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The Sussex seaside towns of Brighton and Hove, now combined as a city, attract millions of visitors every year.
Apart from their enviable coastal location and dynamic cultural scene, they also have a wealth of history. In Celebrating Brighton & Hove, local author Kevin Newman highlights the people and events of Sussex's seaside city from the past right through to the present.
He looks at the celebrations of yesterday, the remarkable individuals and the feats of great achievement and ambition.
Here too are the places that make this favourite coastal city unique, vibrant and irresistible to visitors. The author explores the traditions and history that extend to today, and investigates industry and industrialists that have provided employment and prosperity across the ages.
Among the items featured are the festivals and events that Brighton and Hove host, and the local heroes and benefactors.
Also included are heartening stories of restoration and rejuvenation.
From literature to sporting success, the worthy to the wartime city and inventions to royal visits, Celebrating Brighton & Hove highlights the city's fascinating history and defines what makes it so special today. Illustrated throughout, this book will be a valuable contribution to local history and of immense interest to residents, visitors and all those with links to this seaside city.
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