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'The Brownies' and friends on the beach
On the beach again These photos are a follow up to my contribution to the discussion of ‘A Brighton Beach Conundrum‘ ...
'Uncle' Jack Howe: children's 'entertainer'
‘Uncle’ Jack Howe worked for Brighton Corporation as a welfare officer but during the summer holidays had a stage at ...
A wartime Whitehawk group?
My Grandmother Mrs. Sarah Cook is in all of these photos. She lived at 15 Hervey Road Whitehawk. It seems ...
Annie Harvey, resident of Hanover
Annie Harvey (neé Gandey) my great grandmother, lived and died in the Hanover area of Brighton. She was born at ...
Aubrey Budd: local artist?
I recently acquired an original watercolour painting of The Cottage record shop in Brighton which I understand closed in the ...
Bill Barber: Corporation Boatman
Ship’s engineer and fisherman My grandfather was William Barber, a ship’s engineer and fisherman, originally from Lowestoft who moved to Brighton ...
Brighter Brighton Costume Concert Party
I have attached an article taken from the Brighton and Hove Gazette which refers to “Easter Vernon Brighter Brighton Costume ...
Brighton Messengers 1955
Click on the photograph to open a large version in a new window; click again to further enlarge. My best mate ...
Brighton Morris Men
Origins at University of Sussex Brighton Morris Men can trace their origins to the University of Sussex in 1966. Originally called ...
Brighton Pierrot troupe
This photo is on a postcard sent to my grandmother in London, from her aunt in Brighton. The date is ...
Building of Saltdean Tunnel 1933
The building of Saltdean Tunnel commenced on March 27th 1933. My Dad, Stan Smith, was one of the builders working on ...
Captain Fred Collins
Captain Collins is an ancestor of mine, famous for his fleet of pleasure boats which sailed off of Brighton beach ...
Celia Wiles and family
The first photograph here shows my mother, Cecilia Wiles, squatting in the front row between the older lady on her ...
Charles Weller: Last Station Master of the Dyke Railway
Charles William Lowe: Portslade
I am trying to write up the family history of the Lowe family and would like to identify the people ...
Childhood memories of the 1960s
During the 1960s I lived with my parents at 26 Bevendean Crescent. Higher Bevendean was a friendly, quite close-knit community ...
Cowper Street Bicycle Repair Shop
My mother’s uncle, Alfred Marsh had a bicycle repair shop in Cowper Street Hove in the early 1900s. The tricycle in ...
David and Olive Smart: amateur musicians
I am a member of the Older Person’s City Council and on the day I first went, we went to ...
Dennis Gillam: Lifesaver
Brighton beach May 17th 1964 One day in 1964, Dennis Gillam and his wife were spending a sunny afternoon on the ...
Elizabeth Haymon nee Mears
My Grandmother Elizabeth Haymon was the eldest child of Charles and Louisa Mears; she was born in Eastbourne in June ...
First known record of Jewish resident
A significant milestone This year is a significant milestone for the Jewish community in Brighton and Hove. It is 250 years ...
Founded Brighton British Legion Women's Section
Kate Lade (centre with placard) pictured with British Legion Women’s section conference delegates outside Brighton Station Brighton British Legion In the ...
Four Generations of William Crossfield
This poor copy of an excellent photograph (sadly the only copy I have) shows four generations of William Crossfields. The ...
Fred Thomas 1913-1982
My father Fred Thomas was born on 9th March 1913, the only child of Harry and Ethel Thomas who lived ...
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