Madeira Drive, old and new

Original postcard, early 1900s, against the backdrop in 2015.

Approximately 100 years separates these photos, showing Madeira Drive, the Volks railway, Kemp Town and the Madeira Drive green wall

Approximately 100 years separates these photos, showing Madeira Drive, the Volks railway, Kemp Town and the Madeira Drive green wall

The green wall in those days was continuous, without the gaps it now has. However, it would have been far less diverse – probably only Japanese spindle and ivy. Now there are 100 plant species.

Building Green has been managing this stretch of wall with the Council.

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