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I spent many a happy evening down there in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Hours of fun!! Happy days.
Just come across this page after all these years! I was married to John Brooks, son of Robert & Lilian Brooks. Sadly all three have now passed away. I remember the house collapsing and we were very grateful for all the help from the students and of course the emergency services. All their belongings were lost (or looted), all my children’s photos and precious memories but fortunately no casualties. It is nice to hear some of you talk about my Father-in-Law fondly, they were very special people.
Hi Rodney, yes I remember George Sutton he was a lovely guy, I used to work for him as his PA in the Finance Dept at Allen West. Valerie Bishop (nee Quelch)
Does anyone remember Mrs Stubbing from Stanley Deason high school 1976 /1978?
Hi, I saw Wilson Pickett at The Barn too. I used to go with my friend Mallory ( she used to look just like Twiggy) and another girl called Jane . Sometimes we we would go up to the Purley Orchid or Streatham Locarno to see Gino Washington, occasionally up to Carnaby Street but Brighton had it all. Must dig out some photos!
I would love to see your photos. Mail me and we can get them online firstname.lastname@example.org
Ah memories of the 60’s. I was a mod, drawn on eyelashes, pansticked lips, stirrup trousers and a blue nylon Mac. Loved seeing the boys all dressed up in their tonic suits at the Top Rank. There was a group who would come down from Windsor – saw a few fights in the Tudor Bar! Had my first job at The Alliance Building Society in North Street but then they moved us out to spanking new offices at Hove Park. Had a great time, especially when Biba opened on Queens Road!!
I’m Pauline Godden and had 2 older brothers Lesley and Ian. My mum and dad were Charlie and May: my dad worked for the Coop. From the prefabs I only remember the Middletons but we left there when I was 4/5 years old. I have memories of living there but can’t remember any other names.
Following on from what Graham Beck says about the school not fitting in with the council’s ethos: I always had a different interpretation. When schools were supposed to be comprehensive and offer an identical education, by making BSTS officially an annex of Patcham Fawcett, they were able to keep a technical school going “under the radar” of government policy — and quietly shunt the technically-minded kids, like me, there.
The “tuck shop” mentioned by Stuart Joseph was actually the school’s print workshop. I was prefect in charge of the printing room, so I had a key. I do remember we used to sell stuff out the window, when the teachers weren’t looking! We had to stop when the number of tea/coffee cups being discarded got suspicious…
My dad Jim (Nobby) Clark worked for Patching and Sons (founded in the 1700s) for 50 years as a carpenter joiner, eventually becoming Foreman and site agent for the company. I believe in the early days along with other builders, they were also funeral directors. A story my dad related to us kids was that during the 2nd World War the governor Donald Patching called all the staff together and told them that they all had to carry out fire watch at the yard during the night due to the bombing by the German bombers to safeguard their jobs. My dad, being a very outspoken man and a staunch union man, asked the question: “if I am here looking after your property then who is looking after my house and family?” nd refused to cooperate. Needless to say this was not received lightly but he still kept his job. Patchings eventually moved to new premises in the nineties near Portland Road, Hove and unfortunately went out of business not long after.
I hope nobody confuses the comment above, from the Alan Phillips who now lives in Canada, with one from me, the Alan Phillips who still lives in Brighton!
Hi Derek, perhaps you could confirm that this is the CVA Kemp Town factory:
I forgot to mention his name, lol Michael Barker
My father in law worked there bur not sure what year, would have been 60s.
I bought a copy of Tubular Bells at Virgin by the Clock Tower, when it was first released, I think 1973. I still have the copy numbered as V2001. It was a few years though before I found out that side 2 although labeled right was not Tubular Bells. I have no idea who it is on side 2. Of course, I bought the album again to get the second side to play properly. The wrong pressing is still in my possession, but I have no idea who it is…
N.B The Treachers came from Buckinghamshire – one can trace the line directly back to the 16th century with a couple of references to them in Wendover in the fourteenth century.
Yes we remember the tar on the beach. We would stand up and lo and behold we would have a great clump of tar, with pebbles stuck in it stuck to our clothes or body! Mum would as stated in one of the other comments, get a load of butter and rub it on the tar to remove it. Just recently I had discussed this with my children and Grandchildren, they could not believe it. Checking out this site in Montrose, Victoria Australia, it brings many memories flooding back. What a great read.
Does anyone remember Barry Avis he lived near close to Waterloo Street with his mum unsure what she was called
The lads are meeting up again at the Ladies Mile Pub, 2 Mackie Avenue, BRIGHTON BN1 8RA at 12.00noon on Tuesday 12th March and I hope to see you there. Cheers.
I bought a lovely set of teaspoons from this beautiful store and mislaid them. Having a bit of a clearout a couple of weeks ago I came across them again in their original box. A great surprise! Such a useful store and it brings back memories of the sixties.
My name is Derek Coppard the pages have stirred a few memories. I started with C V A at Bedford St Kemptown moved to Hollingbury no2 when it opened. Foremen I can remember Ted Gilbert Ernie Vynal. Jimmy Gental. Lionel Hinkley, Ron Walsh. Worked with Ernie Took, Harold Goodman, Dave Taylor, George Solly was manager no 6. Hope this, in turn, stirs memories.
Report about health conditions in Carlton Court
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Josiah Mace was my great great grand father. It is lovely to have narrative information around his involvement.
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