FAMOUS PUPILS-WILLIAM PHELPS-'BRIGHTON BILL'
Another Union scholar came to a tragic end in the
prize-ring; this was William Phelps, known as 'Brighton Bill', who was killed in
a fight with a renowned pugilist, Owen Swift...in 1838. He was one of a family
of nine, living at 1 Circus Street, and entered the Union School at the age of
eleven, in May, 1829.
The Middle Street
School, Brighton, 1805-1905 by Geo. Haffenden p. 41
'Bill' became responsible for two well-known sayings