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Blue Plaque – Martha Gunn (1726-1815)

Martha Gunn (1726-1815) was the most famous Brighton “dipper”, described as "The Venerable Priestess of the Bath". She lived at 36 East Street, a premises that still stands and proudly boasts a blue plaque honouring her. Martha was a favourite of the Prince of Wales and had free access to the royal kitchens. She died on 2nd May 1815, aged 88, and is buried in St. Nicholas' Churchyard.

Posted in History on Jul 01, 2011