Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

Photographed in the 1970s

By Jennifer Drury

This photograph was taken in Brighton in the 1970s.

Have you an idea of where it was taken?

Please post a comment below if you think you have the answer.

Photo:Mystery photo

Mystery photo

Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton

This page was added on 19/09/2018.
Comments about this page

Is it Cranbourne Street leading down to West Street?

By Derek Lake (21/09/2018)

Sorry Jennifer, that one's easy, Cranbourne Street looking towards Queens Road.

By Mr Peter Groves (21/09/2018)

I'm fairly sure that this is a photo of Cranbourne Street looking east towards West Street. Growing up in Brighton in the 50s and 60s I remember many visits to the Model Aerodrome Shop which was on the corner of Cranbourne Street and West Street and there was a dry cleaners on the opposite corner and I can just make out the name 'Metro' in the photograph.

By Peter Grossmith (21/09/2018)

This looks like Cranbourne Street looking into West Street.

By Pernod (21/09/2018)

Panorama Travel had three addresses at this time: 89a Church Road, Hove. (Head Office), 12 Pavilion Buildings, and 50 West Street. I can't find a listing for any of the other shops shown. The car in the right hand corner of the photo is a Ford Escort introduced in 1968.

By Tim Sargeant (21/09/2018)

London Terrace looking towards Baker Street?

By Rosanna (21/09/2018)

Cranbourne St north side where it runs down to West St. I was working at Sainsburys in Churchill Sq. in the early 70s so this was a familiar area.

By Geoffrey Mead (21/09/2018)

Is it Cranbourne Street, looking down to West Street?

By Ray (21/09/2018)

I think this is looking east along Cranbourne Street towards West Street. There used to be a Metro Dry Cleaners on the corner of those two roads.

By Alan Hobden (21/09/2018)

The photo was taken in Cranbourne Street. It is just off of West Street.

By Tony Dube (21/09/2018)

I think this is walking down Cranbourne St. towards West Street.

By Tony Caig (21/09/2018)

Kelly's Brighton and Hove Directory for 1972 lists the 3 shops in the photograph, on the Northern side of Cranbourne Street, as Covent Garden (fruiterers), Gwendoline Page Boutique (ladies outfitters) and on the corner of West Street was Metro Cleaners Ltd.

By Peter Grossmith (03/10/2018)