The long stretch of beach between the Grand Hotel and East Street has been without groynes for as long as one can remember, if in fact there have ever been any here. This led to continued erosion that reached a climax during the autumn gales in October 1967. At this time the beach was so swept away as to reveal parts of the foundations of the Lower promenade and of the arches by which Kings Road was successfully widened.
These three photographs of 27 October 1967 show the extent of the erosion, which resulted in several of the arches being flooded by seawater at high tide. As a result Brighton Corporation decided to erect three wooden groynes along this unprotected beach and this work is now being carried out.

Image Reference: JG_03_022.tif
Date: 1967
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 144x110
Place: Brighton
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