An illustrated talk by Dr Geoff Mead looks at the development of Shoreham Beach during the early 20th century, focusing on the inventive use of railway carriages in housing that became known as Bungalow Town, home of the early British Film Industry. FREE

Event Date:
Sep 18 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Church Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd,
Kings Walk,

After the First World War, the acute housing shortage saw a range of informal settlements spring up on largely marginal land, offering a range of housing opportunities. Shoreham Beach was home to one such settlement. It is famous for being in the forefront of film making, named the ‘Hollywood of West Sussex ‘. Bungalow Town was where many film and music hall stars built homes.

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20 additional spaces will be available on the door

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