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Some great photos of Brighton life in the 1960s.
'Hippies' on the beach c1960s
This is a photo I took on Brighton beach of reporters (possibly from the Argus) interviewing supposed ‘Hippies’. There were ...
A 'stamp out' at the Starlight
Celebrating great events As we moved into the 1960s I remember the Union Jack flags were hung out of windows to ...
A 1960s photo gallery
A glimpse into the making of gay history
Curtains always drawn One evening, me and two friends were walking along the seafront, near the Old Ship Hotel. There was ...
A place for trysts
Back in the sixties the young would meet for their date on the corner by Electricity House; it was also ...
A view from the West Pier
I took this photograph in the early 1960’s on the West Pier. The Deco building between the fishing rods was featured ...
Beer and the Block
Ankle swingers are back On Friday and Saturday nights, during the mid 1960s, me and a group of friends would meet ...
Do you remember the 'Pelican'
Photographed in 1962/63 So what was the ‘Pelican’ which was on Kings Road, between Russell Street and West Street? This photograph was ...
Drag racing on Madeira Drive
‘Skeletal’ racing cars Many motor or motorcycle races have been held on Madeira Drive, over the years. One of the most ...
Evenings not to miss
Saturday night at The Regent Reading the pages here has brought back so many memories of my teen years. I lived ...
Fashion for dudes
A mac from Millet’s Brighton being the buzzy place it is and was, as young men we wore some curious clothing ...
Favourite nights out
Regent ‘Record Night’ I was eighteen years old in 1963 and I met my first husband in The Zodiac coffee bar ...
Hot dog stand
Invasion of the Mods
In the sixties Brighton was well known for the regular clashes between ‘Mods’ and ‘Rockers’. At one time the local ...
Junior Clerk in a new suit
New suit for £9 In the mid 1960s, I was a junior clerk in Brighton Town Hall. The prospect of doing ...
Life on the beach
Popularity of Dalton’s beach One of the most popular parts of the beach was ‘Dalton’s beach‘, just east of the Palace ...
Memories of a Mod
My scooter craze The craze for scooters started in 1961 for me when I was in my last few months of ...
Mod or Rocker?
Memories of 1960s Carrying on the timeline from the last photograph I published, here is another 1960s view. This shows a group ...
Modettes in West Street
Trying to look cool? The photograph here, circa 1966, appeared on an invitation to a birthday celebration my wife and I ...
Mods and Rockers
Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990. As a result, some of ...
The coolest address For me 1967 was both the height of the hippy movement and also the year in which the ...
Queen's visit to Brighton College
A very special day In 1962 the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Brighton College. This photographs are not of ...
Reading the Riot Act
Mods and Rockers In the mid sixties, in Brighton there were a couple of weekends on which there were serious fights ...
Sixties chick and a 'Bubble'
Manufactured in Brighton The photograph here was taken outside my parent’s house at Saltdean in the Spring of 1963. The sixties ...
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