About the Tour:
This guided walking tour starts at the heart of historic Brighton, the entrance of the city Museum. From there, our walk will take us on a journey through Brighton’s history and pinpoint the moments where the Jewish community have been a central part of the administrative and commercial life of the city since the 18th century. We’ll traverse through the streets and ‘twittens’ of the Old Town, noting Blue Plaques to Jewish residents, and discover the near-forgotten sites of Jewish shops and schools at the heart of Brighton, and its hidden synagogues. This one of a kind tour is not to be missed!
About our Guides:
Your tour will be led by one of our two exceptional guides:
Marc Gardiner is an enthusiastic tour guide with a passion for the history and geography of the places that he visits. Originally a qualified accountant and university lecturer, Marc has a Master’s degree in Modern History and is training to become an official City of London guide. He lives with his family in both London and Brighton.
Dr Geoffrey Mead has taught in the adult education department at the University of Sussex for over thirty years as a Professor of Local History and Landscape Studies. As a Brighton resident and ‘native’ he has a long working knowledge of the geography and history of the city of Brighton & Hove and is keen to share his insider stories and hidden histories.