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A REINVESTIGATION INTO THE TRANSITION FROM SPA TO SEASIDE TOURUISM USING BRIGHTON AS A CASE STUDY part three
Appendix ONE and TWO
Maps showing the development of Brighton:
1. 1554? - 16th century representation of Brighton being burnt by the French, from Underwood E. 1978, BRIGHTON, Batsford, London, opposite p80.
2. 1744 - Farrants replication map based on the 1744 Rate Book and other fragmentary records, from Farrant S. 1980, GEORGIAN BRIGHTON, University of Sussex, p10.
3. 1779, Yeakell & Gardner's map reproduced in Hollingdale E. 1979, OLD BRIGHTON, George Nobbs, Norwich, p110.
4. 1799, Cobby's map from the Brighthelmston Directory, reproduced in Hollingdale E. 1979, OLD BRIGHTON, George Nobbs, Norwich, p111.
5. 1808, Marchant's plan, reproduced in Hollingdale E. 1979, OLD BRIGHTON, George Nobbs, Norwich, p112.
6. 1824, Sicklehurst's map, reproduced in Sitwell 0 & Barton M. 1938, BRIGHTON, Faber, opp p 132.
7. 1827, Bruce's plan, reproduced in Gilbert E W. 1975, BRIGHTON, OLD OCEAN'S BAUBLE, Flare, Sussex, fig 29.
Memorials and epitaphs to Dr Richard Russell.
ON THIS SITE STOOD RUSSELL HOUSE WHERE LIVED FROM 1759 RICHARD, RUSSELL. M.D.,F.R.S. IF YOU SEEK HIS MONUMENT LOOK AROUND
Number one is located on the Albion Hotel and identifies the former site of Russell's house.
Number two is the memorial to Russell in South Mailing Church, Lewes, where he lies buried.
The Albion Hotel plaque is misleading in that it incorrectly states that Russell lived there from 1759. Reference to the South Mailing memorial indicates that this was the year of his death. Such errors typify the confusion that exists about the importance of Russell in the development of seaside tourism from that of the spa resorts. Russell's true influence is probably summed up best by the words of his son William, quoted by Musgrave p56.
Brighthelmstone was confess by all
T' abound with females fair
But more so since fam'd Russel has
Preferred the waters there.
Then fly that dangerous town ye swains,
For fear ye shall endure
A pain from some bright sparkling eye
Which Russell's skill can't cure.
The venerable doctor would no doubt have been astonished to learn in retrospect that Brighton's eventual fame was established on being a pleasure dome rather than innovative medicine.
Also Russel is spelt with one L in his book. Someone could not even get his name right!
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Brighton's Crimean Cannon.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.
The Last Fisherman - Rory's Grotto.
Tourism and the Sussex Downs - South Downs National Park.
Crystal Palace - a key tourist location between London and Brighton.
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