Violet and Daisy Hilton were huge stars in America, but their birth place in Brighton remains unmarked… until now that is! We should be celebrating two of our own with a commemorative plaque this year – 2022.

Through a combination of generous donations, walking tours of Brighton, some very unofficial merchandise and even two screenings of Freaks, there is enough money to place a commemorative plaque on 18 Riley Road in Brighton.

In 2018 it was costed at £1,200, plus roughly £300 for scaffolding costs, so £1,500 was the target. In 2022 it costs £1,500 plus £300 VAT so I have just about enough.

I’m not allowed to reveal the design of the plaque before it’s unveiled, but I’ve made this teaser for those interested in the wording…

The Hilton Twins with the plaque half hidden behind them.

Go to the donation website.