10 Things You May Not Know About Brighton
Everyone who lives and visits Brighton can agree on the fact that it is a special place with a varied and interesting history. It goes without saying that because of this there are many facts about Brighton people don’t know, and in this infographic we explore 10 of them.
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For those visitors using a screenreader, here are the top ten little known Brighton facts:
- The Royal Pavilion was used as a military hospital for Indian soldiers during World War 1
- Pink Floyd’s first performance of Dark Side of the Moon was at Brighton Dome, although it was interrupted with technical difficulties during Money
- Brighton Marina is one of the largest in Europe with space for around 2000 boats
- Bing Crosby’s last public performance was at the Brighton Centre on 10th October 1977
- The world’s first cargo flight – carrying lightbulbs – left nearby Shoreham in 1911
- The Duke of York cinema is the oldest purpose built cinema in the UK
- There are 85 miles of planking across Brighton Pier
- Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors had Brighton’s first ever telephone number – Brighton 1
- There are more than 400 pubs in Brighton
- Brighton Pier is nearly two kilometres in length
Find out more about some of Brighton’s architecture featured here.