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Heather, I would love a copy of the school photo! Let me know if you still have one and would be interested in sharing. I will happily pay for the photo and any shipping costs!! My husband attended Varndeen from 1936 til 1946.
Is any one out there from the 60s 70s it would be nice to hear from you even if it’s a Hi .
Just passing by again and wondering if there are any more people with memories from Marydene, Miss Dix etc. I would love to be in touch if there are… Anthony Davies (Marydene 1968-72)
I remember the Florida Rooms where The Who played. It cost 2/6 (12 pence in today’s money). It was also the first club in Brighton to stamp your hand so you could go in and out of the club, take a girl down to the beach and guess what? All the mods use to walk along Manchester Street from the Zodiac coffee bar in St James Street, the mods’ favourite hang-out .
Yes, you’re right on all counts John. We lived at No. 29. My nephew Mick ( a month older than me) lived with us for many years. He died aged 71 in 2016. I retired 13 years ago and live in Hurstpierpoint now. (E-mail supplied but not published for data protection reasons).
Hi! The only butchers I recall in Patcam was “Colyers” which was at the RH end of a parade of shops in Ladies Mile Road. There was the entrance to a driving school on the RHS and then “The Barn” Methodist Church opposite the Public Library.