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|Topic||Started by||Last post|
|Tregenna, Dyke Road|
Hi all – can anyone help me? I’m trying to find out whether my grandparents’ house in Dyke Road is still ...
|Jane Allen||2 February 2018 by Alan Hobden|
|Nevill Avenue, Hove|
Can anyone tell me when the road and the houses were constructed in Nevill Avenue please?
|Alan Hobden||22 January 2018 by Alan Hobden|
|Were you an Extra in Oh what a lovely war film?|
I’m a trustee at Patcham Memorial Hall and we’re planning to show the film on Armistice day in November, as ...
|Jan MULREANY||18 January 2018 by Richard W|
|Brighton B Cemetery|
I am trying to find some family graves in Brighton. I have contacted both the Council and Downs (Dignity) but they ...
|Allan Clarkson||5 February 2018 by Allan Clarkson|
Would anyone know if the Southdown Bus Company that was, have archives stored somewhere. Thanks
|Pauline Best||15 January 2018 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Oliver's Brighton - 42 Trafalgar Street|
Hello everyone, I am new the new owner of 42 Trafalgar Street, I opened my shop roughly 7 weeks ago ...
|Oliver Dall||12 January 2018 by Geoffrey Mead|
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||9 January 2018 by Jules Davis|
Does anyone know when Ladysmith Road (part of the “Boer War Estate” near Bear Road) was built? The Second ...
|Dennis Plank||8 January 2018 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Old Map of Portslade area|
An age ago I seem to recollect seeing an old map of the Portslade area on this site but cannot ...
|David Phillips||4 December 2017 by David Phillips|
I am doing some research for a family whose earlier members lived at 37 Hervey Road in the 1930s. Does ...
|Richard Cairns||2 December 2017 by Geoffrey Mead|
|The Hope Inn|
3 & 4 Suffolk Place was the location of The Hope Inn, neither exist today. My 3rd ggrandfather was landlord ...
|Roger Paine||30 November 2017 by Andy Grant|
|Knight looking out to sea...|
Hello There is a largish wooden (I assume it’s wooden) Knight (I think it’s a Knight?) character located on the intersection ...
|David Coates||23 November 2017 by David Coates|
Check your email Peter
|Peter Wood||15 November 2017 by Peter Wood|
|Southdown buses social club in the 70's|
Hi, My dad was a driver for Southdown buses and I remember going to the social club with him as a ...
|Nikki||14 November 2017 by Nikki|
Hello. In 1990, I was a student living in Bristol Gardens Kemptown – the end near Church place. I distinctly recall ...
|David Coates||19 November 2017 by David Coates|
|LORD OF THE MANOR|
WHO IS THE PRESENT (YEAR DATE IS 2017) LORD OF THE MANOR OF STANMER, SUSSEX PLEASE?
|LUCY REYNOLDS||10 November 2017 by Geoffrey Mead|
Having recently moved to an apartment in Rottingdean Place I am keen to research its history. The national archives ...
|Liz Hopkin||17 November 2017 by Sam Flowers|
I am a committee member of a group dedicated to “Remembering Edward Bransfield”, a native of our village of Ballinacurra ...
|André Saubolle||4 November 2017 by Geoffrey Mead|
Does anybody know where the Brighton Zoological Gardens were ?
|Maggie Holder||5 November 2017 by David Blackford|
|regiment based at preston barracks|
my great grandfather was in the 4th dragoon guards 1871-1883. His regiment were at aldershot barracks 1880-1882. He married at ...
|Carlos Romero||2 November 2017 by Carlos Romero|
I’m doing some research and am wondering whether anyone knows of any family run Jewish estate agents in Brighton in ...
|Adam Sarath||30 September 2017 by Geoffrey Mead|
|COTTAGE COFFEE BAR|
Sorry Mike but this section is not for a trip down memory lane (read posting guidelines above. Leave a comment ...
|Mike Graves||28 September 2017 by Mike Graves|
|Officer Cadet Reginald King S/N 2035767|
Very sorry Shaun but we do not handle requests like yours after our 1911 cutoff date.
|Shaun Noble||22 September 2017 by Tim Sargeant|
|Does any body recall the music fesytivals held under the Madeira Arches around 1966/67|
Mid 60’s bands participating at the venues
|John Ledward||15 September 2017 by John Ledward|