About Cheapside

Photo:Cheapside from London Road

Cheapside from London Road

Photo by Maureen Brand

Photo:Cheapside looking towards the new station site

Cheapside looking towards the new station site

Photo by Maureen Brand

Photo:Cheapside, 1870 plaque

Cheapside, 1870 plaque

Photo by Maureen Brand

Photo:Cheapside, Senior Girls doorway sign

Cheapside, Senior Girls doorway sign

Photo by Maureen Brand

A brief history

By Maureen Brand, North Laine resident

Cheapside was built in the period 1842 to 1847. Today very little is to be seen in the street apart from the side of a closed supermarket and one side of what is now City College. Evidence remains on the City College wall of schools of the past.

School plaques

Two plaques proclaim:

"These public elementary schools were erected by the Brighton School Board AD 1870 and formally opened by The Right Hon W J R Cotton MP Lord Mayor of London on the 13th day of July in the same year..."

and

"These schools were rebuilt in 1937 by the Brighton Education Committee and opened by the Mayor Councillor Herbert Hone JP on 17th January 1938..."

Over a closed doorway is the sign "Senior Girls".

This page was added on 11/05/2008.

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