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Uploaded on:
16/08/2011 18:36
File Size:
2.43 MB
3639 x 2461 pixels
1560 views 14 downloads
Digital Media Bank ID: 14719
Original Filename: dmas_ha902181_d01_ab10.jpg
Description: Monochrome mounted photograph showing the front entrance of the original Bedford Hotel, Brighton. Several passersby visible.
Categories: Timeline/ 1950s  
Copyright & Re-use
Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Photographic Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photographic Print
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1940s
Description (Object or Artwork): This photographic print shows the original Bedford Hotel building on the King's Road, Brighton. Originally opening in 1829, the building was designed by Thomas Cooper, one of the town commissioners. By the middle of the 1800s it had established itself as one of Brighton's most fashionable hotels. The author Charles Dickens was one of its most famous guests; his novel 'Dombey and Son' was completed while staying here. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1964. A new Bedford Hotel was erected on the site in 1967. The new development also featured a block of flats, Bedford Towers.
Subject tags:
Brighton & Hove
Other Keywords: local history, social history
File info
Media: Image
Size: 2.43 MB; 3639 x 2461 pixels; 308 x 208 mm (print at 300 DPI); 963 x 651 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: HA902181