Portal:South East England

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South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. It was created in 1994 and was adopted for statistics in 1999. Its boundaries include Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Its population as of the 2001 census was 8,000,550; the most populous region. The highest point is Walbury Hill in Berkshire at 297m/974 ft. In common usage the area referred to by South East may vary.

Until 1999 there was a South East Standard Statistical Region which also included the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Greater London. The former South East Civil Defence Region covered the same area as the current government office region.

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From Portal:East Sussex:

Brighton Pier

The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, England.

Generally known as the Palace Pier before being unofficially renamed by its current owners as Brighton Pier in 2000 (a change not recognised by the National Piers Society), it was begun in 1891 and opened in May 1899 after costing a record £137,000 to build. A concert hall opened two years later. By 1911 this had become a theatre, but it was later controversially removed, under an understanding that it would be replaced. This never happened, and the present seaward end building looks fairly modern in comparison with the rest of the structure.


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From Portal:East Sussex:

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Credit: Ian Dunster


Looking up at the East Hill Cliff Railway in Hastings, the steepest funicular railway in the country.


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From Portal:Surrey:

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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. He first came to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts.



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On This Day

17 February:

1949: Musician Fred Frith was born in Heathfield, East Sussex.

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