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|Lady Leopoldina Olivia Keppel 1866--1948 of Sacred Heart Convent Hove known as Madam Keppel.|
Any information from LOCAL sources about this lady for a family history would be most welcome
|Roger Thompson||19 hours ago by Roger Thompson|
|Searching for my mother|
I have been searching for my birth mother for many years and need to ocate her before it is too ...
|Rachel llsley||19 hours ago by Rachel Illsley|
|Percy Wilkinson Delevine|
Looking for information on Percy Wilkinson who was part of the Delevines theatrical act and who retired to Brighton and ...
|Trish Mackay||4 days ago by Jane Joyce|
|Who was Florence Moore?|
Dinsdale Landen and several other Brighton based theatrical personalities stated they they took their first steps into the profession at ...
|Roy Grant||4 days ago by Christine Cooke|
|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||4 days ago by Allan Warner-Clarkson|
|Court School of Dancing,Brighton|
Does anyone remember the teachers, Stan, Daphne, Tim, George. Where are they now? Do you have any memories?
|Pauline Stratton||7 days ago by Peter Smith|
I am trying to do some research into the Dubarry Perfume Factory (adjoining Hove Railway Station). The reason for my interest ...
|Ben Hanbury||7 days ago by CHRISTINE Buckingham|
I think the following people are connected to my family tree: Lottie Emily Marchant (b) 1907, poss married to Thomas ...
|Pauline Best||7 days ago by Gary MacLeod|
|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||14 days ago by Iain Spence|
|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||14 days ago by Michael Faraday|
I am interested to know the history of the Brunswick on 39 ditchling road, now the Leek and Winkle. I ...
|anna||14 days ago by Kathy Levine|
Does any one know which local Brighton based newspapers were available in Brighton between 1880 and 1900? I believe ...
|pathoaruk||14 days ago by wendy Buckman|
Does anyone remember the Peacehaven Hotel. It ws built in the 1920s. I’d like to know what it was used for in ...
|Jules Davis||14 days ago by Cheryl Felix|
|1906 Hove Photo|
I have a photo of my great-great grandmother at the Kerrison (I think!) Coach House on Waterloo St in Hove. ...
|michele helm||14 days ago by michele helm|
|Family in Brighton|
My family came from Brighton. The Steels and Nurcombes. The Nurcombes lived at 18 Elder Street at the end of ...
|Barry||7 February by Anne Worthington|
|G M COLLEUTT|
i have a painting of st james’s street by a g m colleutt of 23 old steyne brighton as it ...
|roy pateman||7 February by Dr. S.N. Collcutt|
|250 Elm Grove Brighton|
I have a birth certificate for my aunt showing she was born at 250 Elm Grove Brighton in 1907 the ...
|Coral Luke||7 February by Kathy P|
|Stucks the Jewellers|
Does anyone remember the jewellers in the road off West Street known as Stuck’s?
|Tony Hagon||7 February by george sibun|
|Anyone remember Alfred Arnold De Lacy of Brighton?|
I am specifically interested in information on the woman Alfred lived with called Frances Eliza Allen from c1917-1928 in Brighton. ...
|Julie Mayo||6 February by george sibun|
|A dairy in Moulsecoomb|
I am doing some research about Moulsecoomb and I was wondering if anybody knew of any information or whereabouts of ...
|Paul Clarkson||6 February by Paul Clarkson|
|Girls' School. Montpelier Road. 1850s ?|
Has anyone any knowledge of a girls’ school in Montpelier Road during the 1850s period. If so what was it ...
|Tim Sargeant||4 February by Andy Grant|
|rottingdean smugglers tunnels|
I am doing some research in to the smugglers tunnels running underneath rottingdean. I believe they ran upto buildings in ...
|andrew james||4 February by Kathy Levine|
|Moores of Brighton|
I am trying to research the history of my fiancé’s car. We know it came originally from Moores of Brighton, ...
|Clare Mobbs||4 February by Lawrence Tebbs|
|Workhouse surgeon Richard Rugg 1851|
Surgeon Richard Rugg of Middle St Brighton was doctor for the Workhouse/ Infirmary c1851 and in practice into 1870s. Does ...
|S Bland||4 February by Pat White|