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A Day at The Brighton Pavilion, NDHLS
June 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm£25.00
11th June 2019 will mark the final event of Northiam & District Historical & Literary Society’s 2018/19 season.
Members and guests are invited to come with us on a coach trip to The Royal Pavilion, Brighton.
The trip will start at 09.15am when the coach leaves the car park adjacent to Northiam Doctors Surgery TN31 6ND. It will be due back at 5.45pm, traffic permitting!
And now a bit of history! George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) first visited Brighton in 1783. He found the discretion gained in being so far from London and life at Court suited his raffish lifestyle and particularly his not-so-secret liaison with Mrs Fitzherbert. By 1787, the Prince had established a home in a modest farmhouse and promptly commissioned the finest designers, including Henry Holland and John Nash, to improve and enlarge the property.
However, successive monarchs did not require the same levels of privacy and after the London – Brighton railway opened in 1841, Queen Victoria disliked the constant attention from the crowds she encountered in Brighton. In 1850, the Royal Pavilion was sold to the Municipal Borough of Brighton which has gradually restored the main building to the resplendent creation that George IV knew and loved.
The result is what you can visit today!
Please note that pre-booking and payment is essential.
The cost of £25.00 includes the coach trip and entrance to The Royal Pavilion and the fee must be pre-paid.