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I’m a bit late to this page, but I was also at the Deep Purple gig with a ticket bought by my friend Gary, who heroically agreed to queue all night for Stones tickets for us, whilst I went home to bed. If you are the same Gary I would love to hear from you after 46 years. Contact details on my website mapsDOTthehunthouseDOTcom The Groundhogs were the support for the Stones and I remember them being booed off stage – not because they were bad, but because they weren’t the Stones. Very unfair. The crowd at the Big Apple were often unruly, unlike the Dome, probably because the concerts all started after the last film was over in the Cinema below so everyone had been in the Pub all evening. The Fire Brigade set limits on the number of tickets that were sold over safety concerns about the single, tiny exit staircase. These were ignored by someone and the place was packed. It was so hot and sweaty I developed Prickly Heat. The Doctor said he had only ever seen this in the Jungle during the war. I don’t remember the venue ever having seats. When it originally opened the floor was covered in small cushions. These were soon nicked or thrown on stage and very quickly disappeared. Another packed gig was Emerson Lake and Palmer. It was so full the only place I could find to stand was leaning against the Mixing Desk at the back of the crowd. During Keith Emerson’s “Hammond-raping” solo the bloke on the mixer was doing all the work, the whole thing looked fake. As a big fan of Keith I was shocked. I have recently learned from Loudon Wainwright III’s road manager of the time, that all these gigs were much more tightly rehearsed and much less spontaneous than they appeared to be. Happy days – oh to be able to attend a few more concerts like those, get baked beans on toast in the Cottage and a beer in the King & Queen.
I do remember very well this place…Very nice souvenir. I worked at Le Grandgousier as chef de cuisine from january 1982 until july 1985 I loved Brighton and I used to live in Western street.
Ann, the earliest directories I have are for 1914/25/32. He is not there in 1914 but is there in 1925 & 1932 & 1938. Also in 1925/32/38 the next address is #18 A.Baker & sons, Rag & metal merchant.
The boy on the right with the white car is called Dale. Loved Kemp town 1960s.
My Great Grandfather John Blunt of 16 Melbourne Street, Brighton was a Rag and Bone man 192Os – 1930s in Brighton. Just wonder if anyone has information.
In April 1949, I was born here, I don’t remember it, of course. I do know that my mother had a bad time giving birth and that I was in need of medical help. I was cared for and survived and my mum met me at four days old for the first time. Years later, my mum was a long-stay patient when her health failed. Again, the hospital staff prevailed and she went on to return home and live for several years more. I never knew that it was once a workhouse. I wonder if it’s haunted?
Sorry, I forgot to say, I found this site by chance while looking for information on Hangleton, my late wife’s brother and sister in-law live there.
Hi I knew Jane from Lewes music school, I was a guitarist trying to get on a course there but they weren’t interested in pop music at that time. I was living in Brighton. Im glad she’s well.
As a young child,I loved to stand outside the pottery shop and look at all the wonderful figurines.I believe the shop was called Pete’s people.I would regularly walk from Hanover Street, to see the latest creations.What a talented man! I wish I had been older and able to purchase one for myself but the memories stay etched in my mind.They appeared to be characters of all trades etc.My favourites were the soldiers,hairdresser,graduate and midwife holding a baby wrapped in a blanket.
I also recall the lovely smell from the roasted coffee bean shop and getting my ears pierced in Kensington Gardens when I was 10 and spending ages in the bead shop.It had a real hustle bustle about it and I loved to shop around there in my teens, you would always discover something different.Memories are wonderful!
I was a student of Brighton tech 1967-1969. The second photo is a group of Malaysian students Can you forward this photo so that I could identify them.
Getting the cuts with a leather strap should be brought back. 4 biffs with a leather strap on the hands never did anyone any harm. It might sting for a while, but so what?
Hello Mary Lowry, I used to go to Ceres as a child and have such wonderful memories of the food there – the amazing salads and the incredible wholemeal cheese flan served in squares… I don’t suppose you know any of the recipes? I would love to make them for my Dad.
The school moved from further up Providence Place to a new site directly behind the church in about 1958. The infants department was attached to the rear of the church and was run by Mrs Moy. Pupils of the time will remember the encaged hot water pipes which ran around the room, and any child who wet themselves was instructed to stand facing these pipes for 30mins in order to dry out. The whole school was a warren: the only space for the Secretary (Miss Hindes) was a tall Edwardian desk outside Miss Porter’s room, I left in 1960 on a choral scholarship to an Oxford college: heck of a change ! But I loved St Barts and the church choir.
I have a silver tray signed by Tom Arnold to Lessie. Anyone know who Lessie is?
Lucy , you need to see or acquire a copy of ‘Rose Hill to Roundhill: a Brighton community’,[Brighton Books Publishing 2004] Fern Villa is pictured as the second illustration in the book and there is a passage about Fern Villa on pages 14/15.
I live in Wakefield Road, in Fern Villa, originally called Elim Villa. It was built about 1858, and is a detached house reached by a series of steps from the road itself. I have drawn a blank in my research as to its history, and being almost totally technically ignorant, would love to hear from anyone who might have any knowledge as to its past.
Yes, there was a residential children’s unit, to the rear of the Lady Chichester hospital. As far as I recall, there were bars on the windows upstairs. Plus a swing outside, and a small conservatory. The reason I know this? I was there for a few months in 1967. Not especially happy memories I’m afraid!
Roger Scott Stokoe was my uncle. Please contact me At firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass on what information I have.
Hi All, I was looking at my deeds and can see an Albert Arthur Puddick & Doris Winifred Rousseau are on them I think they were neighbours as an agreement about party walls was made between them, I googled the names and came to this site…I live in Hanover Terrace…
Hi to Ken Gray, Yes guilty as charged. I was unlucky enough to spend my first 21 years in St Michaels Place (what a dump). I was so lucky however to to be employed as a trainee manager with H Samuel in Worthing (I would not have stood a chance with my address in the Brighton Branch) and within a year I moved to Hastings with the company, plus a number of promotions and moves finally moving companies when I was Manager at Paragon Jewellers , Oxford,(was part of HS. and now closed). I now live in Chichester with my second wife (lucky me). I wonder how many of the children in my photo are still with us?, Regards,
My great grandmother was an inmate in the Female Penitents Home in Brighton Sussex in 1881- her occupation was listed as needlewoman- were all the females in this institution pregnant or homeless? Assuming she was pregnant would the child be registered in the mothers name? Appreciate if someone could give me some info. Thx Di New Zealand.
Was a ‘Red’ at the Ocean in 1985 working with Boothby Graffoe, James Pertwee and Peter Powers amongst others… fabulous time and memories. Still known as ‘Eddy’ even now by James “Wurzel” Pertwee. Very fond memories.
I have a letter of reference for my great grandfather, Richard Eade, dated 12/10/1910. He was employed by C. Martin and son, mattress makers, Upholsterers. The business address was 50 Upper Russell st, Brighton. The caption below the address is “12 doors down from Soper’s, North st.”
Does anyone have the photo of Navvies digging out the Patcham School air-raid shelters on the school playing field.
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