Probably the worst, and certainly the largest, of the slum areas was in that district between Edward Street and Richmond Street, usually referred to as the Carlton Hill area.
Narrow Streets and courts almost back to back ran at right angles from the steeply climbing Carlton Hill and Sussex Street. Mostly built between 1810 and 1850 they had long exceeded their useful life and were responsible for the jibe that Brighton was the town with "the Queen Anne front and Mary Ann back".
In 1933 Brighton Corporation embarked upon an extensive scheme to clear these slums and on this and succeeding pages are to be seen many of the streets which were completely swept away.

Despite its name this narrow slum street saw very little of the sun. Perhaps an unconscious humourist named it thus. The view here is from Carlton Hill to Edward Street. Demolished 1933.

Image Reference: JG_24_049.tif
Date: 1928
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 140x90
Place: Brighton
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