Photos of a Lost Brighton from 1972-1974

Pictures of the popular seaside resort taken by Charlie Verrall

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Love is the greatest isn’t it? April 1973

These photos were taken by Charlie Verrall who was living in Newhaven at the time but who was working in Brighton, East Sussex – a very popular English seaside resort about 60 miles from London. At lunchtimes he would often go out and with his SLR camera and take photographs around the area of Edward Street where he worked. More of his fabulous photos can be seen at his flickr site.

If you recognise any of the locations, which are all pretty central, please leave a comment.

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Derelict shop, October 1971

Brighton Charlie Verrall

May, 1972

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Derelict House, October 1971

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Dodgems, Brighton pier, March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Ashtons Funeral Parlour, March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

March, 1974

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Palace Pier, March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Howells Alms Houses, March 1972

Charlie Verrall

No Parking outside derelict building. Brighton, March 1972

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Old printers in Lavender Street, April 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

‘Resting in the winter sun’ March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

School’s out! Middle Street school, December 1972

Brighton Charlie Verrall

March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Palace Pier, March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

April 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

December 1972

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Road between King’s Place and Bond Street, looking towards Bond Street, March 1974

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Central Coal Company, March 1974

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Central Coal Company, 46 North Road, March 1974

Brighton Charlie Verrall

October, 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

May, 1973

Bins off St James’s Street,

Brighton Charlie Verrall

March, 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Bus queue, January 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

‘Resting in peace’, April 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

‘A helping hand’, April 1973

‘Brighton conversation piece’, April 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Aladdin’s Cave, St James’s Street, April 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Palace Pier sign, March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Embassy Accommodation Bureau, March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

15-17 Portland Place, March 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

The school was knocked down shortly after this photograph was taken. The original school was the Union Charity School established in 1807 as a boys’ school on 1807, followed by a girls’ school in 1809. February 1973

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Fish stall on the lower promenade, September 1972

Brighton Charlie Verrall

Selling fish on the lower promenade, September 1972

Charlie Verrall

Green’s Garage, April 1972

Charlie Verrall

Watching the building of Brighton Marina, March 1972