This video from Royal Pavilion & Brighton Museums looks at Brighton and Hove over the last half million years or so. What was it like? Where was it? How did it relate to the rest of Europe? The video is called: Brighton & Hove in the Ice Age.
It’s interesting to note that not even 20,000 years ago, Brighton and Hove wasn’t even on the coast. These British Isles have been connected and disconnected from mainland Europe numerous times in the last few hundred thousands years. The video shows the ebbs and flows.
How long ago were woolly mammoth and their young strolling down the Old Steine? More recently than you might imagine! Watch the video to find out more. (It’s just a shame it has no soundtrack)