A Georgian/Victorian builder materialises

Some time ago, we purchased an architectural drawing by C A Busby, 'the Regency architect of Brighton & Hove'. Busby's plan had been 'contractualised' by a speculator and builder, each signing and dating the drawing and agreeing a price to develop the property shown. The builder was one, George William Sawyer. Just the other day, we received a telephone call from his great-great-great-granddaughter and, after a long discussion, we have agreed to meet and swap information about this intriguing fellow. In due course, hopefully, we will bring you more information about G W Sawyer and the Brighton & Hove streets he helped to build.