Hello and welcome to the website working towards a commemorative plaque for two of Brighton’s very own: Violet and Daisy Hilton. They were stars of stage and screen, as well as being the UK’s first surviving pair of conjoined twins.
Fans of the 1932 film Freaks may be aware of them but otherwise they remain rather unknown in Brighton. I hope to change that through the campaign for a plaque, after all, they’re ‘One of us’.
In 2018 the council confirmed the nomination of the Hilton twins for a plaque on their birth place, and by 2019 sufficient funds had been raised (thank you everyone).
UPDATE: The plaque WAS due to be unveiled on 29 May 2020, after a free (but ticketed) event in the Brighton Fringe Festival: The Brighton United Twins. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has had to be postponed.
Alf, Brighton, UK
Thank you to the Wellcome Collection for the use of their images of Violet and Daisy.