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Blue Plaque Captain Samuel Brown (1776 - 1852)

Captain Samuel Brown (1776 - 1852) lived at 48 Marine Parade while he was supervising the construction of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier, Britain's first pleasure pier and one of only two suspension piers to be built; the second being on the Isle of Wight. Naval officer and civil engineer, Brown pioneered the design of iron chains, cables and the building of suspension bridges.

Posted in History on Jul 01, 2011