|This is where I live
. . .
Hanover is on the east
side of Brighton. It's a densely populated area, consisting mostly of small
terraces. It was mostly built in the 1860s to cope with the population
explosion in Brighton caused by the building of the railway (to accomodate
the workers from the Train and Carriage works).
|I don't know of any railway workers
who live here now . . . but there seems to be above average numbers of
teachers, social workers, musicians and students. Perhaps this is why the
area has earned the reputation of being the 'muesli belt' of Brighton and
the 'Peoples Republic of Hanover'. Whatever, this area definitely has its
own sense of identity and a sense of community not often found in big towns.
|It could be to do with the fact
that the area is perched on a a very steep hill (you don't want to leave
because then you have to walk up the hill to get home!), it could be because
of the lively and well-used Community Centre (which has it's own web
page!), it could also be because of the large number of pubs in the
area. There's at least 15 pubs within five minutes
walking distance of my house. . .