Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Patcham Peace Garden

According to Timothy Carder in the 'Encylopaedia of Brighton' the Doric Temple and Tuscan Pergola were purchased from the 1924 Wembley Exhibition (also the source of the Mazda Fountain in the Valley Gardens) and erected in 1928. It seems likely therefore that they were a source of inspiration for Captain Maclaren's designs for the Level  commenced about 1929. Captain Maclaren was Superintendent of Brighton Parks Department from 1920 to 1951 and may even have had a hand in the purchase of these artifacts. 

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