Other websites we like.

Some of them are invaluable for research, some are similar, some are just here because we love them.

So, have a look and spread the love!



This website is affiliated to the fantastic “Subterrania Britannica”. This site is incredibly useful as it shows a potted history for masses of disused, closed and abandoned railway lines throughout the U.K.



This site gives local people a chance to see the history of their local area first-hand by inviting material in the style of anecdotes and written accounts. It covers the whole of the Brighton & Hove area with very few exceptions and is updated seemingly by the minute. This site is a real gem.



This website, whilst having little direct connection with Railway Research, is an intriguing and very useful forum regarding new develop-ments across the U.K. which may include high-rise buildings. It is possible for people to leave notes or comments on particular develop-ments, blogging on particular buildings and updating all aspects of the planning applications for these particular projects. 



This is the website for the Adenstar Group, who are the construction company responsible for putting together “OneBrighton” and the eco-friendly houses at the front of the Brighton Railway Works Site, as detailed in the Brighton Railway Works part of this book.




You may be wondering what the Isetta Owners’ Club has to do with Railway Research, but they used to occupy Brighton Railway Works for a short period before its’ eventual closure. One of the members made a mission of trying to find the location of the original factory site and it makes for compelling viewing.







This website, Nigel’s Eco Store, is a centralised forum for the sale of buildings which have been designed to have a “green” advantage over conventionally constructed buildings. There is a section devoted to the eco-buildings at the front of the site overlooking London Road, as they have either been put forward for (or may even have won by now) some prestigious awards for their ecologically sound and forward thinking construction.




It might surprise people to know that politicians take a large interest in local redevelopment projects beyond the initial stages of planning applications! There is a section of this site dedicated to OneBrighton and its connection to the “Green Corridor”, a combined walkway and cycle path which runs through the centre of the site using the track bed of the old Lower Goods Line.


www.nostuff.org www.urbed.coop



Before the Brighton Railway Works site was redeveloped, there was a lot of opposition to it, principally because a major proponent of the plans involved a large superstore for Sainsbury’s, which it was thought originally may destroy the infrastructure of nearby London Road. These site charts the activities of some of the opposition groups and show some great pictures of the site both prior to and during redevelopment.




Veolia Environmental Services are responsible for waste disposal on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council. This site has a useful section dedicated to the Hollingdean Waste Transfer Depot.




As the name suggests, this site plugs the majority of Brighton’s mainstream attractions. It has a section dedicated to hotels and in particular the Jury’s Inn, which is a new hotel on the Brighton Works Site.





This is a truly awe inspiring website. There are a large number of collections covering all areas of Brighton & Hove with thousands of pictures available covering a century in old photographs. The catalogue is being constantly updated as sponsors come forward to fund the digitisation of the photos into a web-friendly format.




This site has some great old maps of towns in the U.K. Of particular interest are the ones of railway towns such as Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.


www.wikipedia.org & www.wikivisual.com


These two sites are web based encyclopaedia and have some good sections covering Brighton and Hove.




This is a truly indispensable website for the mysterious and fantastic Dumpman, who will stop at nothing (not even barbed wire, spiky fences and “keep out signs”) to bring us detailed commentaries of routes of long defunct railways, sewers, nuclear bunkers, underground rivers and quite a lot of other unusual but highly intriguing items. Contact Chris via the website for DVD’s of all of these things and plenty more at very reasonable prices. A fantastic resource for any local history fan.