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Hi, I live at 244 Hangleton Way. Does anyone know the date it was built and also who has lived in my flat previously? I’d be thrilled to hear from you.
Does anybody remember Mrs Blackman who was the manageress of the North Street branch of the shop next to Hanningtons? (not the branch near the Clock Tower in North Street). She had beautiful red hair and a lovely personality. This would have been in the early 1970s: 1971 or 1972. I was the contract cleaner working for Chatsworth Cleaning Company. Every morning I would clean the shop windows and floors and she would make me buttered toast and tea which was a nice touch. Above the shop was a hair dressers. There were four J lyons & Co Ltd shops in Brighton: the bottom of St James Street number one, two in North Street, and 72 Western Road. Sadly they closed in the late 70s – that was an end of lovely era.
Sadly this page has come to an end. I am still in Spain. Unfortunately not as well as I might be but hanging on in there. All the best.
My name is Michael Endean. I have spent 40 years as scout and leader. I still keep my camp blanket going and will be staying with our son for the 1st week in September. I would like to swap badges with a Bright/Hove scout. I have over 300 items on my blanket and will bring it with me. (Contact details supplied but not published for data privacy reasons).
This may be too late to be of any use but I have the indenture transferring ownership of No.8 Eaton Stables from a Miss Jane Lucas Mills of Cornwall Gardens, Kensington in the County of Middlesex, to a Mr William Willett of No. 9 Wilbury Road, Hove in the County of Sussex, builder, dated 11/11/1880. There is a plan on the indenture showing the location of No.8 Eaton Stables, off The Drive and a few yards North of the crossroads with Cromwell Road, ie. what is now named Eaton Grove. I hope this is of some interest still.
On the front of 59 North Street, between the windows on the first and second floors, is a bas relief of what looks like an Elizabethan gentleman. It is fairly small and easily missed unless you are looking up! Does anyone have any idea about it – e.g. its title, its date, who it might be, who made it etc.? Many thanks.