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Hi, so glad I stumbled on this site my name is John and I worked the front bar with Don. I lived with Dragonalla up at marine parade.I have great memories of that place and have a few pics to remind me wish we could go back in time.
Wonderful lot of comments on this post, shame how times have moved on and the ‘investor’ as such with no direct interest in the collections buy into a variety of collectables, often pushing up the auction prices, then once they move on the bottom can fall out of that market, (stamps/coins/ etc) or at least to some extent on old original collectables. From that peak I spoke about earlier in this thread, with 30 retail dealers those have all gone. Swapmeets have almost died off too, with ebay and Amazon that took away our browsing in a real shop, to online browsing. Since we closed our shop in 2000, we have turned more into paper, that’s photographs & books, still running stalls at events around the South Coast while going online ourselves in the final years of our retail shop, we reached our 30th year in trading collectables in February 2019. We still bump into Graham of Select-a-matic of the Kemp Town shop, Bob too of that basement stall within others that’s now Komedia. Jon Trory and Dennis Tompkins both the more established finally retired too. For us, our use of storage that became an initially unintentional retail outlet for us during the 90’s when money was tight, however we survived and come out of a long lease in the end that in those days the Commercial Rates was more the burden, with such small outlets now would have a 100% rate relief. We can be found online just by looking up search terms including our surname as a trading name should anyone remember us back then. Pity we never took any photos of our shop inside or out.
Does anyone know where I can find records relating to teachers at this school in and around 1913? Family history researching Charles Hague. Thanks.
I am doing research on the first women mayors before 1939 and have some info on Miss Hardy, as below. I would be very interested in sharing info, particularly on her family origins which are somewhat unclear.
MARGARET JANE HARDY (1874-1954) [Miss] *Mayor of Brighton 1933-34 Born Brighton 18.3.1874. 1891-1911 living with her widowed mother Leah Caroline (b Llanelly, Brecon 1833-1915) on private means with a servant. Council March 1928- [with support of NCW] (1944- ). Re-elected Hollingbury ward 1931 and 1934 without a party label. Alderman 1934-. JP (1922). Board of Guardians (1922). MBE for nursing services in France during the First World War. Well-known for her social work especially amongst the young. ‘Identified with the many women’s movements in the town’ Prominent Liberal and Free Church activist, especially the Baptist Women’s Movement. 1922-3 President of the National Free Church Women’s Council (or Women’s Auxiliary 1922; Preacher). Died 10.12.1954. She established a charity to help needy members of the congregation of Florence Rd Baptist Church.
The Warren Farm referred to was the ‘Industrial School’ which was part of the Brighton workhouse system. It was located on the high downland east of Brighton in what is now the western part of Woodingdean suburb. Plenty about it on this site.
My dad was telling me about this, this afternoon. He was a judge at one of the shows and it was on Hove Lawns, as my dad recalls.