Originally produced in collaboration with the Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre, this is a sequel to Backyard Brighton incorporating photographs taken by the Environmental Health Department in the late forties and early fifties of houses in Brighton that were scheduled for demolition in the fifties and sixties.
Each photograph is accompanied by reminiscences of families who lived in the houses which, unlike the narratives in Backyard Brighton, are generally positive – with many people expressing fond memories of the era and viewing the demolitions as a beneficial experience for the area.
The book provides an interesting historical account of ‘slum’ clearance for residents of Brighton and any other readers who might be interested in the architectural and social history of the city.
Back Street Brighton has been re-published together with its sister book, Backyard Brighton in a single edition. You can order it here.