Local History Questions and Answers
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|Topic||Started by||Last post|
|Brighton seafront carousel|
Please could someone tell me if there was a merry go round on Brighton seafront in the 1980s. I have ...
|Cynthia Pretty||19 September 2016 by Cynthia Pretty|
|John Hobden, Gents' Day Academy of Brighthelmstone, 1823|
The 1823 Pigot’s Directory of Sussex (Pages 498 – 504) includes an entry for the above. Can anyone please tell me ...
|Alan Hobden||17 September 2016 by Alan Hobden|
|Upper Wellington Road|
Sorry your post has been deleted because it was not appropriate for this section. Please read the posting guide lines ...
|Valerie Worton||16 September 2016 by David Blackford|
|J. C. Mencke/Brighton|
Hi, Does anyone have any information on J. C. Mencke who apparently ran a music shop in Brighton in about ...
|Robin King||31 August 2016 by Andy Grant|
|William Thomas of 26 Richmond buildings|
Please read the posting guidelines – 1911 is our cutoff date for enquiries RE individuals.
|Maureen Persiva||7 August 2016 by Maureen Persiva|
|Furze Croft - Advise wanted|
Please read posting guidelines – your post not appropriate for this section.
|Liddy Lashes||7 August 2016 by David Blackford|
|shorehm houseboats memories 50's.60's70's|
Sorry Ian – you clearly did not read the posting guidelines indicated above. This section is not for trips down ...
|Ian Meriwoode||28 July 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Tracing Tammadge family|
Sorry Jane but clearly you did not read the information on posting which is shown on the page. We do ...
|Jane Smith||27 July 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Brighton retailers in 1950's|
Can anyone point me to a source of information, such as Yellow Pages (for 1950), where I can glean this ...
|Ian Tollady||25 July 2016 by Jeanette Eason|
|Eastern Rd post office|
Does anyone know if there was once a post office in Eastern Road, certainly as far back as 1918?
|Dick Chase||29 August 2016 by Tim Sargeant|
|Hove Cemetery (South)|
Hello I’m wondering if there is any chance that someone would be willing to do me a huge favour. I ...
|Rachel B||1 August 2016 by Rachel B|
|Possible ancestry link?|
Hi I have come across an early 1900’s picture on your website which has a photograph of a student who looks ...
|Narelle Thoms||30 June 2016 by Andy Grant|
Local historians will be sad to hear that Kevin Fossey has died aged 65. Kevin was head teacher at a ...
|Geoffrey Mead||29 June 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Tribe and Pilbeam families circa 1900|
Please please is there anyone out there in Brighton who can recall anything to do with my family. ...
|Vivienne Richardson||22 June 2016 by Roy Grant|
|Any information or posters of 1976|
I am a trustee of the Hanover Centre and on 3rd July we are celebrating our 40 years of being ...
|Susie Courtault||9 June 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|List of domestic servants at Stanmer|
I am trying to ascertain whether or not my great grandmother Jane Olliver worked at Stanmer House around 1840. She ...
|Narena Olliver||8 June 2016 by Roy Grant|
|Lloyd Road Hove|
Can anyone tell me when the first house was built in Lloyd Road please and why it is called Lloyd ...
|Nikki Green||2 June 2016 by Nikki Green|
|Sophia Duleep Singh 1875 – 1948|
I am reading “Sophia, Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary” by Anita Anand pub. Bloomsbury Publishing 2015…there is a reference to ...
|Val Brown||29 May 2016 by Val Brown|
I am sure that I am not alone amongst the small dedicated band of ‘repliers’ to requests who are frustrated ...
|Geoffrey Mead||23 May 2016 by Andy Grant|
Sorry Steve – but your message has been deleted. This section is for local history questions – not reminiscences. Please ...
|Steve Teasdale||17 May 2016 by Steve Teasdale|
Hello all I am currently doing a project on the changing social structure and physical growth of Brighton post WW2 – ...
|Chris Sutton||11 May 2016 by Roy Grant|
|coleridge stree roman catholic school|
I am trying to find the closing date of this school. On the web ESCC seem to say 1945 but ...
|David Daniels||6 May 2016 by David Daniels|
|Gayton House, The Droveway, Hove|
Eric Hamilton-Cole lived at Gayton, The Droveway in the 1930’s and 40’s. I have looked on the internet and can’t ...
|Elizabeth Cole||6 May 2016 by Elizabeth Cole|
|Hove Engineerium sundial?|
I drove up Woodland Drive the other day and I noticed a plynth base outside the gates of the Water ...
|Phil Drayton-Morris||8 June 2016 by Phil Drayton-Morris|