Portslade Old Village 
conservation area history trail

The trail begins in Easthill Park (BN41 2FA). You can either read the transcript or - better still - watch the Youtube video on location. Click on the Portslade Village History Trail map, and begin your one thousand year time travel adventure in a one mile walk.

On your walk you will learn about lepers, medieval graffiti artists, war time stories and business deals that brought great wealth to the few, and lives as servants for others. 

Portslade timeline. 1066 to 2023

Journey in time from 1066 to the current day a century at a time. Find out about Portslade's Norman manor house, its medieval church, 17th century cottages, Victorian mansions and even its own brewery. Click on the photo to learn more.

Easthill Park history trail

Easthill Park celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. This free audio guided walk will tell you about the rich Victorian family that once lived here, the Great Storm of 1987 and the tragic story of a spitfire pilot.. Click here or on the map to get your free audio guide for your phone or device.

In-depth study of Portslade history

Judy Middleton is a well-respected local historian. This well-researched web page will give you every detail you could ever want to know about Portslade. Click here or on the photo

 

Historic photos of Portslade, Hove, Hangleton and Brighton

The James Grey Collection - photo archive of The Regency Society

James Gray, 1904–1998, was a local collector with a passion for the streets of Brighton and Hove, and, as time went on, further afield.
Working all his life in insurance, his initial collection of stamps gave way to local topographical photographs with the chance acquisition in the 1950s of a few images of Western Road. From then on he built up a massive collection: many of the entries are copies, exchanged with other collectors, others are views that he purchased or, more recently, that he commissioned.

 

Click here to view the photo index.

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