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Photographic Print

Uploaded on:
2011-08-19 19:10:00.0
File Size:
1.74 MB
3508 x 2474 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 16492
Description: Monochrome photographic print of the connecting bridge to the Birdcage Bandstand. Bridge is covered with barbed wire as part of wartime defence measures. View west from King's Road Lower Esplanade. From the Local History collection. c.1944.
Categories: Timeline/ World War Two (1939-1945), Collections / Local & Social History, Learning Themes/ WW2, Learning Themes/ WW2/ Seafront Defences  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: 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): c1944
Description (Object or Artwork): This black and white photographic print shows the connecting bridge to the 'Birdcage' bandstand on the King's Road bandstand. It is a view west from the Lower Esplanade. The bridge is covered with barbed wire as part of defence measures during the Second World War. During the early years of the Second World War, Britain was faced with the threat of German invasion. The British retreat from Dunkirk and the French surrender of June 1940 left the south coast dangerously exposed. Brighton's beaches were closed at 5pm on 2 July 1940, and defence measures were erected along the beach. Mines were placed along the beach and barbed wire barricades protected the front.
Subject tags:
Brighton & Hove
Other Keywords: local history, social history, esplanade, birdcage, bandstand, defence, kings road

File info

Original Filename: dmas_ha920125_d01_ab10.jpg
Media: Image
Size: 1.74 MB; 3508 x 2474 pixels; 297 x 209 mm (print at 300 DPI); 928 x 655 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: HA920125