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|Shoe Shops that would have been in Brighton in 1953-1954|
I am trying to find Shoe Shops that would have been in Brighton in 1953-1954, possibly named Wall or Walls. ...
|Wendy Harvey||16 April by Wendy Harvey|
Hello, I’m admin on the Norfolk Square Gardens Facebook page and I was wondering if anyone had any bit of ...
|Debbie Waldon||16 April by Debbie Waldon|
|The Occult church of the Seers - Reverend Thompson|
Hello Everyone, I am hoping to find experts on Brunswick Town. During 1919-1921 in various local trade directories – The Rev Thompson ...
|Charlie Butler||16 April by Charlie Butler|
|Information about Margaret Cullen, palmist working at 64 Elm Grove and on West Pier|
I am a guide at Lytham Hall in Lancashire and a local historian. I am searching for information on the ...
|Peter D Watson||16 April by Peter D Watson|
|The Mystery of Benfield House|
Close to the junction of Hangleton Lane and the A293 Link Road, now covered with brambles, hawthorn and short-lived elm ...
|Tony Betteridge||16 April by Tony Betteridge|
Does anyone know about Westwood School? My father went there in early 1920s I reports from there but no address, ...
|Keren||16 April by Keren|
|Brighton Boat Builder Dean May.|
I am researching a Dean May, and have found through the UK, Apprentices Indentures that he was a Boat builder ...
|Sue Thompson||16 April by Sue Thompson|
My Father attended this school in the early 1920’s I have reports from there but no address. Anyone know of it? Keren
|Keren Hancox||16 April by Keren Hancox|
|Does anyone remember the "Rous Sisters"?|
I am hopeful some one may remember the dancing group the “Rous Sisters” who had a dancing group in the ...
|Leslie Whitlow||16 April by Leslie Whitlow|
|Schools in Brighton before 1880|
I am researching my family history and the WINGHAM family lived in Upper Russell St and around West Street and ...
|Gaynor Wingham||16 April by Gaynor Wingham|
This is a long shot but does anyone know what happend to Buchanan Photographers in Portslade? I am trying ...
|Mike||16 April by David Coopoer|
|Mound in field near Mile Oak Farm|
Is there any archaeological significance to this big mound in a field about 1/2 mile east of Mile Oak Farm?
|brian churchill||16 April by David Shelton|
Does anyone know the origin of the name of this street?
|Richard Parker||1 March by Tim Sargeant|
|Upstreet / Ovingdean Road|
I have discovered on a website that Ovingdean Road was named Upstreet and Woodingdean Road. In 1933 and 1934 it ...
|Joanna Goddard||28 February by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
Does any one know which local Brighton based newspapers were available in Brighton between 1880 and 1900? I believe ...
|pathoaruk||28 February by Geoffrey Mead|
|North Lane School|
A relative has shown me a photo of a sampler made by a child relative born 1851 who attended North ...
|Allan Warner-Clarkson||28 February by Geoffrey Mead|
|Polkinhornes Shops in Brighton?|
Does anyone remember? They were shops in the early 60s that did coats and things on credit (tally). There was ...
|David Sanders||28 February by Geoffrey Mead|
|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||28 February by Geoffrey Mead|
Does anyone know why Wish Park is so named?
|Jasper Stevens||28 February by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|Kings Road property numbers|
A strange request but does anybody know which properties (house numbers) are under Kingswest and which are under The Brighton ...
|Allan Warner-Clarkson||28 February by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|Gunns Florist - Castle Square??|
Hi There, I’m looking for any information I can get on Gunns florist around 5 castle square? From what I know ...
|Meg O'Hanlon||28 February by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|a question about Sussex Street and Nelson Street|
Looking for information regarding a Greengrocers shop on the corner of Sussex St and Nelson St.
|Stan Storry||13 February by Stan Storry|
|St Mary's Cricket Club, Preston Park? - photo from the 1890s|
The 19th century photo, from my family’s archives, shows members of a cricket club. My great-grandfather, Tom Taylor, was a ...
|Rod Taylor||4 February by Rod Taylor|
|Amateur Football in East and West Sussex in the 1890s|
I have acquired an envelope sent from Southwick to Auckland, New Zealand in 1899. It is addressed to Oswald Mayall ...
|Paul Wreglesworth||4 February by Paul Wreglesworth|