BOSTON STREET AREA
In the year 1850, not long after the coming of the railway. Building commenced on arable land between London Road
and the railway.
The houses, intended primarily for railway workers, were built with little regard to density per acre, the chief object seemingly being to build as many houses in a small a space as possible.
A century later this area was designated clearance Area No 1 by Brighton Corporation, for slum clearance.
This photograph was taken in June 1954, is from the south end of Boston Street, with a glimpse of New England Road and the Viaduct.
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Size of Original: 147x113
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