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Hi Peter. The directory I looked at had a Harry Green Newsagent at 34 Frederick Street. It also listed a C.A. Carvill general shop at number 36. This would be the corner of Frederick Street with Gloucester Road. This looks about right to me. Where Green's was has now been rebuilt. Also, that Daily News advert for the £1 man: I remember as a child looking for the "mystery man" (working for various newspapers), who would give out cash prizes if identified and approached. Could that be the same thing?

By Janet Beal (23/04/2018)

Thanks Alan and Janet, I have looked at the photo on James Gray, and you are both correct, it's the top corner of Frederick Street and Gloucester Road, many thanks.  Perhaps the connection with Tidy Street is that they lived there.  Yes Janet, the mystery man (Fred Hale in Brighton Rock) was a gimmick to sell more newspapers, and of course £1 was a lot of money in the 1920's!

By Peter Groves (23/04/2018)

Yes the corner of Frederick Street; in photo 2 the wonderful old Pickfords removals and storage building is in the background on the right, such a shame it was demolished, we've said that about a lot of Brighton's buildings though....

By Michael Brittain (25/04/2018)

Peter, I really must watch Brighton Rock (to my shame, I never have)! The reference in your original post was completely lost on me. Lol.


By Janet Beal (25/04/2018)

Good Janet, its a great movie, possibly my favourite along side The Third Man!

By Peter Groves (26/04/2018)

The chase through Brighton for Fred starts close to Frederick Street, through North Laine and down to the pier.

By Peter Groves (26/04/2018)