Brill’s Baths

This photograph shows Brill’s Baths at the corner of East Street and Pool Valley in Brighton. The building opened in 1869 and was one of several popular sea water baths in the town.

Dating game

Dating photographs can be difficult, and it wasn’t until we could take a close look at this image that we could definitively date it.

Can you find the month and year yourself?

Answer

It’s January 1929. Both the posters for the Hippodrome and the Academy and Court cinemas confirm this.

Brill’s Baths were demolished in 1929 so this photograph was presumably taken as a final record of the building.

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