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Lived here since 1947 still here. Now.
Having just read through this site has brought back many childhood memories. My parents moved to 23 Middleton Rise in 1947 at that time it was the last road in Coldean, I used to cross the road into the turnip field now Arlington Crescent. Now I live in Arlington Crescent and have done so for 53 years now. I lived with my parents until 1963 and back here in 1967 so spent most of my life here. Just love Coldean and don’t want to leave. I remember lots of the names mentioned and many other things like street parties etc. Great times playing in the woods when they were out of bounds full of wartime bullets and mortars remember finding a mortar climbing a tree and dropping it to see if it would explode luckily it didn’t. The wood had lovely fir trees which had Red squirrels living there at the time. Got caught by the gamekeeper in Stanmer woods, bird nesting with Maurice Granville who was up a tree at the time, Mole came down with birds eggs in his mouth which the keeper then smacked on both cheeks busting the eggs in his mouth. Remember getting caught scrumping by Mr Woodard in his orchard and getting whacked with his walking stick across the backside . Wonderful days great memories. I noticed that it says the LDS church in Park Close was built in 1963 this is not correct it was built in 1950 I know because I was caught by a policeman playing on the scaffolding and taken home to my dad who was not best pleased. Plenty more memories but enough for now unless anyone’s interested in more.
I trained at this amazing hospital from 1970 to 1974. Our set was the first in the country to do the new RSCN RGN examinations. We had fantastic support from the doctors and tutors to get through this exam. There were 13 of us to start with . We had a 100 percent pass rate and we were given with all other student nurses in the group a celebration barbecue in the school of nursing grounds Kingsway, Hove. We were a close set in the children’s nurses group as we were also the ones who had to wear the “new white dresses” it was disappointing as we had looked forward to the pink uniforms that were so smart and well known at the time, I look back at that time with nostalgia and gratitude having learnt so much about every aspect of nursing. Sadly lost contact with Ruth, the 2 Christines, Shiela , and Dorothy.
Hello, according to Wiki Ben Sherman opened his first shirt factory at 21 Bedford Square Brighton in 1963. Does anyone have any info or photos? The Bedford Square Garden Project and Friends of Bedford Square would like to find out more and possibly put up a blue plaque. Thank you.
There is a good deal of information on the Sugarman family in the book ‘My Favourite Shirt: a history of Ben Sherman style’ by Paolo Hewitt & Terry Rawlings, 2004. Nothing about Jack though. In that book it states: “Arthur Sugarman…his parents owned a shop called Rocko’s Fancy Goods which was situated close to Brighton train station…”.
Kelly’s directory 1968 has ‘Mrs Bessie Sugarman , confectioner 60 Queens Rd.’
David, I worked at the Bellmans London Road store in the late 60’s, but cannot recall any toy department. However there is a Bellmans Transport company – but they are based in Sweden! Don’t know if that’s of any help.