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A PEEP INTO THE PAST:
BRIGHTON IN THE OLDEN TIME, WITH GLANCES AT THE PRESENT.
By JOHN GEORGE BISHOP,
Author of "The Brighton Pavilion and its Royal Associations," "Strolls in the Extra-Mural Cemetery," &c.
CONTENTS: The Brighthelmston Directory for 1800—Introduction—The Town—The Professional
and Trading Community—Lodging Houses and Lodging Letting. Fashionable and Popular Amusements—Introduction—The Assembly Rooms: The
"M.C." Dynasty—The Old Theatres: "Near the Stein;" The Theatre in North
Street; The Theatre in Duke Street; The Theatre in New Road—The Promenade
Grove—Loyal Festivities, Sports, &c.—Horse Racing: Brighton Races—Cricket—
Cock Fighting, Bull Baiting, &c. The Steine and its Associations. Notable Houses on the Steine—The Manor House: The York Hotel—Russell House:
The Albion Hotel—Marlborough House—"Single Speech" Hamilton's—Lady Ann
Murray's—the Mansion of Mrs. Fitzherbert. The Inns of Brighton in 1800 and their Associations—Sea Bathing—The Coaching
Era—The Railway and its Growth—The Post Office—Telegraphy in Brighton
—North Street—Religious Edifices in North Street : The Friends' Meeting
House—The Chapel Royal—The Countess of Huntingdon's. A Pioneer in Local Journalism—Mr. William Fleet. A Retrospect of Twenty Years—Brighton, 1850 and 1870. Hove and Preston.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
" Mr. Bishop possesses all the qualities of an antiquary; and though the production of this work must have been most laborious, we feel from the freshness and simple rigour 0$ the text that the author's heart was in his work."—Brighton Gazette.
" Every chapter shows evidence of patient investigation, careful selection and excellent arrangement, and the author will, we are confident, have his work regarded as one of the 'local classics.' "—Brighton Guardian.
"A local history of special interest to all who have recollections of old Brighton, as well as to readers generally."—Brighton Examiner.
" Mr. Bishop has evidently spared no pains in gathering the materials for his graphic picture of old Brighton. The illustrations, consisting of fac-similies of rare old pictures and prints, old maps and sketches, are carefully executed, and add interest to the work."—Sussex Daily Netvs.
" The work is more than complete; and if it does not satisfy those who profess to take an interest in local history, they must indeed be difficult to please."—Brighton "times.
" This interesting work is a welcome addition to our local history. It will be read with interest by Sussex men generally and not a few who reside out of its boundaries. The rapid development of the Queen of Watering Places, from an obscure seaside resort to London-super-Mare, has absorbed and defaced many of its most interesting early associations, and Mr. Bishop brings them back to us in vivid word-pictures aided by the pencil of the artist."—East Sussex News.
" The book is one which should find a place in the libraries of all who take any interest in the early history of the rapidly-formed town of Brighton."—Sussex Advertiser.
"The work should find a place in every local book-case."—The Brighton Record.
May be had of J. G. BISHOP, "Brighton Herald" Office, and of the principal Local Booksellers.