Introduction to Hollingbury

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Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

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Photo:Hollingbury Industrial Estate

Hollingbury Industrial Estate

Photo by Tony Mould

This page was added on 23/04/2007.
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I recall the first factory put up was "Underwoods" who made typewriters. The 46 trolleybus stopped and turned round at the Carden Avenue end of the road. I used to catch the 46 to school (Brighton Junior Tech School for Building & Engineering) known as "the buildings" in Hanover Road from the bottom of Braybon Avenue, Patcham. I changed onto a 38 or 44 trolleybus at Preston Circus and got off at Elm Grove. Much of the early parts of Hollingbury Estate were built by German prisoners of war who had a round black identification patch on their backs. Some weren't repatriated 'till 1947/8.

By John Snelling (17/05/2011)