Laying the foundations of the Tram Depot. The houses shown were the newly built houses in Dewe Road. It was originally intended to name this De Wet Road, after the South African General, but the inhabitants objected, so the name was contracted to Dewe. CORRECTION. The information I gave about Dewe Road is nonsense although it makes a good story! It was given to me by an old Brightonian and I accepted it as accurate. Some years later I stumbled upon the truth, which is that the road was named after Mr. W.T.Dewe, Chairman of the Sanitary Committee of Brighton Corporation, who had the houses built.

Image Reference: JG_28_076.tif
Date: 1901
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Size of Original: 155x115
Place: Brighton
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