Tag: Rose Collis

Wild Times at the West Hill

The West Hill pub, dramatically perched at the bottom of Buckingham Place, used to be called the Belle Vue Inn. It was built as a public house in 1852 by local builder Edward Hilder Ade and was owned by Vallance Catt and Company brewers. The name would still […]

Charles Dickens

Brighton Connections

Concluding our review of Dickens in his bi-centenary year, local author and historian, Rose Collis writes about his connections with Brighton – from the New Encyclopaedia of Brighton. Dickens was a regular visitor to Brighton, first visiting in 1836 while he was writing Oliver Twist. Four years later, […]