TIME­LINE: Brighton

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1086 Brighton is recorded in the Domes­day Book as Bris­telmes­tune. The lit­tle fish­ing vil­lage is val­ued at £12 and is charged an an­nual rent of 4,000 her­ring.

1750 Dr Richard Rus­sell of Lewes, who had been send­ing his pa­tients to bathe at Brighthelm­stone for many years, pub­lishes De Tabe Glan­du­lari, ad­vo­cat­ing sea­wa­ter and sea bathing for all man­ner of ills.

1858 Wood­ingdean Well is green-lit by Brighton’s Board of Guardians. Although pro­posed as a money-sav­ing source of wa­ter, the well takes four years to dig, and it re­mains the deep­est hand- ex­ca­vated well in the world to this day.

1896 In Novemb ber the Mayor and Mayo ress open Mag­nus Vo olk’s sea- go­ing train, which car­ries pas­sen­gers above e the waves be­tween Brighto n and Rot­tingdean. It cl oses for good in 1900 .

18961 The de­crepitd Royal Sus­pen­sionS ChainC Pier, the firstfi ma­jor pier t o be built in BrightonB in 1823,1 is de­stroyedd by a win­terw storm.

1972 A small march is held by mem­bers of the Sus­sex Gay Lib­er­a­tion Front – an event which later evolved to be­come the city's an­nual Pride March. 1974 OOn 66 AAprilil ththe BBrightoniht DDome hhostst the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test. ABBA win the com­pe­ti­tion with ‘ Water­loo’, while the UK en­try, Olivia New­ton-John with ‘ Long Live Love’, fin­ishes in fourth place.

2011 Work on The Keep in Brighton be­gins. Two years and £15 mil­lion later, the build­ing opens hous­ing the East Sus­sex and Brighton Royal Pav­il­ion and Mu­se­ums col­lec­tions.

2016 In Novvem­ber, the Lon­don to Brighton Vet­eran Car Run will cel­e­bratte the 120th an­niver­sary of the ‘Eman­ci­pa­tion Run’ of 1896. The firstfi run to take in Brighton took place in 1899.

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