Outings Report 29
Report on Outing to Brighton Royal Pavilion 25 May 2016
We travelled to that Icon on the South coast known as Brighton, where visitors can
rollup their trousers and paddle in the sea, have a fish and chips lunch, and then
visit a building where previous Monarchs took their lady friends -
The Pavilion started as a modest 18th century lodging house. but George, Prince of Wales, transformed his humble seaside retreat by hiring John Nash, to redesign the building in the Indian style. The work was completed in 1823 by which time George had become King.
George was a cultured and well-
There were other rooms to see –the Grand Kitchen, the Royal Ballroom, Saloons and Reception Rooms, and the Prince Regent Gallery. The two guides in the Pavilion were very good in explaining the reasons for the architecture, the parties and behaviour of the King and the extraordinary actions of Queen Victoria, in removing and replacing much of the furniture and decorations.
But before and after the Tours, there was a wealth of other attractions to completely
occupy our time -
As extra value, we were in the front row for an episode of Police Interceptors when a drunken man was arrested near the pier.
We were lucky with the weather, although cloudy, it stayed dry. Feedback was that everybody really enjoyed their ‘traditional British Day Out at the Seaside’.