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|Question about old Fawcett School at York Place|
What is the old Fawcett (ex Vardean and Municipal ) school building used for now, please?
|Philip Dennett||6 August 2020 12:58 PM by Geoffrey Mead|
|West Pier Mysteries|
I’ve been reading a lot about the evolution and sad decline of The West Pier but there are a couple ...
|Luke||6 August 2020 12:57 PM by Sam Flowers|
i remember it well.Bobby Sansom was very popular and very good looking as i recall.Somethings you never forget! Having just ...
|jennifer tonks nee smith||6 August 2020 12:57 PM by Stefan Jähne|
I am seeking information about the Worthington family. A matriarch died at 2 Norton Road Hove in 1885 her name ...
|blackburn-mitchell||6 August 2020 12:56 PM by Amanda Worthington|
|Looking for information regarding the Nash family who lived in Hove during WW1|
My great grandfather, whose surname is Nash lived in London and also had a house in Hove. During WW1 part ...
|Amanda Louth||6 August 2020 12:56 PM by Geoffrey Mead|
I AM MAUREEN DOUGHTY (NEE MUZZALL)WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS )WHO LIVED IN HERVEY ROAD OR WENT TO ...
|Maureen Doughty||6 August 2020 12:56 PM by Glenn Mellor|
|34 Medina Villas Hove|
I was born at this address during World War 2, in September 1944 and was almost immediately adopted. In stories ...
|Robert||6 August 2020 12:55 PM by Robert Niblett|
|Boating Accident 1900|
Maralyn Eden raised this query in June 2007 – It does seem to have a reply. 7 Bluejackets from the torpedo ...
|david||6 August 2020 12:54 PM by Alan Fennah|
|Finsbury Road school|
On 10/9/07, R LUCAS I am looking for historical information re the Junior School that was in Finsbury ...
|Ron Lucas||6 August 2020 12:51 PM by mohamed Jaffar|
|Lincoln Street improvements?|
I have an old photo dating from c. 1930. For various reasons, I think it is Brighton, and almost looks ...
|Eric Kellerman||27 July 2020 11:35 AM by Eric Kellerman|
|Nevill Avenue, Hove|
Can anyone tell me when the road and the houses were constructed in Nevill Avenue please?
|Alan Hobden||27 July 2020 11:35 AM by Julia Wood|
Hi all, Just found out that Ben Sherman’s started in Brighton & I wondered if anyone knew where the original factory ...
|Suzie Box||27 July 2020 11:35 AM by Debbie Waldon|
|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||27 July 2020 11:35 AM by Alan Phillips|
|Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's), Ovingdean|
Hello The charity Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) (https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/) opened its centre at Ovingdean, Brighton in October 1938, and thus ...
|Rob Baker||27 July 2020 11:35 AM by Peter Ratcliffe|
|Does anyone recall the Brighton Giants basketball team from the 1950's/60's?|
In 1964 I joined the Brighton Giants basketball team. The team had been formed some years beforehand by Barry Widdowson ...
|Alan Phillips||24 July 2020 10:00 PM by Alan Phillips|
At the pier head, between the sea-facing side of the 1893 pavilion, the two 1866 Birch kiosks and the drop ...
|Sam Flowers||22 July 2020 10:04 PM by Sam Flowers|
|Laundries in Brighton and Hove|
I was reading some of the posts and comments on the site about laundries in Brighton and Hove and I ...
|Peter Groves||22 July 2020 10:04 PM by Sam Flowers|
Please does anyone know if there was a Dr Banardos Home in or near to Brighton.Thank you.
|Joy||22 July 2020 10:04 PM by stephen marsh|
Amongs my collection of childhood memorabielia is my badge from the Brighton fishing club. For the unititiated, in the ...
|Roy Grant||20 July 2020 9:48 AM by buster brown|
|Spring Gardens / Portland Street|
Have just received PDF certificate of an ancestor. In 1899 she was in Lancaster. In 1901 she was in Leeds, ...
|Judith Williamson||20 July 2020 9:44 AM by Judith Williamson|
|Hove Training Home for Girls|
Hi, I’m researching my daughters paternal side of the family tree and have found a relative at the above ‘certified ...
|Janet Vidler||16 July 2020 1:00 PM by Geoffrey Mead|
does any one know anything about the whichelo family in 1800 especially richard lemon whichelo, any information would we greatly ...
|sam||16 July 2020 12:59 PM by Owen Nichols|
|Rings of Hove|
Further to my previous enquiry does anyone have memories of it/staff from the 1980s? Who took it on when the ...
|Caroline Carter||13 July 2020 9:54 PM by Richard Harriss|
Hello, I am trying to find out any information I can regarding the Pearce family. I believe they lived at ...
|Lu Haff||9 July 2020 9:32 PM by Lu Haff|