|Book Title||: Baxter s Stranger in Brighton and Directory comprising a brief account of the town With a map and other engravings|
|Author||: John BAXTER (Printer, of Lewes.)|
|Release Date||: 1826|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
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The town of Brighton was founded by railroad man and real estate developer Daniel F. Carmichael at the junction of the Denver Pacific (now Union Pacific) and Denver and Boulder Valley Railroads. Carmichael determined, "There should be a town here that would do credit to the splendid valley." The junction, originally named Hughes after the first president of the Denver Pacific Railroad, had a long history as a crossroads of the West. The town grew into an agricultural center for the Platte River Valley with a thriving sugar beet industry, dairies, and canning factories, but the changing economy would transform Brighton first into a suburban community and now into one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.
New Brighton's unique and rich history dates back to 1788. Its location on the Beaver River attracted industries, such as the Townsend Company, Wilson's Mill, Sherwood Pottery, Standard Horse Nail, Dawes and Myler, and the Pittsburgh Wallpaper Company, and brought immigrants in search of employment to the thriving community. Some businesses that supported the growing town were Kenah's Apothecary, Milo Wilson's Butterine store, Bestwick Hardware, A.D. Gilliland Dry Goods, Ewing Brothers, and Stuart Magee's grocery. Notable citizens included Edward Dempster Merrick, a 19th-century entrepreneur who founded the Merrick Art Gallery; author and journalist Grace Greenwood; and the famous Noss family. New Brighton opens a window to an era of bustling businesses and industries, Junction Park, school days, and yesteryear modes of transportation. It also gives a rare look inside the house known locally as the "Castle," built in 1894 by 19th-century industrialist Frederick Merrick.
A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickpockets and vagabonds all went about their business with impunity. Crime took place on the streets, on public transport, in homes, pubs, prisons, asylums, workhouses and brothels - it was all part of everyday life in Brighton and Hove in the late 1800s. Read about the notorious railway murderer, Percy Lefroy, who appeared at his trial in full evening dress and went to the gallows in an old brown suit. Gasp at the audacity of a temptress who fell in love with a doctor and tried to poison his wife, with strychnine laced chocolate. Then there's little Emily, a girl who received imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a few tempting pieces of gingerbread while a gaggle of disruptive young women loved causing a riot, flirting with men and smashing windows. It was madness and mayhem in those weird and wonderful times - and it's brought vividly to life by Janet Cameron in Brighton and Hove - Murder and Misdemeanours.
This book focuses on the three decades during which Tony Gardiner was an ordinary spectator at the Brighton National Speed Trials; the previously unpublished images he captured then, together with his colorful recollections, bring back to life the dramatic atmosphere of a day at the races, Brighton-style.
Vikings, Saxons and pirates! Burned in a barrel of tar! Brighton’s historical horrors revealed! Rioting rockers, seditious suffragettes and two terrible trunk murders! Strike! Barbarity at the Battle of Lewes Rd! Sweeter than poison: The true story of a Brighton femme fatale! Strafed by Nazi machine-gunners: The true story of the Brighton blitz! Containing more than 60 illustrations and two thousand years of history, here is the terrible true story of Brighton, once dubbed ‘The Queen of Slaughtering Places!’
During the course of the 19th and 20th centuries Brighton grew from a small fishing village on the Sussex coast to a large thriving city, popular with residents and visitors alike. Much building work went on during this time, but sadly many of the theatres, cinemas, dance halls and churches that were such a part of life in these earlier times have either been made redundant or converted for other uses or demolished. One of the iconic buildings of the city is St Peter's Church. When it was first built it stood at the entrance to the main part of Brighton, on the road that goes past the Royal pavilion to the Palace Pier. It was the first important design that Sir Charles Barry created. He later became one of the foremost architects of Victorian times being responsible for the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle (now known to millions of television viewers as Downton Abbey). St Peter's is a fine example of Barry's work, but this book will record how a chancel was added to the north of the building seventy-five years after the original structure had been completed. We will also see how the incumbent of St Peter's became Vicar of Brighton which put him at the centre of the building and development of other churches throughout the town. In the twentieth century St Peter's continued to be the spiritual hub for civic life in the town, but there was one occasion when the vicar failed to get to the church for the Sunday morning service. Later on the church suffered an arson attack, and the century ended with an extraordinary impromptu time of reflection in the early hours of 1st January 2000. However as the new century began, it was recognised that falling attendances and failing masonry could lead to St Peter's going the same way as other older buildings in the city. The church authorities did not have the financial resources to cover all the expenses that this grand old building was requiring, and thus St Peter's came under the threat of closure. This horrified the inhabitants of the city who saw St Peter's as being just as much a part of the cityscape as the Pavilion and the Pier. To the great delight of all, the church was eventually saved through the last minute intervention of Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London. This book documents the story of a church that, amid many ups and downs along the way, has come to be much loved in Brighton, Hove and Sussex.
Situated on the Hudson River, the Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal operated its railroad/maritime complex for over 100 years in this area. After its shutdown in 1967, community advocates, already lobbying for nine years, continued their successful campaign for the site to become a public park. With over 1,000 acres, Liberty State Park opened on Flag Day--June 14, 1976. Today, this recreational landscape features the Nature Interpretive Center, Liberty Science Center, and a section of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. Liberty State Park, in Jersey City, is the only place in New Jersey where one can board a ferry to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Liberty State Park showcases the rich cultural and environmental history of this landscape's transformation from an abandoned waterfront transportation hub into one of America's most exceptional state parks.