ROUND HILL HISTORY WALK
Residents of the Round Hill are fascinated by the history of their bit of Brighton. A few years ago, a group of committed local historians researched and wrote the book "Rose Hill to Roundhill: a Brighton Community". Now they are organising a history walk in association with the Round Hill Society.
The guided walk, designed and conducted by residents of the Round Hill themselves, reveals the fascinating and hidden stories that have been almost obscured by modern development:
- the windmill which stood prominently on the crest of Round Hill for many years;
- the golf ball and pharmaceutical factories, railway stations and laundry works which once thrived on the hill;
- the walled garden of mansions and villas whose traces can still be seen;
- the smallpox outbreak of 1950 which started in the streets of Round Hill and led to a national emergency.
The walk gives a rewarding insight into the secret life of a Brighton community. It's impossible to look at some of the streets and buildings in the same way again.