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My Great Grandfather (on my dad’s side) was William Thomas Rogers. He had various roles at the corporation depot, Hollingdean Road, including foreman (1909) and eventually superintendent. (1933).
My father’s shop was 6 Bond Street. His name was Cameron Yorke. We lived above the shop until 1960 when he let the flat out but I moved back into the flat in the 1970s. I can’t remember the antique shop but it must have been late 1970. So many good memories of the the people who lived and worked in the shops in that road.
My father owned a camera shop at 6 Bond street. I remember as a child getting sweets from Babs who had a sweet shop across the road and leather shop where I got leather for belts and studs further down the road. It was a great road to live in, many memories of the good times from 1956 onwards.
Louis Tussaud was the great, great grandson of Madame Tussauds. He died in 1938. I think the longest surviving Louis Tussaud Waxworks was Blackpool, which closed in 2010 and re-opened as Madame Tussaud’s the following year.
Hi everyone, does anybody remember me and my brothers, Daniel McNally, Robert McNally, Duncan McNally and Terry McNally? We were there in the early 60s. I would love to hear from anyone who has any memories and/or photographs.
I believe that the oldest building in Brighton & Hove is in fact St Helen’s Church in Hangleton. Its first written mention dates back to 1093.
I have very fond memories of Fitzherbert and my dear friends Frances Eden, Sue Overt, Kate Stevens, Joan Broughton, Catherine Hickman, Irene Pierce, IsabIel Canneux stuck in the snow which I will never forget.
I was told as a young lad 65 odd years ago that that one of the men working on the building of the pylons was killed after falling and landing on his heels. His name was William Bentink. Has anyone any knowledge of this ?
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I lived over the butcher’s shop at 221 Preston Road, which my family owned through the 1960s to the mid 70s. After leaving Varndean GS I worked in the family business. One of my duties was delivering to customers in the Withdean / Westdean / Brangwyn area. Most days I would deliver to customers on Tongdean Court and then drive under the railway bridge to Withdean Road. I always thought the chap mentioned was called Roy. He was outside in all weathers and always gave a cheery wave if I sounded my hooter. One of our customers was a Miss Roberts who was the curator of Preston Manor. She told me that the butcher at 221 used the well at the Manor to store his meat in hot weather. She said that meat was slaughtered in North Road where Tony Robinson had his motor repair business. She kindly gave me copies of the original sausage recipes that were made in the Manor kitchens, using meat from the Home Farm’
The Billinnesses lived next door to us. Roseberry Avenue?
Hi Jane, I was born in 20 Elder Street, 1945. My Dad, Charlie and mother Jessica would often go to this pub and I would stand outside and wait for a treat.
Hi Anna, I was in Clairmont (the big building at the top of the drive) along with my two brothers John and Robert Doyle. My sisters, Wendy and Carol, along with my little brother Terry were housed in Woodside and Marina. I remember some of the names you mentioned, I remember a boy with very dark suntan but can’t remember his name. There is a photo of all the kids stood next to the newly installed swings on the grassy area: the Argus news printed it in the paper. I remember Veronica Capaldi, who lived in Marina or Woodside. The landing that we were on was Brenloch. Does that name ring a bell for you? iI may be the same landing as you yourself was on. We were there in 1976 and we left on 22 September. That date is etched in my memory as I did not want to leave. The more I look back, the more I seem to remember. Happy days
I worked here back in 1979/80. It was then a Schooner Inn steak house, great memories of the years I worked there. It was then sold and taken over in the early 80s and turned to Swifts which was a bar with a grand piano shaped bar in the centre of the floor. Many changes since.
Thanks for reviving great memories. I am new to technology so this tablet use is new to me. I was writing you a long piece then lost the page. I saw John Mayall every time he played the Dome, and Tyrannosaurus Rex every visit as well as Jethro Tull’s Incredible String Band, hHndrix, Bowie, Pink Floyd. For a Tom Paxton gig I have a ticket for 27th September 1969. It was 14 shillings for Julie Felix on 5th February 1971, 8 shillings/40p for Sandy Denny on 11th October 1972 in the lls/circle. Sadly I sold a lot of my tickets about 8 years ago at a Brighton Centre record fair. I regret it to this day. Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span were at Brighton Poly with The Sweet. Blodwyn Pig was at the Richmond and Chicken Shack at Jimmy’s. Stan Webb knocked my beer over and bought me a new one. Captain Beefheart appeared at Hove Town Hall and Ivor Cutler with Henry Cow was at the Art College. Geno Washington was at the seafront near the old bathing machine pub. My first wage was at Cafe Continentale, 5 shillings an hour. The rent for my bedsit at Florence hotel in Regency Square was just 37/6d a week. Happy days
I remember Phil Morgan, he was at Varndean in the early 60s. I also remember Pete Travis and Mike Winch who both were very successful athletes. I had great fun at Varndean, both in the CCF and in the athletics team. I subsequently left Brighton to forge a career in processing plants in the meat industry.
Thomas Nailard in this photo is my second great grandfather.
Now that Brighton has become the City of Brighton and Hove encompassing Ovingdean, I suspect that the oldest building is now the 12th century St Wulfruns Church. I have a family connection (albeit somewhat distant): My great uncle Thomas Macdonald 1884-1942 married Annie Elizabeth Dudeney. Her brother, John Dudeney, was killed by enemy action on 12/10/1942. He died as a result of being hit by a canon shell (possibly ricocheting off a plough) from a strafing German fighter plane. John Dudeney was married to Ada who died on 09/09/1952 aged 64. They are both buried in St. Wulfrans Churchyard, Ovingdean.
I am not sure I know that he did painting and decorating and he painted the railway carriages.
I remember going to see Johnny Winter and Curved Air there. Was Virgin Records downstairs? I remember listening to Derek and Clive in there – everyone was smoking dope.
For all those ex 60s Brighton Hippies who are still with us I hope the New Year will be good to them.
Thanks Dudley for confirming Peter and Dennis. I have received confirmation that the names written on the back of the original photo are:- Back (L – R) Jones(Brighton Grammar), Willett(Varndean Grammar), Pope(Rye Grammar), Keates(Chichester High) Newell and Smith(Brighton Grammar). Front (L-R) Sinclair (Brighton Grammar), Protas(Varndean Grammar), Morgan(Hastings Grammar), Goldsmith and Allen(Hove County Grammar).
The match was against a Loughborough College XI and Ray Smith was captain of the Sussex team.
I have been trying to trace my Great Grandmother whose marriage to Romeo Jenkins in 1938 (albeit she was still married to Thomas James Allen) cites 41 Argyle Road as their address. Does anyone remember them?
I read a post on Facebook about the baths and then found this page. I’m sure I recall visiting the baths with my Mum and then lo and behold I see my Mums comment and many recollections of the Thorpe family. I lived in Mount Pleasant with my Nan Connie and have many fond memories of the area. As my Mum passed seven years ago it was lovely to see this thread.
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