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The history of Round Hill as told by us
Below are articles written by past and present Round Hill residents on the history of our neighbourhood. These articles and more can be found in past issues of 'The Round Hill Reporter' which can be downloaded (in PDF format) from here.

Round Hill 100 years ago...
from The Round Hill Reporter February 2000

Discovering Round Hill's history by Andrew Partington
from The Round Hill Reporter December 2000

Getting a local history group off the ground by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter March 2001

The Round Hill windmill by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter June 2001

The Road to Round Hill - our neighbourhood's earliest days as a built up area - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter June 2001

Rural Round Hill - not so long ago - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter June 2001

Book deal for Round Hill history group - exciting news - from The Round Hill Reporter October 2001

Telling The Round Hill Story - not so long ago - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter March 2002

Research findings on Round Hill's past - including land to the west of The Cat Creep - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter August 2002

The Round Hill Cat Creep by Pam Blackman (formerly of Princes Road
from The Round Hill Reporter March 2003

Smallpox cases in Brighton - two die from Crescent Road laundry - by Jenn Price from The Round Hill Reporter June 2003

Doing The Round Hill walk - history trail described by Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter June 2003

More on the Round Hill history walk - led by Rosemary Fittock & Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter September 2003

Round Hill history group in 2003 - a progress report by Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter December 2003

A tale of two lamp-posts - why new lamps for old won' t do - by Robin Morely from The Round Hill Reporter March 2004

The Round Hill history walk becomes a festival event - report by Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter June 2004

Round Hill history quiz by Rosemary Fittock from The Round Hill Reporter June 2004 [Questions] [Answer]

A hill with memories - Peter Meakins reviews the new publication From Rose Hill to Round Hill - from The Round Hill Reporter March 2005

Rose Hill Park - the history of the Sylvan Hall Estate by Chris Tullett uploaded to this site in December 2005

The history of The Open Market by Ted Power from The Round Hill Reporter March 2006

Open Market plans (Pat Mears of The Open Market Traders' Association) ed. Vivien Eliades The Round Hill Reporter December 2006 See more on Open Market regeneration

A bronze-age burial ground on Round Hill - by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter March 2007

Bungaroosh (Bungarouche, Bunglarouge?) - why you shouldn't stand in a bay window in Brighton - by Rob Fraser, reproduced in The Round Hill Reporter June 2007

Counting Round Hill - results from the 2001 census - by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter September 2007

The real Bat & Ball by John Rackham, reproduced with the author's permission in The Round Hill Reporter December 2007

Brighton's Open Market: has the vision guiding the new plans been watered down? by Ted Power for The Round Hill Reporter June 2008

The James Gray Collection - a unique catalogue of life in Brighton - by David Guest for The Round Hill Reporter September 2008

In The dark - the removal of some of Round Hill's cast iron street lamps - by David Guest for The Round Hill Reporter December 2008
Residents who are willing to become lamp post wardens (i.e. look out for institutional vandalism and to report attempts to replace historic cast iron columns with cheap aluminium poles) may also wish to refer to:

Street Lamps (what's been happening with them),
Lamp Post Quiz (what are our neighbourhood's lamp-post types
where can each type be found in Round Hill?
Interactive Lamp Post Quiz (with answers)

Second Round Hill history quiz by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter December 2010 [Questions] [Answers]

Monkey business in Round Hill Road from The Round Hill Reporter December 2011

Spot The Location by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter December 2012 [Question][Answer]

Features worthy of protection from The Round Hill Reporter March 2013
related to the above, though somewhat outside Round Hill is
London Road Station - a heritage asset

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