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|Annual visitor numbers for Brighton pre WW1|
Can anyone help me please with the location of any statistics for annual numbers of visitors to Brighton? I am ...
|Les Waters||28 August by Les Waters|
|Patcham Duck Fayre|
How did the Patcham Duck Fayre get its name ? I’m given to understand that the original site was The Old ...
|Bee Oliver||28 August by Bee Oliver|
|Running Horse Pub King Street|
My great grandfather was the publican from 1910 to 1931 – he was John Jackson the man who set up ...
|Bob||15 August by Denise Borer|
Does anyone remember the waxwork museum? My childhood memories are that it was linked to Madame Tussauds, but in ...
|Adam Johnson-Short||28 July by Peter Groves|
hi, I’m trying to find out if anyone can remember or has info on Panzer Mansions that used to be ...
|rod harrison||28 July by Clive Gravett|
Sorry i forgot to ask if anyone could give me any tips on how i can go about finding information ...
|Trudy||28 July by Ingrid Greenhow|
Hi, Most of my family lived in the kemptown area between 1841 and 1901. I was just wondering if you had ...
|Katie Hogbin||22 July by William Jeal|
|penny farthing coffee shop|
think at the bottom of north rd,back in the late fifties.??
|mick||12 July by Colin Pratt|
|Cumberland Place and Hawker's permits|
George Thomas Smith was born at 9 Cumberland Place in February 1892, his mother Frances Smith’s occupation was Fruit Hawker. ...
|Fenella Rook Smith||7 July by Fenella Rook Smith|
Just wondered when gas ceased to be used for street lighting in Brighton? Often see many beautiful former ...
|Roy Grant||7 July by Lesley Brett|
|Saturday morning pictures for us kids|
We sang the National Anthen with adapted words, as the song ,as we were minors of the ABC, can anyone ...
|Joyce Blackman||28 June by Peter Perkins|
|Wiston School, junctions of Old Shoreham Road/ Dyke Road /Chatsworth Road Brighton?|
A private school, later to become a private medical center. The site is no up for sale
|Joan Oliver||28 June by Joan Oliver|
|Brighton station old left luggage office|
Whereabouts in the current Brighton train station was the left luggage office? Thinking of the Trunk Murders.
|Sassy Sal||25 June by Geoffrey Mead|
I was looking on an old map recently and came across a Bedford Brewery on the corner of Bedford Place ...
|Debbie Waldon||25 June by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
Does anyone know the origin of the name of this street?
|Richard Parker||25 June by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
Has anyone any memories of the veteren broadcaster Gilbert Harding.I lived near him as a child and have vague memories ...
|Edward||12 June by Jacqueline Sonnessa|
|Brighton Tattoo History|
Hi folks, I’m looking to see if anyone has any accounts of tattooists working in Brighton between 1960s to late 80’s. You ...
|John Parkinson||19 May by Peter Groves|
Does anyone remember the Peacehaven Hotel. It ws built in the 1920s. I’d like to know what it was used for in ...
|Jules Davis||19 May by Henry Johnson|
|Aryeh House School|
Anybody knows about it?
|Janine Silberman||19 May by Drake Stephen|
|Painting of Brighton beach from Hove: any info about the artist?|
I bought this painting in Boston, Massachusetts. I can’t make out the name of the artist, though I have been ...
|Miranda Swift||11 May by MICHAEL INNES|
|Nightingale House, Marine Parade|
Hello, I’m interested in Nightingale House, Marine Parade. It was opened on Saturday 27th April 1929 as a Christian Spiritualist ...
|Monty Dart||10 May by Geoffrey Mead|
|A question about Western Road.|
Could anyone please help with details of a photographer who was in business at 79 Western Road, Hove, in the ...
|Mark Dickens||10 May by Geoff Robbins|
|THE DOWNS SCHOOL IN 1932|
During my family history research I’ve found a relative who was an engineer working in India in the period between ...
|Richard Corden||10 May by Geoffrey Mead|
|Sherrie's dance hall|
My family history shows that my Grandfather was working at Sherrie’s dance hall in 1927. I new Sherries in the ...
|Richard Weal||1 May by Rodney Standing|