Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

Where and when?

By Jennifer Drury

Photo:From the private collection of Jennifer Drury

From the private collection of Jennifer Drury

Where was this Virgin Store and when do you think the photograph was taken.

If you think you know - please post a comment below.

This page was added on 28/08/2017.
Comments about this page

South end of Queens Road opposite where Boots is now, early 1980's probably.

By Lorraina Tapp (29/08/2017)

That's certainly the location, but I'd say it's earlier than 1980 - probably mid '70s.


By Jester the Clown (29/08/2017)

My 1974 Kelly's Directory shows British School of Motoring (on the left in the mystery photo) occupying No 4 Queen's Road, Brighton. Next door at No 5 was Period Decor (Sussex) Ltd.

I assume that Virgin took over at No 5 after that.

By Alan Hobden (30/08/2017)

This would have been at least 1985, as you can see Phil Collins' No Jacket Required (1985) and Madonna's Like A Virgin (1984) in the window.

By Lex Angel (04/09/2017)

5 Queen's Road is right, and this is 1985 as I see a Tears For Fears album from 1985 in the window too. This one closed in mid/late 85, I think, when they moved onto Western Road (currently Argos).

By Russell Finch (16/09/2017)