Tuesday, 14 February 2017

William Clarke park upgrade

The William Clark Park (aka 'The Patch') was established between Hartington Road and Elm Grove on the route of the old Kemptown branch line. At the south end can still be seen the blocked-up mouth of a tunnel. This tunnel emerges into the small industrial estate between Freshfield Road and Sunderland Road that was the Kemptown goods yard.

William 'Nobby' Clarke was a Brighton Mayor in the 1970s. He campaigned to turn the site of the old Kemp Town railway into a recreation ground for the benefit of local children & residents in the Elm Grove & Lewes Rd areas.

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