Discover North Laine on foot

Photo:Meet here at Brighton Museum for the start of the walk

Meet here at Brighton Museum for the start of the walk

Photo:The guided walk  will cover much of the route to be found in this leaflet available in Raining Books, Trafalgar St

The guided walk will cover much of the route to be found in this leaflet available in Raining Books, Trafalgar St

Guided Summer Walks this July and August

By Peter Crowhurst

Why a Conservation Area?

Join me in a guided walk around the North Laine Conservation Area this Summer. North Laine has been a Conservation Area since  1977 and the planning protections provided by Conbservation Area status has meant that the area has retained its Victorian townscape and character. As the North Laine  Conservation Area Study says ' The development of largely Victorian housing, but including a wide variety of small industries, workshops and other commercial premises, was accelerated by the coming of the railway and the construction of Brighton Station adjacent to the north west.

This lively mixture of land use still exists and although there are few buildings of individual architecutal merit, it has in good measure what is described as ''the rich texture of metropolitan life'' with several streets of modest Victorian terraced housing whose attraction lies in their simple, repeated facades.'

My walks will introduce you to the interesting buildings that North Laine has and some of the people who have lived in the area. The walks last around an hour and a half and begin at Brighton Museum and finish in Church Street.

When are the walks?

The walks take place on Wednesdays at 6pm on July 12th and July and Sundays at 11am on August 20th and August 27th

Donations of £3 go towards the North Laine Community Association

The walks will  cover much of the route covered by the 'Discover the North Laine on foot' available from Raining Books and the Visitor Point at the top of Trafalgar St. You can of course do this trail yourself with the leaflet and if you wish with the podcast that Geoffrey Mead and myself have made available for you. I have also made available notes for use with the leaflet found here

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