History at home

Got some free time? Like history? Then why not help develop our database about the historic homes and residents of Brighton & Hove?

(Note: this Requires Excel, Numbers, OpenOffice or similar spreadsheet software.)

Set out below is a list of city streets by decade.

Each street name is a hyperlink that navigates to a page on where you will find a list all of the Directories published in a single decade for the street you’ve selected.

You can help us by transcribing these Directory pages into searchable text, so that our database can supply local people with a quick answer to the question, ‘Who lived in my house before me?’

Here’s how you proceed:

1) Select a street and decade from the list and send us an email to tell us what you’ve chosen - we’ll let everyone know that your section is spoken for!

2) Read the Transcription Guide (68KB PDF) that explains how to participate.

3) Download the street directory Transcription Template, (Excel XLS file).

4) Then go to the MHMS page you’ve selected and, starting with the earliest year available , enter the data printed on the page into the template, following the process in the Transcription Guide.

When you have finished your first year, save your work. Then, reopen a blank copy of the transcription template and process the next volume. When you have finished all the volumes in your chosen decade, please email copies of your completed sheets to us via: terence@rth.org.uk.

When you send us completed work, please tell us whether you want your contribution to be anonymous, or whether we can list your name (or supplied nick-name) against the decade you’ve completed, so that we can acknowledge your contribution.

If you have any questions about the process before you start working, or they arise whilst you are processing date, help is available via: terence@rth.org.uk.

Street List

Brewer Street - in the Park Crescent area

Brewer Street 1861-1870

Brewer Street 1871-1880

Brewer Street 1881-1890

Brewer Street 1891-1900

Brewer Street 1901-1910

Brewer Street 1911-1920

Brewer Street 1921-1930

Brewer Street 1931-1940

Brewer Street 1941-1950

Brewer Street 1951-1960

Brewer Street 1961-1970
 

Canning Street - in the Brighton College area

Canning Street 1881-1890

Canning Street 1891-1900

Canning Street 1901-1910

Canning Street 1911-1920

Canning Street 1921-1930

Canning Street 1931-1940

Canning Street 1941-1950

Canning Street 1951-1960

Canning Street 1961-1970

Charlotte Street - off St James Street, going south to the sea

Charlotte Street 1851-1860

Charlotte Street 1861-1870

Charlotte Street 1871-1880

Charlotte Street 1881-1890

Charlotte Street 1891-1900

Charlotte Street 1901-1910

Charlotte Street 1911-1920

Charlotte Street 1921-1930

Charlotte Street 1931-1940

Charlotte Street 1941-1950

Charlotte Street 1951-1960

Charlotte Street 1961-1970