Brighton Sheet Metal: centenary celebrations


Successful manufacturing industry

Nowadays the south east of England is not known for its manufacturing industry, so to find a successful engineering company here in Sussex is unusual, to find a privately owned one more so, but to find one celebrating its centenary must be a record.

Started in St James’s Street

Brighton Sheet Metal started in premises in the St James’s Street, Devonshire Place area; it is now based in Lower Bevendean and employs over one hundred people. The company prides itself on its high level of long serving employess and over the years has employed many generations of the same local families.

A happy event

This week the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Anne Meadows and her consort, husband Tony Meadows, visited Brighton Sheet Metal to congratulate them on their centenary and join in the celebration of such a happy event.

If you recognise yourself, or anyone else in the photos of the works outings, please leave a comment below.

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  • I recogonise a few people here: Reg Pope, Harry Cork and Ben Chate. I worked there in the late fifties – it was my first job.

    By Jan (08/12/2015)
  • Jan, I’m intrigued. My dad’s name was Harry Cork, he would have been 30 in 1957 – which one is he in the photo please? (I can’t see anyone that looks obviously like him, it’s probably just a coincidence but have to ask!)

    By Jeanette C (10/12/2015)
  • Hi Jeanette: Harry cork is the second man on the left wearing glasses .I do remember that many years later I used to see him roller skating along the seafront.

    By Jan (21/12/2015)
  • Hi Jan, Thanks for that, it’s definitely not him but had to ask as its not that common a combination of names.

    By Jeanette C (22/12/2015)

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