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Did my apprenticeship there in 1959 as a Pattern-Maker until the whole section moved to Portland Rd no1 factory as it had the cast iron foundry based there.
Hi Martin. I certainly remember Dr Eyton-Jones in Preston Park Avenue and his jelly babies, even when we were adults!! He was a lovely man and we (my brother was born in 1953) stayed with him from birth until he retired.
Fiveways, that’s a place that looms large in my boyhood memories growing up in Hollingbury. My grandmother lived in Ashford Road, and so did I after my mother died in 1948. Someone mentioned the little newsagent/tobacconist on the corner, well I did a paper round from that shop for a year or so starting in Ashford Road and progressing to Dover Road and finally the top part of Osborne Road. In the first picture just in front of the silver car, is Mr Dear’s barber’s shop where I had my hair cut for many years. In fact I can’t remember having it cut anywhere else.
Hi, I know this thread is a few years old but hoping one of you may still read this. I believe that Bunny and Thomas were both brothers to my maternal grandmother, Alice Carron. For many years, I’ve tried to find information regarding Alice’s past but never got very far. I know that when Alice’s mum (Ellen also known by Nelly) died she was a Diplock, and that there was the name Caswell, but could never piece it together. But after reading the info above I now guess Caswell was her unmarried name. Very intriguing to finally find a fathers name. Although in my search Alfred was a name I saw often, none of my aunts or uncles seemed to know the name of their mum’s father so I could never be 100% sure, so it’s really good to finally know. Kirsty x
Liam and Stephen – if you Google “75 Holland Road Hove”, it comes up with a Wikipedia page which gives a great deal of information about this attractive building. Apparently it was designed in 1893 in the French Second Empire style by local architect Thomas Lainson and built that year for the Brighton & Hove Co-operative Supply Association.
It was later occupied by Pickfords for furniture storage, and converted into mixed-use live-work units between 2004 and 2006. It is now in residential use as loft-style apartments called “Palmeira Yard”, and is a Grade II listed building. Regards, Alan.
I am afraid that Abraham Steiner was not a pupil at Brighton Institution. I have also checked that he was not the pupil of Miss Mary Hare Private School.