This view, westwards from the foot of Middle Street, is a copy of a very ancient photograph, so old that one can only say with certainty that it must date before 27 January 1858! Note the flagstaff to the right of the gas lamp. It looks, and it was, in the middle of the roadway, being the flagstaff of the West Battery (1793-1858). Note there is no Grand Hotel (1864) and no West Pier (1866). The flagstaff was taken down on the date mentioned above.

Image Reference: JG_03_030.tif
Date: pre 1858
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 172x174
Place: Brighton
Additional Information: ┬ęPhilippe Garner

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