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|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||11 days ago by Steven Fleming|
|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||11 days ago by Jan whitehead|
|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||11 days ago by Monty Dart|
|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||11 days ago 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||12 days ago 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||12 days ago 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||12 days ago 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|
|John Howard House|
does anyone know the history of this building on the corners of Roedean and Whitehawk roads, and presently housing a ...
|anna||2 April by Trevor Hanley|
|Chain Pier Jigsaw Puzzle|
Does anyone know of a print and jigsaw puzzle publisher n/o J. Hunt of Castle Square, date around 1824.
|Geoff Hellman||2 April by Geoff Hellman|
|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||2 April by David Sanders|
|St Peters Court School, Burgess Hill|
Does anyone have any information on St Peters Court School, in Burgess Hill, the Rev, Mcdonald Hobley I think was ...
|Angela Greaves||29 March by James Laws|
does anyone else recall the gentleman tramp, known as “sunshine joe” who used to wander around the old steine and ...
|alan purton||29 March by Vivienne Smith|
|Zetlands Coffee Shop|
Does anyone recall Zetlands Coffee Shop? It used to be patronised by ‘ladies who took morning coffee’ they wore smart ...
|Hawkeye||17 March by Sonia Spooner|
|lancing carriage works history|
i am trying to find any information available for the above particularly any records held for the staff who were ...
|mark harland||17 March by Richard Warr|
|Preston Barracks / Roy Spearey|
I am researching my family tree, my Grand-Father was serving at Preston Barracks in 1924 he was in the R.A. ...
|Phil Spearey||17 March by Tom Cruikshanks|
|The Downs Hotel hassocks|
can any body remember the the downs it was the the place to be various bands groups ithink it was ...
|young again||17 March by Michael Stratford|
|Laundries in Brighton and Hove|
I was reading some of the posts and comments on the site about laundries in Brighton and Hove and I ...
|Peter Groves||17 March by Lou Hayter|
|The Weston gunmakers of 7, New Road|
I’m researching the history of the Westons who were game-shooting gunmakers, starting with William Weston in 1825 and carried on ...
|Robert Hodges||17 March by Hélène Personnaz|