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Hi Zoe, yes I remember you, I think we were in the same form class, although we moved about for actual lessons according to our strengths and weaknesses. Another teacher was Mr Dean for geography, he had a thick beard so we would rib him and being geography it was ‘forest of dean’. I still live in the area, in fact very close to cottesmore, I see and play golf with Tony Power most weeks and also keep in contact with my good mate ‘ big Nev although he lives in France now, take care Peter.
Hello Kenny! How are you?
Also, Bernie above… The same one that used to cause all that trouble with Glen, John, Trevor and Ronnie? You were a bad influence on those nice quiet lads!
Kenny, my email is david @ crosweller.uk
Feel free to drop me a line, David
I remember the Lyons corner houses in London and in Lewisham as I am 76 years old and of the waitresses with their uniforms etc. I visited several when they were still on the high streets, with my mother and father and brother for tea etc they were smart or very smart especially the Lyons corner house in or on Marble arch very smart that one was. That was the pinnacle Lyons house . I believe I visited it once as my mother wanted me to see the waitresses; as My mother wore such a uniform when my mother was in service as a maid to a high court judge and his wife and daughter Miss Mary Pity that the corner tea houses all closed down. I also went to the one in Lewisham several times for tea and a cake.
I believe this gift store was owned by somebody else in the 1880s and 1890s, but it was acquired by John Fricker Bigwood in about 1899 and he occupied it until about 1903. I would be interested in finding any advertisements or photos of the store and any details of the types of items were sold there. I have learned elsewhere that he designed a sold postcards there. Thank you for any help.
Hi there, I’m researching for a book and want to find out where Brighton Register Office was in 1947. I believe it was in the Parochial Offices in Prince’s Street but would be grateful if someone could confirm for me. A photo of the front of the building would be helpful and I may also have a question about the interior! Thanks in advance.
Many thanks, Sam – brilliant work. I am just doing a piece about the Princess Laundry. I think it was one of the biggest in Brighton, you should see it soon. From my 1911 book, the other addresses are ‘receiving addresses’. They were really set up well across the town and ready to ‘clean up’. 😁 Pete.