to the area’s historical buildings and sites. It will follow the route in the leaflet ‘Discover the North Laine on foot’ which can be picked up in ‘Raining Books’ in Trafalgar St.

Here is a description of the route that we will  follow.

The dates for this year’s walks are:

Wednesday 30 May at 6pm

Sunday 17 June at 11am

Wednesday 4 July at 6pm

Sunday 15 July at 11am

Wednesday 1 August at 6pm

Sunday 12 August at 11am

Wednesday 15 August at 6pm

Sunday 2 September at 11am

Meet outside Brighton  Museum

Guided Walks by Peter Crowhurst