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Brightoniana: Is this Brighton?

I have a modest but growing collection of Brighton and Hove ephemera that includes documents, postcards and now a stereo card. It was an inexpensive purchase on eBay and I must confess to being slightly unsure it is Brighton at all. What do you reckon? (Click to embiggen.) Some facts. There are no marks on …

Brightoniana: Beautiful Pedantry

I love this. Chortles galore. I think it’s a boyish effort at flattery, attached as it was to a fence. I salute that. A reckless, rather romantic gesture. No? Then someone comes in and goes all Truss in a most amusing manner. It’s like a Twitter row. But better. Look carefully for the biro contributions.

Brightoniana: Embassy Court

I love a nosey behind closed doors and I was interested to take a tour around Embassy Court on Saturday. It’s a fascinating and beautiful building from the 1930s. More Miami Beach than West Pier, and certainly a Brighton icon. Tales of Embassy Court’s heydey before the war, replete with a martini bar and lifts …

Brightoniana: Aubrey Beardsley

I’d never seen this plaque on Buckingham Road before yesterday. It’s commemorates the all too brief life of the artist and illustrator, Aubrey Beardsley who was born at number 12. It’s such a shame that it has a spray can squiggle on it. Not least because such artlessness seems totally at odds with Beardley’s own …

Brightoniana: Some links I’ve enjoyed

The Argus is the first for news. I particularly enjoyed this picture of the Mayor last week. What IS he doing? How to be a Retronaut is a superb compendium of old snaps and views. It’s required reading in my personal blogosphere. Last week The Retronaut people published some really rather wonderful pics from Brighton …

Blogging 2011

I’ve been blogging in various forms, and on different sites and platforms, for pushing a decade now. I’ve blogged as myself, helped others blog and also ghost written bloggery (usually in a corporate context) too. This site has been my personal blogging home for more than a few years but I am deeply conscious that …

About Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson is a published author, freelance copywriter and accomplished wordsmith with two decades of digital experience. He was part of the team who founded eBay in the Uk back in 1999 and served as Editor at the top European ecommerce and marketplaces news site Tamebay from 2011 until 2019. He has written for Metro, …