Drawing room at 38 Dyke Road, Brighton, 1960s

This is a drawing from memory by Conrad Volk of his childhood home. It was made in the 1960s when preparing a biography of his father, the Brighton inventor Magnus Volk (1851-1937).


After almost three decades, Conrad remembers his family’s dining home with some detail, even including the reflection in the mirror of the wall and ceiling opposite.

During the coronavirus lockdown we have probably become more familiar with the spaces within our own homes. Some of us might be thinking about the homes of families and friends and how much we’d like to see them again.

If you were to pick a room to draw from memory, which one would you choose and what objects might you highlight?

Author: Dan Robertson, Curator of Local History & Archaeology


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