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Hello, This is my first posting. First of all I found History of Westdene, by David Fisher, most interesting. I would like ...
|Margaret Titterington||12 hours ago by Jan M|
Hi, for many years I have been trying to trace Francois Bonnot and can get no further, I am hoping ...
|Sarah Bonnot||10 days ago by Sarah Bonnot|
|Hampstead Road, Preston|
Can anyone please give me some idea what type of property 22 Hampstead Road, Preston was in 1899/1900? I am ...
|Barbara Snelling||10 days ago by John Snelling|
|catholic girls school|
I am looking for the names of catholic all girls school in the brighton area in the 1920-1939. The only thing ...
|roberta thompson||10 days ago by Sabina Marwege|
|13th boys brigade|
Both my sons Steve and Andrew Atkins went to the ...
|Harry Atkins||10 days ago by Malcolm Halley|
Is there any one on this site that knows anything about the Goble family of Carlton Court.Brighton. Namely Thomas Goble ...
|Sheila Jones||1 November by Tim Sargeant|
|Standean Farm Patcham|
Does anyone remember this farm? It was accessed via a narrow lane opposite the top of Church Hill. I was ...
|Neville Bolding||1 November by Neville Bolding|
Researching the Driscolls who lived here in 1876. Huge family so thinking there must still be descendants in Brighton.
|Karen Pullen||30 October by Karen Pullen|
|St Mary’s Place|
Does anyone remember a dance school at the very top of St Mary’s Place? Myself and several friends used to ...
|Jenny||28 October by Jenny|
|Patcham and the A27|
Hello, I’m looking for people who lived in Patcham before and after the construction of the A27, ...
|David Parker||28 October by John Snelling|
I have a old memory of going to a slaughterhouse in Portslade, to collect manure for the garden. Does any ...
|Malcolm Mackenzie||23 October by|
|The Florida Rooms|
Anyone have any memories of the Florida Rooms in the 60s?
|Tony Clevett||22 October by Colin Kennard|
|The Square Patcham|
I am looking for any information on My Great Grandfathers Business in Patcham. I have a photograph of a Butchers ...
|Justine Robertson||22 October by john snelling|
|Val's Taverne, a 1950's/60's bar in the basement of a Chichester Terrace house.|
I have come across a 1950’s postcard advertising Val’s Taverne at 11 Chichester Terrace. The postcard has an interior shot ...
|Andrew Doig||16 October by Tim Sargeant|
Is anyone researching the Eade family – especially Emily Eade (1874-1906) who married Frederick Sutton in 1900 in Brighton.
|Judith||14 October by John Snelling|
|Eastern Street, Kemptown - why is it called a street?|
There’s a short twitten in Kemptown next to Belgrave Place called Eastern Street and I wondered if anyone knows why ...
|Chris Dadswell||14 October by Penny Broomhead|
|The Cap of Liberty Pub|
Does anyone have any information on the Cap Of Liberty Pub which existed in Brighton in the first half of ...
|Nick Heath||6 October by David Packham|
|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||23 September by Tim Sargeant|
|Martin's Club circa 1943|
Greetings from Canada. I’m curious about a card I’ve found. It is a membership card to Martin’s Club, 42 Kings ...
|Brad Uphill||22 September by Davi Fisher|
Where was London Street in Brighton
|Carol Hardy||22 September by Ron Jeffs|
|Frai family (could they be Fray, now?)|
Furthering my research into my family’s relocation to Brighton, it would appear that a relative, Phyllis Abell, married a chap, ...
|Julie M||17 September by Penny Broomhead|
I am trying to do some research into the Dubarry Perfume Factory (adjoining Hove Railway Station). The reason for my interest ...
|Ben Hanbury||17 September by Geoffrey Davies|
|Mrs Fitzherbert and Brighton|
Hello members Have just joined and am asking if anybody has any information on the historic sites related to Mrs Fitzherbert ...
|Derrick Bradfield||16 September by Rob Body|
|Waterhall Golf Course|
Anyone know what’s happening at Waterhall Golf Course? I’m not talking about the possible closure, although info on that would ...
|Peter Groves||16 September by Peter Groves|