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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.
I remember the Co-Op on London Road in the 1970s, we used to have ballroom dancing lessons above it.
I read recently that Mrs Smithers had passed away. She was deputy head in the late 50s.
Hi. My mum Bernice was the PA to Len Thompson in late 60s. Just wondered if anyone has photos. Thanks all.
Fantastic school, although I only went there for 3 years. 1968- 1971. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Hi does anyone remember Harold Oswin from Twineham Road? We lost touch when I got married.
Being a lecturer in Landscape Studies, where our over-riding principal is that all landscapes have Continuity & all landscapes have Change, it is heartening to record that the site of the Coach & Horses tavern is now occupied by the Brighton Buses booking office!
Does anyone remember Gloria Mechen? She was the most beautiful girl and I was lucky enough to be her boyfriend in 1967/1968. I moved to Reading in 1969 to go to University and lost touch. She would now be 73/74. She lived in Whitehawk Road opposite the last bus stop on the bus route. Most nights I’d be at her house and miss the last bus and have to walk home across the race hill to Withdean! My email can be published email@example.com
I think that may be my father top row far right. Eric Holl. He would have been 18 in 1932. We lived at 74 Islingword Road until 1959. Dad alway spoke very highly of Mr. Waldron. He had a rough childhood and I think Mr Waldron was a suppirt to him.
I think I had a senior moment. Of course “ Where’er You Walk” is by Handel.Thanks for the comment Philip.
I think you got mixed up on this one, Robert. ‘Where’er you walk is by Handel!
Anyone remember the Gladys Weston School of Elocution and Dramatic Art, at 80 Old Shoreham Road?
Does anyone remember my Sister Sylvia Weston-Davies? We left the UK in 1954 so she would have been there until end 1953. I would think. She turned 80 this year.
Back row: ? Mavis Butcher? Ruth Springer ? ? Barry Carter-Liz Cook?Ashley Stokes, Steven Hodge-Miss Webb Next row: Valerie Groom????? Daniel Daughtry, Sheila Bignell, Roger Redman, Liz Guy, Ron James Next row: Marion Broderick?? June Streeter?? Valerie Chapman-Sandra Hale Front row: Terence Munnery??Peter Hawes? Terri Shippam? Colin Starley, Roy Long?
I was in the school choir at Stanford Road Juniors circa 1954/5. I cannot remember if it was a concert of Bach and Handel or Bach and Schubert. It definitely involved JSB because I remember singing “Where’er You Walk”!
My father, Bert Hoare, is in the first row seated from the bottom and nine in from the right, wearing a lighter coloured jacket. I also attended Varndean from 1959 to 1965.
Regency Division was started by Terry Wing, he lived in Regency Square, as a Care in the Community unit based at New England House. Later First Aid duty’s were started in their area as Brighton Division were also active in many parts of Brighton. The Millennium celebrations at the Old Steine were by a number of Divisions in the area, also County Officers were also involved in the planning.
In memory of Terry Taylor, sadly departed this world 3/7/19.
Not sure about the Scorpion but I certainly remember The White Pigeons in Waterloo Street run by Tim and Moya Anderson, very arty clientele. I went on to marry Moya in 1965 after Tim and she divorced. She sadly passed in 2005 after 40 years happily (well most of the time) married.
Across the road from this,my Dad used to have a second hand car business (late 50’s?) Fred Appleyard.Got pics somewhere of the cars parked in the road !
I have just come across this site and amazed to see this photo that I am in, and also have a copy of it ! I remember most of the class. If Lindsay is still around, I would love to catch up!
My name is Chris . I frequented The Cottage quite a bit between 1969-71, with my mate , Miles . We both had the mandatory requirement long hair and greatcoats . Miles was quite outgoing and I was shy and looked at the floor alot , so he got all the nice birds . This blog has really jogged my memory into some of the great people around at the time , some names I remember : Simon Massey , Nigel Crook , Barry Horscroft, Elaine Cox , Carla , the lovely little blond waitress who drove an old Mini [and had rather a nice sister ] , Lin Hedley [who also had rather a nice sister . American Lyn , Ian Dunnett and a whole load of others . The Jukebox was legendary , with much influence from Woodstock and the anti-Vietnam feeling at the time . I’m sure people remember, Country Joe & the Fish and the song which started with ; Give us an ‘F’ , give us a ‘U’,,,,,,[you know the one] Also Leon Russell – Delta Lady,,, Humming Bird , which was a favourite. I remember Ian Muzio going , “ah , so it’s you who keeps playing that is it”?
But only happy memories , also from the King & Queen , Basketmakers , Big Apple Club where I saw T.Rex/Quo , Edgar B , Mott the Hoople …… But isn’t it amazing ! Who would’ve thought at the time that the memories from those teen years would still be with us into our pensionable years . The influence of those free, young minds still dictates alot of how I think today . And I glow with pride when my grandsons quip about me being ” a bit of an old hippy”.
…………….and their point is ??? [:lol]
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