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Elm Grove was my first school. From what I remember it was a good start to an education that has served me well. I am unable to list any names of teachers or pupils ( a lot of water has gone under the bridge) over the years. I would love to see a class photo ( 1952 / 53 / 54 ) and any names that spring to mind. My name is Peter Miller (now living in Canada ) and I lived in Franklin Street, and will be visiting Brighton in 2020 and will be going to look up my old school. I would welcome any information to my request. Regards.
Hi Rob, I went up to Patcham Fawcett after Coldean. I have been reading about how it’s gone now. I moved away from Brighton in 69 joined the RAF. I now live in North Yorkshire and am retired. We lived in Hawkhurst Rd, Coldean. Nice to see your reply. cheers
I remember Ian Hugget from Fawcett boys and Nicholas Steer: really nice bloke very musical and I would dearly love to meet him if anybody knows his whereabouts. Roland Bryce (Patcham Fawcett) Also remember Gloria Graysmark from Overhill Gardens!
To add to my previous comments I noticed something else as I walked along Worthing seafront this morning. Both the Worthing structures, and the Mystery Photo, have something else in common. They all have ‘faces’ shaped in the metal at the base of all the metal support columns. Either one of the Worthing structures is the Mystery Photo or they were all made to exactly the same design.
To add to my previous comments I noticed something else when walking along Worthing seafront this morning. Both of the Worthing structures, and the Mystery Photo, have ‘faces’ shaped in metal at the base of all the metal support columns.
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I have just come across this page and find myself on the 2nd row down 4th from the right , Marion Gray
I think I’m gonna accept its Worthing……..if you look on google even the concrete bases for the fishing huts are still there. The roof on both buildings are different………but still Worthing!
Did you got to Stanmer after Coldean ? I remember the name of Steve Self & have posted a class pic on the Stanmer School pages which I have a hunch you may be in ?
I left Coldean in summer 1965
In 1976 I remember the Robinson’s club in the new ( then ) big building where the Odeon cinemas where and also towards the sea front , in the same building was a very small disco named ”Trumps ” . But the main dancing hall at that time in Brighton was the Sherry’s disco.
I worked as a stockroom boy (age 16) for Woolworths in Blatchington Road. Hove for a year in 1961. In fact my store manager was Mr Gregory (his son Paul has made a comment above) and my stockroom boss was the redoubtable Mr Bennet (retired Army Warrant Officer). I enjoyed my year with the store and all the ladies who worked the different counters. I actually made floorwalker for a time dressed in my one suit however it only lasted a few days over a busy period. I enjoyed the staff canteen and the motherly manager in charge. Unfortunately, I was obliged to resign my position when I had to take responsibility for a fire in the boiler basement. I had carelessly left some packing material near the coal boiler and somehow it had ignited generating more smoke than flame. We were obliged to evacuate the store – but no harm done. I have fond memories of all the staff including the accountant, a mature lady, who took me to my one and only dog race meeting. Great times.
Hi all, I am the lad sitting holding the golden goose story book. I was Steve Self then and now Steve Gunn. Thanks for posting the pic as I have no pics of myself at that age now. Regards
Worthing for me, even the concrete plinth it’s built on, is the same square shape today as then. The Hove building is not square and the concrete plinth has rounded corners to match the building shape. The Worthing rain shelter has a smaller shelter further east, it looks further away today but it may well have been moved.
I am Uncle Brighton’s daughter and I would like to organize a reunion. Just comment underneath if you are interested in joining in.
My Grandparents lived in Medmerry Hill (36), after selling their shop in Lewes Rd (cnr of Melbourne St), then moved onto Hailsham to retire.
I came to Brighton during the 50s and 60s, during the holidays as my grandparents had a shop on the corner of Melbourne St that sold tobacco and sweets etc.
I worked on the Marina during the construction process of the walls and cassions in the capacity of ‘testing the concrete mixes’. The crane that launched them had a mess hall onboard in which we all had breakfast together. I now live in Melbourne but have connections with Brighton being my grandparents’ shop at the corner of Melbourne Rd (irony).
I lived next door, which at the time was the YMCA, until 1971 before moving to Kemp Town.
I agree the Worthing buildings are very similar, but neither have the smaller building so close behind, surely they would not have been demolished?
The structure pictured on ‘gravelroots’ is to the west of Worthing pier. There is also an identical structure to the east of the pier, both of which have had their roof changed since they were built and both of which can be on ‘Google Maps’ today although they are both boarded up. Is one of them the structure in the Mystery Photo, I don’t know, but they are identical.
I was a club runner for Bognor club in the early 60s. I was a couple of years younger that Chris, but remember running against him in the Sussex 880 yds championship in 1965. I went through the first 440 in just under 53s, which wasn’t far off my best time.Chris won the race in 1.40 something and a fellow called Wright came second. I was third in 1.55. It was and remained my best time ever. I remember the day well. In those days cinder tracks were rare, and most races were on grass. Very few people were coached in those days. You just got on by yourself.
In 1966 a panoramic school photo was taken. The late Mrs. Edmiston had a copy. I wonder if anyone has a copy which could be shown here? I have reached retirement now and looking back with my memories!
Does anyone have a program for sale with Harry Pearson in the team, he is very elderly now and in need of great memories. around 1959-1963 area. Get me on email@example.com.
I was at Sussex as a ‘Mature unqualified’ student from 1980-83 and later worked for the adult Ed. dept.[ CCE] until it was sadly closed in 2012, although I still work for Global Studies geography. The Bramber House bookshop was lovely and always seemed bustling with activity. Sadly the John Smith’s stuck behind a café at the library always seemed empty[reason it shut..?]and devoid of atmosphere. “Sussex: Environment, Landscape & Society” [The Blue Book’ in the geography trade!] was being compiled by the geography team for a British Association conference held at Sussex in 1983… my finals year; the students of that cohort often moaned that the staff were more interested in ‘The Book’ than in teaching us! a statement I do NOT concur with…as a I achieved [as a ‘Mature Unqualified’ student] an upper second !
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