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This map shows the extent of redevelopment that occurred when the Sainsburys superstore and Vogue Gyratory system were built. The red lines on the map represent the original property outlines and boundaries as found in the 30’s when the site would have still been well established. The vast majority of Hollingdean Road (at the bottom right hand quarter of the map) is unchanged, also the elbow of D’Aubigny road and Mayo road is little changed in terms of property boundaries even though the station forecourt is now gone.

The only real changes outside the confines of the Sainsburys & Vogue Gyratory site are at the junction of Lewes Road and Hollingdean Road, where the end of Hollingdean Road would have been just on the north side of “The Hub” public house, now in the centre of the Vogue Gyratory (N.B. The Hub is referred to as “The Counting House” on the map). The original junction of Lewes Road and Upper Lewes Road would have been just outside the north end of Melbourne Street.

By GHOST TRAINS - 8/5/2008 8:47 PM


The space in the centre, which is currently occupied by the petrol station, would have originally been a continuation of the frontage of 4 storey houses, more or less identical to 94 Lewes Road. The old Gaiety Cinema (previously the Vogue Cinema, from which the road junction takes its name) would originally have occupied the part of the Vogue Gyratory immediately between The Hub public house and the Sainsburys car park.

The petrol station on the corner of Hollingdean Road and Hughes Road was constructed at about the same time as the Centenary Industrial Estate was developed. There was originally an earth bank on the site which raised the height of the northern edge of the Coal and Goods Yard up to the same level as Prince’s Road and D’Aubigny Road Junction. Two unidentified buildings were demolished to make way for the petrol station forecourt: judging from their size and shape they were probably both business or industrial premises.

By GHOST TRAINS - 8/5/2008 8:50 PM