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I have the self same picture and am in the top row 6 from the left. I remember the Beeson twins very well. I suppose at a push I could remember about 12 of the others. It’s always been a regret that I didn’t do it at the time, something I got my children and grandchildren to do. It’s the only photo I have of my primary days. A sobering thought those in the photo who are still with us will be over 80!
I went to that school between 1974 – 1976 or 1977.
Interesting that the image of the “Pepper Pot” should have been added to this site on the same day as my own posting on Scouting at the Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School. The “Pepper Pot” as is rightly mentioned elsewhere on this site was used as the “Den” for a Brighton Rover Scout Crew. The Crew had been disbanded in 1954 but was reformed in 1956, when it moved in the ‘Pepper Box’. Can anybody pleased tell me the name of the Rover Crew?
My mother Caroline worked there for many years, alongside Tony. Brilliant food and great place in general. Never managed to match Tony’s food. In many ways, I grew up on Middle Street, with fond memories of Vesuvio. One of my favourite memories as a kid and will never forget. RIP Tony.
Message for Maurice Packham…..I notice you are a relative of Harriet Packham. Harriet was my 3x great grandmother. If you have any information on Harriet or Fredrick it would be lovely to hear from you.
I am very pleased to see so many entries on this site connected to happy Brighton and Hove Scouting memories. I am an ‘unofficial’ Scouting Historian and have recently discovered in our HQ (Gilwell Park) archives a Scout Badge relating to the Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School Scout Gp. ( I could send you an image of the badge if you supply an email address) I wonder if any of your readers have memories of Scouting at the Grammar School? YiS Colin Walker.
My grandad Moody had a radio shop towards the bottom of Richmond Street, left hand side going up ,this was in the 50’s . If I remember correctly next door was Miss Lade who sold milk.
Just found this page after attending a Westlain Reunion at “The Swan” in Falmer. Year group 65-70. It was arranged by Jane Stoggles, Julie Scott and Margaret Reeves. There have now been 5 or 6 of these over the years. It is lovely to reminisce and see photographs. There were about 30 of us today. I remember most of the teachers mentioned above and a few have attended past reunions. Sonja (Thorpe), you were in my year at school. I just absolutely loved the choice of sports at Westlain, even girls cricket. We had coaching in those nets beside the running track. Not so keen on wearing the black leotards though. By the way, Pam Mckernan was in my year too.
All of the amazing comments and memories that people have had over all the years that Sherrys existed is a such an outstanding testament to what it meant to so many. I only lived in Brighton for a short time in 1974 and 75 but most of my happy memories were made at Sherrys. It’s sad that all things eventually must end. Sherrys meant a lot to so many people but memories last a life time.
This is a long shot, but at that time there was a credit drapers/clothiers along at York Place opposite St. Peters, it was Polkinhorne’s. I do not know any names connected with the firm but that may be a start. Kelly’s Directory 1954 has them at #23 York Place as ‘outfitters’.
Hello! My father David Fox was born at 50 Elder Street in 1948. Does anyone remember a Bertie Dunk who was possibly a credit collector for an outfitters company and which company that would have been? Many thanks!
I worked at Amex house during the summer of 1987, after finishing Uni, and before my masters started at Bristol in October. I worked for “TRS Accounts” department – mainly taking staples out of piles of transaction slips, sorting them into different countries, and stapling them up again. LOL exciting, but it was a decent place to work 🙂
Yes Alan, The guy who owns it loved talking to me about late 60s in there.
Chris, was that a coffee bar/cafe with free music playing in 67/68? If so, I went there myself a number of times.
There is information here from a long time ago but it might be of interest for research https://wellcomecollection.org/works/s49xg7xe/items?canvas=16
My mother was at the hospital Lady Chichester for at least 3 months after my brother was born in 1969 ish. She was severely depressed after having 3 young children and was unable to cope but she wasn’t sectioned. I know she had regular ECT but very little else and my dad remembers nothing from that time as he is ill now too. Her name was Lizzie/Elizabeth Frank. She suffered from aggressive Alzheimers for many years and died earlier this year, I always wonder if the ECT and Alzheimers are connected, in my mind they are. I am trying to write a personal piece about that time in my life but am having to read a lot between the lines as know so few facts. Does anyone remember her at all?
Will try again I went to a cocktail bar in Brighton that in the late 60s was called The Cottage.The current owner
was aware of the history and had pictures off it full of hippies on the wall from that period,he was fascinated talking to me as I used to hang out all the time in there and he hadn’t met anyone from that period.
Places I worked in Hove and Brighton. Kaysor Bondars,Portslade, Stuart Norris Hove, I T Office Equipment Brighton. One company I worked for made tin plant holders. We had to cut out the shape then solder and paint it a rather nice dark green. For the life of me I can’t remember the name of the company in Hove.
Does anyone know if and when the inscription on the smuggler’s grave stone was re-cut? It seems fairly obvious from looking at it that the name and date are very clear but the rest of the inscription is totally eroded…
Hi, I am researching Albion programes BELOW THE MAIN ALBION ISSUES, IN partiular what I call select xi games. this would mainly be CHARITY MATCHES, UNION JACK etc, which must be either some form of Albion name in the title, i e BHA XI, ex albion, albion legends, Steve Foster xi ( or similar). The information initaially need only to be date, venue, etc, followed by photo of programme or teamsheet issued for match, and press report. thank you, John.
ALBION BUY A PLAYER FUND SHOW PALACE PIER THEATRE,
Hello I am Editor of the Albions Heritage Society ) formerly Collectors Society. and recall the Pat Saward Buy a Player Fund,in the early 1970’s, which eventually bought BERT MURRAY. Besides a couple of matches, and a Sponsored walk along the seafront( I ended up in the programme centre spread ), there was a Show at the Palace Pier Theatre. I went with my father, and distinctly recall a brochure size programme, quite bulky which we purchased. A few years later I swapped it for some Albion Programmes, but now would find it useful for my Club magazine work above. It is possible that there may have been a 2nd version,as I believe the Theatre produced their own programmes.
If anyone can help, or has an event ticket spare I would be pleased to hear. will be offered eventually to heritage society, or library for onward preservation,
Rottingdean has very special memories for me in the 1960s. I was close friends with the Genillard family who owned the Dene Hotel on the Green. There were many colourful characters living in the village and the Dinner Dances on a Saturday night were something to behold. Rottingdean is a big part of my own history.
I remember Sherrys very well, it’s been almost 50 years since I have been to England. I arrived in 1974 from Canada and Sherrys was the first disco I had ever been to. Soooo much fun, met a lot of nice people there mostly men, one I remember very well named Mike Laffan. I’m sure Sherrys is missed by many people, times were so much simpler then. I miss those times there very much.
I’m Peta Wilkinson and have only just revisited this page since 2010. Would love to know more about the Hardwicks if anyone has information. I have messaged both Mark and Linda this morning who both showed interest in the Hardwick line in this thread from 2010. Happy to meet up and be in touch. I have managed to follow my Hardwick ancestry back 7 generations so far and drawn and then drawn blank. William Hardwick the first Hardwick to arrive at the manor is my GG x 5. My grandfather Linton Hardwick was the last to leave in the Great War.
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