There is a wealth of detail in this old photograph. In addition to the strangely clad fishermen and boys, the black fisherman’s huts and ancient capstan, the narrow gas-lit Kings Road and wooden railings, provide a striking contrast with the same area today. The scene is roughly the site at the present fish market, between Black Lion Street and Market Street. the arches shown are those constructed when this portion of Kings Road was widened between 1864 and 1867. Gradually the fishermen were persuaded to give up their huts and instead use the arches for storage of their tackle.
This is another photograph by Edward Fox, and may have been taken at any time between 1867 and 1886. One cannot date it with any certainty.

Image Reference: JG_03_209.tif
Date: 1867-1886
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 210x162
Place: Brighton
Additional Information: No comment

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