To mark the anniversary of the opening of Brighton College's Chapel in 1859, College Archivist James Harrison takes us on a tour of the history of this now beloved College building.
Memories of Brighton College
It is with thanks to T John Reynolds (Le. 1955-59) that we recently received a lovely picture of what could be the first wedding of an Old Brightonian to have taken place in the school chapel.
Fenwick House opened in 1983, becoming the first girls-only House at Brighton College.
I found an old Sussex County Magazine from 1951 with an article about the College. Some interesting pictures and insight into how the school came into being.
Many thanks to Mervyn Dunhill (Bristol 1959-1964) who sent some rather delightful photos in to the OB office.
I enclose a picture of my form in the Junior School, about 1946. Recognisable boys are Acker, Woodthorpe, Seagull, Drayson, Little, Hill I and Hill II, Goldstein.
Richard Thornburgh sent us this wonderful postcard of the Junior School when it was in Lewes Crescent.
Malcolm Jenkins (H. 1951-55) writes reading the August newsletter about Sir John Chilcot, O.B. President, prompted me to revisit an old photograph taken circa 1954, of some of the inhabitants of Hampden House, including John Chilcot. The photo was taken at the top of the bank, which was out of bounds to all but prefects’ feet, with the old tin sheds which housed Hampden at the time, in the background!