Mystery Photos of Brighton and Hove

Where was Woodingdean Post office?

By Jennifer Drury

Recently most of the mystery photos we have published have been Brighton locations, so these lovely shots of Woodingdean will hopefully come as a pleasant change.

The photographs are from the extensive online Photograph Collection of the Royal Pavilion and Museums website. If you have a couple of days to get lost online - give it a visit - it is very addictive.

So our questions are: where in Woodingdean were these buildings situated, and approximately what date would this be?

If you can help please do leave a message below. And please give as many details as possible - we would like to take a contemporary photograph of the location.

Photo:Woodingdean Tea Room undated

Woodingdean Tea Room undated

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove

Photo:Woodingdean Post Office undated

Woodingdean Post Office undated

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove

This page was added on 25/01/2011.
Comments about this page

I believe this is probably near enough upon the same site that the Post Office still stands upon, 544, Falmer Road, close to the intersection with Warren Road / Warren Way. The OS map of 1930 shows it to be located thereabouts and directories show an adjacent cafe and grocery stores. I would hazard a guess that this was probably the early 1930's. Regards, Andy

By Andy Grant (26/01/2011)

It looks like it's in the same position as it used to be; below the crossroads, but I can't be sure.

By Ron Edmonds (26/01/2011)

I believe it was on the Falmer Road, on the east side just below the junction with Warren Road at the Downs Hotel.

By Alan Hobden (26/01/2011)

I think that the pictures shown are indeed on Falmer Road below the position of the post office at the moment, and where the garage stands was a tea room - I think it was called Joy's cafe

By Garry Lockwood (30/01/2011)

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