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|Rock and sweet shop, early twenties|
Looking for information on my uncle Jack Sugarman who ran the shop on the station approach, Brighton, famous for rock.
|Martin Levy||4 days ago by Geoffrey Mead|
|Bellmans London Road.|
My mother Violet worked for Sydney Bellman during and after the war. Bellmans ran the Helpy Club for the war ...
|Jennifer Goddard nee Norrell||4 days ago by MICHAEL INNES|
According to the Argus this morning: “The uncovering of a secret historic cottage hidden away from a high street could ...
|Alan Hobden||4 days ago by Geoff Clements|
|Was there a harbour for troop ships landing in Brighton 1939?|
Was there a harbour for troop ships landing in Brighton in 1939?
|Bob BLAKEY||4 days ago by Geoffrey Mead|
|The Duke of Yorks cinema|
I am trying to find out why and how the Duke of Yorks survived in the ’60s, 70’s and 80’s ...
|Catherine Page||4 days ago by Dave Larkin|
|new oxford theatre of varieties, new road|
I heard somewhere about a theatre of varieties on new road around 1880’s and was wondering if anyone knew whether ...
|natalie||4 days ago by Geoff Robbins|
|Old friend at Union Church youth club from 1950s|
Where is Anthony P C Allen – solicitor (retired) possibly at Bunkers co?
|John Francis||4 days ago by Sue M|
Hi all, Just found out that Ben Sherman’s started in Brighton & I wondered if anyone knew where the original factory ...
|Suzie Box||4 days ago by Debbie Waldon|
|The Star Beats music band|
I recall seeing a local Brighton/Worthing band in the mid/late 1980’s called the Star Beats. They were very much influenced ...
|Neil Aspinall||4 days ago by Amanda Wilkes|
|Cromwell House School, Hove 1954|
Does anyone remember attending boarding school at the above between the yeats 1954-1958 and what happened to the school. My surname ...
|Elizabeth Meakin||4 days ago by Stephen Price|
|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||4 days ago by Nicholas Straiton|
|A question about a Chinese Restaurant in West Street|
In the sixties, there was one of the first Chinese restaurants about halfway down West Street on the right hand ...
|Martin Tidy||4 days ago by john partridge|
does any one know anything about the whichelo family in 1800 especially richard lemon whichelo, any information would we greatly ...
|sam||4 days ago by Andy Grant|
Iam researching my romany ancestors who were born in Brighton, and had caravans on the downs. would any one know ...
|j parker||4 days ago by Sharon Barnes|
Is there any one on this site that knows anything about the Goble family of Carlton Court.Brighton. Namely Thomas Goble ...
|Sheila Jones||4 days ago by Sharon Barnes|
Hello, according to Wiki Ben Sherman opened his first shirt factory at 21 Bedford Square Brighton in 1963. Does anyone ...
|Debbie Waldon||12 days ago by Debbie Waldon|
|Is anyone connected with someone who has a bench in their name in Brighton/Hove?|
Hi there, I’m writing a small feature on people with bench plaques in Brighton/Hove. I’d love to hear from you ...
|Brigitta Smale||12 days ago by Brigitta Smale|
I have a photo of my paternal grandmother which appears to have been taken professionally. Does anyone know if there ...
|Alan Hobden||12 days ago by Kath Parish|
|126 and 128 New Church Road, Hove|
Can anyone please tell me anything about the history of these 2 properties? They are now used as one premises, ...
|Shirley Smith||12 days ago by Carol Murphy|
|Question about Albion Hill Home|
Hello, does anyone know about the history of Albion Hill Home, specifically around 1920? Would it have been for unmarried ...
|Tracy Schofield||20 June by Geoffrey Mead|
|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||20 June by Roland St Clere-Smithe|
|Does anyone know the Barnes family that lived in Moulsecoombe and Brighton through the seventies?|
Trying to do a family tree on my fathers side. His name was Frank William Barnes and he was born ...
|Gwendoline Healy||19 June by Gwendoline Healy|
|Old Hove College, Kinsway|
Am trying to find information about the Old Hove College on Kingsway, any info would be good.
|Robin Cook||18 June by Contribution Form (do not delete)|
Can anyone provide any information on ‘Codrington House’ situated at No. 1. Hampton Place, it is currently housing a ...
|John Billing||18 June by Dr Geoffrey Mead|