Here in the Past
Introduction, spring/summer 2016
Over the next two years our Here in the Past project will see us documenting the homes, streets and neighbourhoods of people who lived in Brighton & Hove more than 100 years ago.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Here in the Past expands on the work of our earlier local history project, MyHouseMyStreet, which provides information about some of our past residents and the homes they lived in.
Our volunteers will research local historic records to find out where everyone lived, how old they were and what jobs they did. These records include Street Directories, Census Returns, Burial Records and the Voting Register, examples of which you can see in the pictures below.
By the time they are finished, Here in the Past will have researched, collated, sorted and published online millions of pieces of information about our city's history for you to explore.
We use information from census returns
We use information from street directories
We use information from electoral rolls
Is there a particular local street that you think should be included in Here in the Past? If there is, please send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to tell us why you think that street is interesting.
Some of our volunteer team.
If you want to help with Here in the Past research, making the web pages, or staging outreach events, do please get in touch, we have an enthusiastic and friendly group of volunteers who are always keen to meet others with an interest in the past.