We are very sad to hear about the death yesterday of Richard Attenborough. He had a long association with Brighton starring as Pinkie in John Boulting’s film version of the Graham Greene classic ‘Brighton Rock’ and later, in 1968, directing ‘Oh! What a Lovely War’. This was filmed largely on the West Pier and remains the best filmic record of the pier. From 1995 he served as a Director of the Trust and was always a great supporter. Below is a snap of him with John Mills on the set of ‘Oh! What a Lovely War’ .