By William Mills
Cllr Denise Cobb was present at Friday’s unveiling ceremony of two blue plaques commemorating the opening of the terminus building in 1841.
The plaques were dedicated to David Mocatta, who designed the station building and was the architect of the London and Brighton railway, and John Saxby a railway signalling pioneer.
The plaques were made possible by the collaboration between Brighton and Hove City Council and the City’s Heritage Commissioner, Mr Roger Amerena who said;
Both these two plaques which commemorate these two individuals are long overdue. They enrich the history of the building and what the railways have provided Brighton since it first opened all those years ago.
Brighton Station manager Beth Holbrook deserves much of the credit along with Mr Amerena for getting the project started and seeing it through to completion.