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This was my Grandads and his brothers shop! And my dad was always part of it (Gary Steele). When it moved over to Lewes Road it switched over to just my grandad Ted Steele’s business. I remember polishing the bikes for 50p and going to the sweet shop next door in the 80s. My dad Gary Steele still repairs motorcycles in Hastings. You may have some old memories to share. Memories are important. https://www.facebook.com/Speedway-Motors-Mechanical-Services-205905439917838/
All the best David Steele
Hi Nick, I think that chap was George Carpenter who was a club member, but was also the King Alfred pool attendant. I remember George, Doug and Bullet Ely. Bullet was so named as he had a wicked shot as a polo player. I think I have a picture somewhere of George presenting me with a cup when I was very young. Ron Reeves.
I was among the first intake of pupils at Westlain Grammar School. We girls had spent three years at Margaret Hardy School in central Brighton and the eventual male component of our 4b class had experienced the same three years in Fawcett. When we eventually arrived at that wonderful Westlain School we were well prepared for any difficulties that Stanmer School presented. Our form Master was Mr Scull, who for reasons I don’t remember was referred to as ‘Jim’. He was wonderful but we, as a class, must have been very disappointing. I think we had lost all sense of discipline in our ‘school’ in town and possible we where bored. The wonderful Mr Smith eventually taught English to us after having established that, regardless of our bad behaviour, he would still get paid and if we didn’t settle down he would be off to the staff room and we would all be at a loss. He was great. I remember Lunch time in the canteen, real pleasure after the arrangements in previous schools, a part of education taken for granted but so essential as a rounding off of life’s formative experiences. The one thing that sticks in my mind was that after all the earth moving equipment was gone from the emerging games fields at the front of the school we were required to spend a few lunch breaks picking up the loose stones on what was to be the cricket pitch; I think that would be termed ‘slave labour’ today. But there we all were in a wonderful new school with brilliant teachers. The world at our feet and all was perfect. What happened! I was expelled, got married had two kids and emigrated to Australia. So glad I have found your page.
This is a photo taken at the stables in Hove in the 1950s. Mrs Vaughan Roderick is on “Shear”. My sister is on the horse “Starlight”.
Does anyone know if the platform for Brighton & Hove Golf Club was south or north of the clubhouse? ie was it sited in the trail which is now on private farmers land?
I have this butcher’s shop picture and I am trying to determine where it is. The butcher’s shop name is “Harrison Late Hamilton” Pork Butchers. The door on the left of picture is number 101.
The reason I think it may be Brighton is on the right of picture, just above the people’s heads, is a display board with photos in it. With the aid of a magnifying glass you can read “The Grove Photographic Studio, H Edwards 11 Lewes Rd”. I know there was a H Edwards ran the Grove Studio at 11 Lewes Rd in Brighton but I think this cannot be 11 Lewes Rd itself as the door on the left is number 101. I am thinking possibly there were advertising boards left in other locations around the town to attract business. Can anyone help?