North Laine Runner

Free news magazine of North Laine Community Association

THE June-July edition of our free bi-monthly news magazine, the North Laine Runner, pictures plant displays outside homes, following NLCA's campaign to add colour to our streets, and there's a report on wild plants that grow in pavement cracks and wall crevices – 12 different types in one street alone.

There's an item on a £38,000 artwork criticised for creating a potentially dangerous traffic hazard near the top of Gloucester Road.

A North Laine actor tells what it's really like to be a film extra, while a top TV scriptwriter looks back at how crime dramas have changed over the past 50 years.

We find out how the King and Queen pub in Marlborough Place was transformed into a mock-Tudor masterpiece 90 years ago, and take up an invitation to tour the Galeed Chapel in Gloucester Road. We also explore North Laine's industrial history, looking at how its iron foundries played a major part in developing 19th century Brighton.

We have news of planned social events now that lockdown is easing, plus your emails, the North Laine crossword, a local guide to what's on at Brighton Fringe, and much more.


Our team of street representatives and volunteers has been out delivering the Runner to every home and business in North Laine.

You can also find extra copies outside Raining Books at 28, Trafalgar Street and at Sainsbury's
in the New England quarter.

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