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BRIGHTON, SUSSEX
From 1811 onwards Brighton became even more fashionable, with over 100,000 passengers travelling there each year by coach.
 

 
London to Brighton
Jim Selby & the 'Old Times'
1888
Jim Selby established the record from London to Brighton and back again in
7 hours & 50 minutes
 
newspaper cutting
The Graphic
 
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Brighton
Vanderbilt Coach & Greys
passing the Old Ship Hotel
c.1910-12
 
postcard, date unclear 191?
badly faded
Anderson collection
 
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Brighton
Vanderbilts coach
passing the Albion Hotel
c.1912
 
postcard
Anderson collection
 
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Brighton
Lord Leconfields coach
'Old Times'

1912-13
 
postcard, posted 1913
donated by Peter Whitcomb
 
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en route to Brighton
Lord Leconfields coach,
'Old Times'

1911
 
photograph
George Grantham Bain Collection
 
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Brighton
Coach outside the Old Ship Hotel
c.1910-12
 
postcard, no date
contributed- Mr & Mrs K Denton, Portsmouth
 
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Brighton
outside the Old Ship Hotel
Vanguard bus for London
c.1906-08
 
postcard used 1908
contributed- Rev.J.Pallister
 
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Brighton
Old Stein & Tram Termini
c.1903-06
 
postcards x3 earliest used Mar.1906
contributed- Mr & Mrs K Denton, Poole
& in house archive 12
 
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Brighton
Railway Station
c.1900
 
postcard unused
in house archive 12
 
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Brighton
Devils Dyke
Dyke Station
c.1910
 
postcard unused
in house archive 12
 
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Stage Coaches between
Brighton & London

In 1811, 34 coaches, each way, every day, carried over 12,000 passengers each month between London and Brighton.
This continued until the completion of the new railway in 1841.
For years the 52 mile trip took 14 hours, one way, this length of time being considered a good speed. By 1823, with much road improving, better coaches & crews the time was 10 hours. In 1888, Jim Selby established the record from London to Brighton and back again in 7 hours and 50 minutes. Starting at Hacketts, in Piccadilly and finishing at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton. He made the trip with the coach 'Old Times' which began running in 1866.
 


Alfred Vanderbilt 
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Alfred G. Vanderbilt
NY Times, 29 March 1908
NY Times, 23 April 1908
 
Vanderbilt memorial
 
Lord Leconfield 
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