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…