Donate to the plaque

Violet and Daisy Hilton were huge stars in America, but their birth place in Brighton remains unmarked. Let’s celebrate two of our own with a commemorative plaque.

I have created a donation website to accept donations from generous wonderful people who believe a commemorative plaque should be placed on 18 Riley Road in Brighton. It costs around £1,200, plus roughly £300 for scaffolding costs, so £1,500 is the target.

UPDATE: amazingly we now have enough money for the plaque. Any money left over or further donations will go to charity.

Click here to Go to the donation website.

If you can’t afford the ‘tip’ on the donation site, select ‘Other’ and enter ‘£0’. A 44p admin charge is applied whether you tip or not.

Who were they?

The story of Violet and Daisy Hilton is a tale of rags to riches, and back again.

The tale of:

  • A mother’s rejection
  • A cruel guardian’s exploitation
  • A life in the spotlight
  • The struggle for love
  • The strength of two remarkable sisters from Brighton.

There is more information about the life of Violet and Daisy Hilton on the donation page – see what I did there 😉

There is also film about the twins on BBC’s The One Show if you have five minutes.

Walking tours

UPDATE: Apologies – there are currently no more walking tour dates arranged – I’m having a break. If you really really wanted to experience the One of Us walk then get in touch and I’ll try and arrange a convenient date for us both.

Come and join me over the summer and walk around the centre of Brighton, taking in some of the key locations that feature in the Violet and Daisy Hilton story.

They were born at 18 Riley Road but that’s quite a walk from central Brighton, so I’ll bring a picture of it… that will keep the walk just over an hour in length.

There will be some merchandise available to anyone on the walking tours, all proceeds going towards funding a commemorative plaque for two incredible sisters.


  • Saturday 25 August 11am
  • Saturday 25 August 1pm
  • Sunday 26 August 11am
  • Sunday 26 August 1pm

I look forward to our time together 🙂

If you fancy a private group walking tour for you and your friends or a special occasion (not like a wedding present – you don’t wanna look cheap), then do get in touch and I’ll try and arrange that for you.