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I’ve just found this site and saw a comment from Paul Hubbard which mentions my brother Paul Bowley. I’m Linda Jackson-clarke ( nee Bowley) we lived at 88 Whitehawk Road next to the Didcots. There were 4 of us, myself, Nobby, Paul and Robert. I too used to clean the coaches in the coach park. I went to whitehawk girls school. Apart from the neighbours who made my mum’s life a living hell, I really liked living there from 1964 till 1971.
Hello, my mum Elizabeth “Betty” Newall went to same school and was born the same year as you! I wonder if it is her third from right top row of photo. She also did hurdles running.
In ‘Regency Square: its history & and its stories’ by Gill Wales & Suzanne Hinton, they give the date for the new Abbotts flats, on the SE corner of Regency Square, as 1961/62.
Of course I remember you Julia as we played together so often and swam at Ovingdean Gap. You had a cat called Jingles – can’t believe I remember that after 60+ years when I have difficulty remembering who I met yesterday! Would love to get in touch. Carol Blake.
Reading through a couple of posts posted by John MacMahon over a decade ago.
Dad mentioned the dive shop but more so slightly off topic a cine film of a van reversing onto the drive with seemingly no one driving… He thought it was great! I’d seen the footage years ago as a kid.
I’ve run out of examples of mathematical tiles in Hampshire,IoW, Wiltshire and Berkshire to photographically record. My pages, Nigel Cook, Southampton, Hampshire http://diverse.4mg.com/math_tiles.htm Hopefully R Martin of this page is the R Martin with a Sussex chapter in the Ewell Symposium on Mathematical Tiles, I own a copy. His? (archivist annotation missing) typed list of Sussex examples is in the Weald & Downland museum library, but excluding Lewes (87) and Brighton (152 examples) listings. Doing a www search and collation and visit to Lewes I got close to 87 but visiting Brighton recently , I’ll be well short of 152, I’ve also recently “surveyed” Rye, Hastings and Steyning. Examples seen by me (ie definitely MT signatures seen , not rendered or painted over ) in Brighton 2 weeks ago.
Boyce St Brighton Place Charles St Duke St East St Edward St George St Kings Rd Manchester St Market St New Rd Nile St (nothing seen as scaffolding and sheeting) North St Old Steine Pavillion Place Pool Valley Regency Square Ship St
Roads I had references to examples, but I run out of time to search out Grand Parade Marine Square Portland Place Royal Crescent St George St Wentworth St I passed along Church Rd, Hove, are they or aren’t they MT?, the intrigue of MT hunting. Nos 55 to 89 Church Rd ie dozens of houses, palette range of colours I’ve seen as MT in Cowes, Lymington, Salisbury but the same clay mixing could be used for bricks I suppose. Some really bad patches of brick-work if brick, mortar-fudged over etc, but of all those tiles? not a single slipped one or a signature edge seen/photographed.
What an interesting page! I came across it researching my Dad’s family. The 1881 census shows that my great grandfather George Taylor was living at No 5 with his wife Emily and 4 children George, Olive, Henry (my grandfather) and James. They also had 2 lodgers. George was a bricklayer. The children were all scholars. Belgrave Square sounded like an imposing address so it was sad to hear it had been a slum cleared. It looked lovely in the old photo.
I am Barbara Daughter of Maurice Raff the blind man in the market and I have lived in New Zealand for very many years.I have written on this site before but having just seen something from someone called Funnel I wonder if they were the same family who lived in Winfield Ave Patcham because as a small girl my “boyfriend” was Roger Funnel. Never forgot him or his name. They lived in a much posher house than us in the Council house in Patcham!!
Mr Gardner and Mr Leney were great teachers. Pupils I remember with great affection were Linda Minsky, Marsha Barnet, the Mandelbaume twins, their grandfather used to collect them every day, Andreus Lambrusco was a friend, so was Roger Long, David Grey was a tough nut I can’t remember his brothers name, There was an ice cream parlour opposite called Maroscos or something similar, their ice cream was fantastic, Some more names will come to mind(hopefully).
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Hello, I am a direct descendent of Martha Gunn.
Does anyone have any information about Harrison’s Hotel? There may have been two hotels which were being used as Council offices, Estates Surveyors, Engineers, Mayoral office etc in the 1960/70’s. Great old building with bay front windows and balconies.
Found this looking for girls football for my g/daughter I am 69 now and exercise with Keith Smith in photo I am sure it’s him when I see him again I will talk about it.
I was at this show. We camped out all night to buy tickets, as well. My family was living in Brighton for a year (from Canada) and we saw many amazing performers at this unique venue during that time. Oh, it was crowded that night! If you moved your arm to scratch your nose, you lost that space and couldn’t put your arm back down! It was a spectacular show; Jagger was everywhere on the stage, outrageous and vocally astounding. The air was electric with excitement. It was years and miles ago, but it was absolutely a night to remember.
I recall a teacher named Miss Line. She introduced herself by telling us to “think of what Mother hangs the clothes on” and then we would never forget her name. Well, I’m 72 now and she was quite correct – I have never forgotten her name.
I also remember those camp beds. Flat iron frames with two fold-out legs and stretched canvas. I seem to recall that they were stored either under or alongside the stage. I was there from 1954 until 1957 when we moved to Lancing. My memories of my time at this school are the segregated boys’ and girls’ play areas and the wonderful puddle that built up behind the bomb shelter when it rained. Oh! And my one wish was to lean out of the top-floor window and ring the handbell signalling the end of break-time.
I worked for the company for 4 months in early 1968, when I finally heard that I’d been accepted for a job in Switzerland that I’d applied for months before and heard no more about. I was 21 and was paid £15 a month as Reader Research Manager, in charge of a small department keeping records of who read the magazine. Even without the chance to work abroad it wouldn’t have kept me interested for long. The best thing was making friends with one of the other girls. We ended up sharing a flat and remained friends until she died 5 years ago. The only other people I remember were a gentleman called David (Green?), who had to share our office against his will, my immediate boss’s secretary, a very nice Swedish lady, the woman who ran the postroom, who didn’t like me, and a couple of youngsters waiting until she was 16 so they could get married. And the girls in my department – the aforementioned Christine, Moira and a German girl called Renate iirc.
With Vic Smith, I presented the local folk music programme , “Minstrels Gallery”, for well over twenty years, from 1971 to 1996, but my Radio Brighton career started much earlier with “Folk Fifteen”. I recorded this at home and dropped each 15 minute tape into Marlborough Place from 1968 to 1970. Initially, the wonderful Keith Slade produced Minstrels Gallery, but we soon got the hang of the controls and eventually handled everything ourselves. Happy days indeed!
Kelly’s 1914 does not show #36, however after #34 is listed Mrs Martha Garbutt, shopkeeper, and William Allfrey & Sons builders. This would indicate it is a firm not a lodgings. The 1911 large scale OS map seems to show a yard of some sort at the rear.
Does anyone know what happened to the teacher Mr Nichols, I always liked him?
A coffee bar on Preston St at the beach end, run by Scottie!!
Just been chatting to my daughter’s, boyfriends father who informed me that Gary Newman played an early gig here. And I have no cause to doubt his word!
Hello Everyone, I’m Marina and I have been trying to research number 36, Russell Street in Brighton where my grandfather was born in 22 November 1882; his family Allfrey lived there until 1900. In Kelly’s Directory of Sussex, shows Builders: Allfrey, W(is William) & Sons 36, Russel st. Father and sons were builders. In 1900 they moved to Albourne. I wanted to try to find photos and find out whether the family was boarding there.
Hi, my name is Peter Mond My parents were the owners. I would like to come and visit.
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