The reason for the people in the roadway and for the photographs being taken was the fallen telegraph posts. The story which was told to me was for some reason the pole seen in the photograph, lying in the road just above Ashford Road, collapsed and brought down with it several other poles lower down Ditchling Road until that seen in the next view. This one was supported by the central tram standard. I do not know the cause of this collapse. This view was taken near the junction with Ashford Road. Note the vacant land available for building above the railings of St Matthias Church.

Image Reference: JG_20_149.tif
Date: 1914
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 148x97
Place: Brighton
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