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Historic Postcards & Photos

Lewes Crescent/Sussex Sq. aerial view

The following have been made available to the Kemp Town Society. Particular thanks go to Rene Dee of Chichester Terrace for the majority of the postcards. When viewing the enlargements by clicking on them below, you can view next and …

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New Year Newsletter 2011

The Kemp Town Society turns expectantly to a new year in which to continue the work of conservation and vigilance to improve the Kemp Town Estate as well as providing events for the enjoyment of its members. This newsletter outlines our involvement in planning matters and those social activities planned for 2011 and reminders of those we enjoyed in 2010.

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The Brighton Marina Regeneration

Seawall Building across beach

Important Information on the Marina’s proposed development. As your Chairman, I have made a personal commitment to defend the Kemp Town Estate and the Conservation Area with vigour and integrity. You will see the depth of detail required to test the developer’s planning authority, which is also based on planning law and guidelines and confirmed by many experts.

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General Planning Information


Useful information relating to Grade I and II listing status, how the Kemp Town Society can help and support residents restoration and renovation projects. Includes contact information for the Society, conservation advice, planning permission and the Brighton and Hove council.

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The Opening of Roedean School in Kemptown in 1885


What do Nos 25 & 26 Lewes Crescent, No 3 Arundel Terrace, No 37 Chesham Road and Nos 29, 34, 35, 36, 37 Sussex Square have in common? They accommodated the first pupils of Roedean School from its foundation in 1885 to 1899 when the school moved to its present site.

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Newsletter Summer 2010

With three months of shimmering summer ahead of us there will be the usual round of garden parties, outings and sports events to enjoy before autumn makes its golden appearance.

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Thomas Read Kemp (1782-1844) A Day of Celebration

Kemp Town Enclosure Gardens 001

The Kemp Town Society organised, principally by Mark Eynon,  “A Day of Celebration of The Rev’d Thomas Read Kemp, M.P.”, who created the Kemp Town Estate and contributed most to the attracting the super-rich from London to live in Brighton. It …

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The Black Rock Arena


The recent public statement by the developers insists that the development is alive and that the planning application will be sent in before the end of the year.

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Proposed communal bins in Brighton and Hove


KTS correspondence to the Council – click to download the following Microsoft word documents: Letter to Councillors re bins (Sept 07) Councillor letter of Nov 12th Rubbish Collection Article Letter to Residents re bins (Jan 08) Update April 2008 The …

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