On this site until about 1870 existed two streets of notorious slums, known as Pimlico and Pym’s Gardens, vividly described by Dr. N P Blaker, then house surgeon to Brighton and Hove Dispensary. These hovels were so foul and insanitary that in the early 1870s Brighton’s first slum clearance got rid of them. They were replaced by the houses seen in these photographs, named Tichbourne Street after the Tichbourne claimant who had addressed meetings in Brighton. A century passed and some of these houses were showing their age. Photographed on 25 June 1978 all the houses on the west side had been removed, and some redevelopment should now be possible on a large site between Tichbourne and Bread Streets.

Image Reference: JG_25_145.tif
Date: 1978
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 151x94
Place: Brighton
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