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My first job at 16 was in Plummers, in 1954. I was a Junior Shorthand Typist. I remember at Sale times the office staff had to help out on the shop floor. I was placed in the materials section and it used to be frantic there at sale time. I recall my attempt at using big shears to cut a straight yard or so of silk was a disaster. I’m certain there used to be a salesman in the carpet section called Mr. Goodenough. Prior to actually working there, my mother used to send me in to the hosiery department in Plummers, and I had to whisper “Mrs.Green says have you any nylons in today”
Hello Carol and your good friend Carol x we were Mods in Brighton in the 60s. My name is John. I last saw you in Hollingbury in about 1967 at a party-Ditching Crescent. Anne’s parents house. Your boyfriend had been Dave East? We shared time and had been close. Ray and Wills came to the party. I still see your face. Your hair. Your smile, I think of you always, All the time. John
Robert Bollen, Annie would have been my Granddad sister.
Back in the 60’s & 70’s my dad (and sometimes brothers) used to play for Brighton Stragglers Cricket Club. Their home ground was East Brighton Park and they played a range of teams across Sussex and into Surrey on Sunday afternoons although, as far as I know, never played in any league or cup competitions, playing only ‘friendlys’ for the pleasure of the game. Does anyone else remember the team (does it still exist? – I vaguely recall that it folded due to lack of players) or have any information about them or their history?
Hi, I note you are researching “Mowbrays”. If this is of any help, I used to play with a Malcolm Mowbray in the late 40s. He lived in Mayfield Crescent, Patcham and sadly his Mother caught smallpox during the epidemic and died. I think she might have been a nurse. Malcolm’s father had a small barbers shop in passage near the clock tower in Brighton. That’s about all I have and hope it may be of use. John Snelling
Somewhat late to the thread, but if you look for the extract string of “Laurence Arthur Sherrard”, there is some more information that will come through on The Peerage website. In 1901 he was off the census as he was serving in South Africa with the Royal Engineers in the Boer War.
I would expect that he moved from (lodgings in?) Clifton Rd to Montpelier Terrace when he returned from S.A. and married in 1903.