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|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||3 days ago by Fenella Rook Smith|
|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||3 days ago by Sassy Sal|
Does anyone know the origin of the name of this street?
|Richard Parker||3 days ago by Richard Parker|
|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||4 days ago by John Parkinson|
|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||6 days ago 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||7 days ago 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||7 days ago 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||7 days ago 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|
I work in The Whitehouse in saltdean, and we believe that when it was origanly built, it was built for ...
|Peter Hall||1 May by Marianne Long|
does anyone else recall the gentleman tramp, known as “sunshine joe” who used to wander around the old steine and ...
|alan purton||22 April by Brian Smith|
Hello, could anyone tell me more about the school uniform shop Horton Stephens and where they were located? Thank you. Karen.
|Karen Daly||21 April by Ivor Boofty|
|Prestonville School, Hove|
I went to Prestonville School (nr the Seven Dials) from 1962 until 1968. Anyone out there a former pupil and ...
|Steve Sherwood||21 April by Chris Rea|
|A question about the fishermen's sweaters (ganseys)|
I wonder whether anyone could tell me whether the fishermen in Brighton, or nearby, had their own patterned ganseys. I ...
|Jan whitehead||6 April by Jan whitehead|
|International Women's Day - March through Brighton in 1997.|
Does anyone have any memories/photos from the International Women’s Day march that started on the seafront at the Angel and ...
|Sally Mckenzie||6 April by Sally Mckenzie|
I’m Brighton born and bred but in Africa for 50 years. Brighton must have had a river, judging by the ...
|Leon Bradley||5 April by Nigel Buxton|
|Aryeh House School|
Has anybody got any recollections of the evacuation to Llandysul in the Second World War – or does anyonen know ...
|Jen Mathias||5 April by Harry Trister|
|Metal Box company|
Does anyone remember the metal box company portslade ny father used to work there and it is annoying me because ...
|Jacky Collard||5 April by Andy ..|
Avondale College was a private girls’ day school run by Mrs A B Cobbold at 63 Wilbury Road. Boys were ...
|Pat Benham||2 April by Anthony Cobbold|
|Old Churchill Square|
Can anyone name the shops at the back of Churchill Square, Opposite british home stores. There was one clothes shop ...
|Anita Whedbee||2 April by David Shelton|
|Steyning Union Workhouse|
Does anyone know the address of the Steyning Union Workhouse in the first part of this century, say up to ...
|Jeanne Masterson||2 April by Graham Broad|
|garages in Brighton|
I am searching for Elsie Phyllis Cole, aka Hamilton and Hamilton-Cole. I understood that her husband owned a garage ...
|janet martin||2 April by Elizabeth Cole|
I trying to find any history on this establishment. Relating to early/mid 60’s auto racing. Thanks!
|Bradley Hueftle||2 April by Greg Page|
|Old Hove College, Kinsway|
Am trying to find information about the Old Hove College on Kingsway, any info would be good.
|Robin Cook||2 April by Matthew HOFF|