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  • I cannot add this to the Cinema site as I have no picture.
    To the Editor;
    I recall being taken to a cinema on Brighton sea front somewhere near the West Pier.
    If I recall correctly, it was called “The Palladium” and it seemed to me as a young child that it was old – maybe an old theatre. The film I saw with my father was a Russian classic called “The Battleship Potempkin”. Ca you edit this into “Cinemas” after checking it out and letting me know?

    By John Snelling (20/10/2019)
  • Hello John
    You are right about the cinema – The Palladium was on the seafront.
    If you look on the Regency Society you will see a photo
    http://regencysociety-jamesgray.com/volume1/source/jg_01_220.htm
    Hope this helps
    Jennifer
    Website Editor

    By Jennifer Drury (21/10/2019)
  • I may (I stress may) be able to donate below mentioned panoramic school photos. Brighton & Hove Archives don’t want my offer of a donation of old ‘Hove County School for Boys’ panoramic school photos dated 1946 and 1948 as they say they have copies already. There MUST be another local Hove archive that would have them, surely? Any suggestions please?

    By Bob Carnegie (18/11/2019)
  • Can there ever be a more gorgeous house as there was on 65 Upper Gloucester Road. I moved there in 1952 on my tenth birthday with my Mum, Dad and sister. My Dad was working in Berkeley Square in Mayfair and travelled each day up to London. We moved from our house in Palmers Green down to Brighton as my Dad loved Brighton. All too soon I was drawn into the magic of Brighton with the Promettes and the magic of the Laines and the wonderful Brighton Library and Museum where I spent a lot of my time. The lovely Pem and Pop Bell who owned the house in Upper Gloucester Road which backed onto the old Brighton Film Studios made us so welcome and I attended the local St Mary Magdalene School in Upper North Street. Brighton then was a magical place and we were there for three years in that house which was demolished and them rebuilt and looks absolutely fabulous on the corner of St Nicholas Road. How I would love to live there! I eventually ended up on Hove seafront but my heart yearns for that house in Upper Gloucester Road with so many happy memories! Jillian.

    By Jillian Foley (17/11/2020)
  • Does anyone know anything about the people who furnished Holy Trinity church in the 1900s?
    There was a church furnishers at 188 lewes Road called Valette Louis Limited, Church Furnishers, but I cannot find anything about them.

    By caole sanderson (09/02/2021)
  • Which Holy Trinity? There is one in Ship Street, now Fabrica Gallery and one in Ventnor Villas.

    By Dr Geoffrey Mead (11/02/2021)
  • I’d like to contribute a set of Beach Hut photos (my own) I’m about to give a talk on Hove’s Beach Huts to the local u3a and was surprised to find so little on this site.

    By Bonny Holland (16/02/2021)
  • Bonny, I have been a contributor to the B&H site since it was formed as ‘My Brighton’ in 1993, indeed I was one of the ‘backroom staff’ who actually set it all up. The site is very much a ‘People’s History’ and relies on the general public, whoever they might be, to make the contributions. If there is not much on beach huts it is because nobody has put anything up! so now you can start a whole new train of study and people interested in beach huts…[me for instance] can contribute such fact and trivia that they have. I am looking forward to ‘beach huts’ as I teach one of my courses on Resort History.

    By Dr Geoffrey Mead (20/02/2021)
  • To the one who wanted an address to donate cards of schools. Have you thought of visiting the shop in Queens Road, Step Back in Time. Loads of history there and I feel sure the owner could guide you to a place to donate your photos.

    By Bonny Cother (23/04/2021)
  • Hello from San Francisco….so happy to dig deep into this site! Thank you volunteers.
    I recall a strange attraction under the arches, a collection of taxidermy mammals in Victorian clothes. It would have been the 1970s. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

    By Patricia Miller (29/05/2021)
  • To Patricia Miller;
    If you look on this site under the heading, ‘An Extraordinary Discovery’ or put Walter Potter into the search box you will find a reference to the collection you mention. Also, look up Walter Potter on the internet. Unfortunately for us his collection was split up and sold off and little of it remains in the UK now.

    By Tim Sargeant (31/05/2021)
  • Hi,

    How are you doing? I am reaching to contribute a high-quality guest post article to your website.

    It is a simple 3 step process:
    1. I will suggest you 3 topic ideas that will resonate with your audience’s interest.
    2. You will choose one topic out of those
    3. I will then send you a high- quality, plagiarism-free article on that chosen topic.

    In return for the high-quality article, I would just need you to give me one do-follow backlink within the article.

    Please let me know if we shall start with the first step?

    Best,

    Annika Wells

    By Annika Wells (02/06/2021)
  • Thank you Annika for your offer but it is not of interest to us.
    Best wishes
    Jennifer Drury
    Website Editor

    By Jennifer Drury (02/06/2021)

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