Brighton Books Publishing will launch the 2nd edition of “Hilly Laine to Hanover” upstairs at the Hanover Community Centre on Saturday 1st December 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Many thanks to Joe Wheeler for sponsoring the event – look out for your invitation, delivered with copies of the Herald or pick one up from the Community Centre.
“Hilly Laine to Hanover — a Brighton Neighbourhood” by Lavender Jones and Jacqueline Pollard was first printed in 1999. It was so popular it soon sold out and Brighton Books Publishing have decided to publish it again.
This reprint has several unseen photographs and has a smart up to date format and some new text.
The book covers a geographic area from Carlton Hill to Elm Grove and Queens Park Road to the Lewes Road. It includes the history of Hanover from its earliest beginnings to the modern day. Many of the people interviewed were born and lived in Hanover all their lives and their stories are told in their own words. A whole generation is recorded here describing their memories of a very different place than the one it is today.
The book covers many historical features such as the Phoenix Brewery, the local pubs, shops and schools. The Home for Penitent Females, churches, the two world wars and the every day street life of the area, and much more. There is something for everyone.
The book will be for sale at the Community Centre Book Launch. Copies will also be available at Barrie Alderton Estate Agent’s office on the corner of Montreal Road/Southover Street, and Wheeler’s Estate Agents and Brian Archer Organic Butcher’s shop on Islingword Road.