A slice of Brighton life

This watercolour from 1797 offers much more than just a view of Prince George’s Marine Pavilion. Close scrutiny reveals plenty of details about life in Brighton at that time. Press your finger to the image to zoom in.

Watercolour showing grounds outside of the domed Marine Pavilion

The Steine in front of the Marine Pavilion, James Bennett, 1797

Can you find:

  • St Nicholas’ church, Brighton’s parish church?
  • A sentry box and soldier?
  • Fishing nets drying on the Steine?