This photograph shows Little East Street in Brighton. It was taken on 16 June 1972 by the Town Planning Department of Brighton Borough Council.
Why was this taken?
Royal Pavilion & Museums hold numerous photograph made by various departments of the local authority. Usually these show buildings and streets at a moment of change, such as houses that are planned for demolition.
It’s not clear why this photo was taken. Little East Street is part of the historic Lanes, and it is unlikely that there were plans to redevelop the area.
The answer probably lies in the position of the camera. The photograph is taken from a window or the roof of Brighton Town Hall. it’s possible that an employee of the planning department liked the view, took the photo, and kept it within the archive.
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Author: Kevin Bacon, Digital Manager