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It’s been a long time putting A post on here. Can someone put something on here so I can read it from the 1960s to 1969. Love to hear from you all. Thank you very much.
I lived in the 60s in Belgrave Place in basement number one, such very good memories. All the birds I pulled. If only I could go back in time.God bless the 6os!!
Definitely the old Hove Bandstand. I vividly remember sitting in the seafront shelter with my mum and six brothers and sisters eating our picnic lunch during a huge thunderstorm. I was about eight years old at the time it would have been approximately 1952. We had walked all the way from Hangleton and the storm started and we never did get on to the beach.
Does anyone know who owned the hotel in the 20s and 30s ?
I am wondering why the only Brighton and Hove Catholic churches mentioned in the list are St Joseph’s and St John the Baptist ? Where are the details of St Mary’s Preston Park, St Mary Magdalen Upper North Street, Sacred Heart Norton Road St Peter’s Hove, St George’s Hangleton, St Thomas More Patcham and Our Lady of Lourdes Rottingdean ? And no longer in existence St Francis Moulsecomb and St Louis King of France.
Hi, my great grand mother lived at 6 Clarendon Place, her name was Eliza Jane Baker. She married Frederick Stanfield Hill. She had 4 children, 2 that died, and adopted Billy Mason when his mother died during his and his sister’s birth. Her daughter Annie Elizabeth Hill was my grand mother, she had 1 child – my father Alfred Hubert Wray. All my direct family are now deceased. My father never knew his grand father Frederick S Hill. Does anyone have any info regarding him please? Thank you.
John, there are still some dark brick buildings in Barrack Yard which are presumably the former slipper baths but the pool went long ago to be replaced with the Prince Regent pool. The Grand Theatre was at the top of North Rd, just above Spring Gardens .
This is Lewes road just before a takeaway called AA Charcoal Grill.
I worked that night as a glass collector, one way to see groups for free ! T-Rex was positioned far right from the stage, not easy to view as the band was not positioned well, due to no stage elevation. Status Quo did perform on the stage but were not so well received, early days for them and not too popular with the T-Rex fans. They wore tartan trousers and white flouncy frilly shirts , not the image they portrayed in later years.
There appears to be no comment about the North Road Baths. It / They were fresh water baths – very Victorian in their appearance with the changing cubicles alongside the pool having miniature swing doors to each cubicle which were arranged in a row alongside the pool edge (just one side if I remember correctly) . Above these was a tiered seating gallery. My first visit was with the 30th Boys Brigade probably in the early 50s. As I have not lived in Brighton since 1967, I don’t know its fate, but presume it was pulled down. Incidentally, was North Road where the Grand Theatre was situated?
I went to ocean hotel about 1969. I had a great time I was only 14. I met Alan from Bristol. Good times.
Mine’s never been back in its sleeve since purchased ( My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair, But Now They’re Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows) played it to death!
This is what makes My B&H so fascinating, the evolution of a simple topic. I do guided tours around this area for Brighton Festival Fringe and have done for many years, so have delved back into its history on many occasions. Cripes was a greengrocers in 1914 so some continuity there with the vegetarian restaurant. There are many copies of Brighton Voice kept on the public access shelves at the city archive at The Keep, Falmer. On the face of it, this area in Clifton-Montpelier is true blue Brighton conservative, but here we have Gay Switchboard , a vegetarian restaurant, an ‘Alternative’ newspaper, with a radical feminist and suffragette, Minnie Turner across the road at 13 Victoria Rd and not far away in Denmark Terrace there is a Blue Plaque to Karl Marx’s daughter, Eleanor! How Brighton is all that!
I showed the patcham ’58 photo to my wife, her maiden name was Diana Bentley and she lived in the Council houses built circa 1946 in Carden Avenue, virtually opposite The Snipe pub (now a supermarket!). She has looked at the photo and thinks she could be 6th from left on the 2nd row from the bottom and to her left Pamela Watts, her best mate. I remember Douglas Pope who became a corporal in the 30th Boys Brigade at Carden School captained by “Bumble” Griffin from Mayfield Crescent, with Les Harris a lieutenant and a Mr Constable also a Lieutenant. Boys of my age I recall were Rodney Potts, Brian Griffin, Brian Page, Ken Smith, Michael Neighbour, David Marmory, Michael Turner, David Cottingham, Michael Geary, Pamela Tester, etc .
I went to Patcham Infants / Juniors and 2 years of Seniors from 1943, When was that demolished and Fawcett Built?
I noticed a post from George Sibun (20/11/2017) enquiring about Ron Geary who was a bike mechanic with the police. I think we might be related and would love to find out more if possible?
This facebook page that Graham Fuller and Julian Peck have started is really worthwhile and a fun read: lots of photos and names galore! Memories of a lifetime ago…
They changed their name to ‘T Rex’ with the release of ‘Ride a White Swan.’ I think that that was some time in 1971. That single, incidentally, was the first to be produced in ‘stereo.’ As an aside, and nothing to do with any of this, I’ve still got a copy of ‘My people were Fair’ by Tyrannosaurus Rex from 1968. It’s never been out of its sleeve.
I saw Tyrannosaurus Rex there and I also went to the Curved Air concert there on 2nd Jan 1971, I would have been just a few days short of my 17th birthday! I saw many other bands there.
At this time Tyrannosaurus Rex must have been on the cusp of changing to T Rex, as I think I saw them there under this name as well. Someone might correct me, did they swap to electric glam rock under the original name for some months before changing the name as well?
Thank you Geoffrey for your lovely words about Trevor ( my late husband) Gone but never forgotten.
I have Kellys directory for 1914 as the earliest in my collection, but it does not show the pub name,it may have been a lowly ‘beershop’, but the Kellys shows that as at 18/19 Elder St.was Horace Frank-‘Beer retailer.
The Big Apple was only open from October 1970 until April 1971 so this has to be around Christmas 1970.
Hi, I have traced my family tree and a cousin related to me by the name of George Rowe was living at 17 Elder street in the 1891 census, I believe he was a victualler which is a publican but later became a carman, he passed away in 1912. I would like to know if anyone knows the name of the public house?
1970/71 I would guess.
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