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I lived at Patcham in a very large yellow brick house called Ashburnham from about 1946-49. Its main entrance came ...
|John Lewis||11 January 2017 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Silver Lady troop canteen WW2 Brighton|
My mum worked here during the second World War. She spoke of it with nostalgia and regrets for all the ...
|Shez Wells||9 January 2017 by Shez Wells|
|Kings Mews Hotel St George / St James Street|
Hello. An ancestor sent a letter in 1880 from (If I am reading it correctly) the Kings Mews Hotel St ...
|Suz 4225||2 January 2017 by Suz 4225|
Wanting information on Gillett family census shows George Gillett and family living in Lime Street, his son Benjamin immigrated to ...
|Leonie Gillett||29 December 2016 by Andy Grant|
My Aunt, Ethel Mockford born in 1907, swam for the County. Any ideas as to where her medals may be,or ...
|Susan Stone||15 December 2016 by Susan Stone|
When I lived at 11 Regent Hill (long since demolished & replaced by council offices) during the war years, I ...
|Alan Possee||25 November 2016 by David Blackford|
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|Michael Short||25 November 2016 by Jasper Stevens|
|MILLER FAMILY OF BRIGHTON|
I am seeking assistance in obtaining information on my forebears who I understand we’re involved with Tourist Stalls at Brighton ...
|Ken Stone||25 November 2016 by Ken Stone|
My Grandfather’s cousin, (Edward) John Ridley who died WW1, is listed on the 1901 census at 7 Lavender Street. ...
|Suzie S||22 November 2016 by Suzie S|
|Roffey family,Newhaven st|
Hi,everyone,back in February I was asking for any information regards the Roffey family,at 19,Newhaven Street,I lived there with my two ...
|Brian Burton||10 November 2016 by Brian Burton|
|Bus hits house in woodingdean|
I’m looking for some info on a double decker bus crash into a home at the top of Shipley Rd ...
|Sharon Phillips||7 November 2016 by Debbie Lakin|
|The Speer Family|
Hello I am trying to find out some information about Walter and Fanny Speer (formerly Betts). They grew up at 70 ...
|Natalie Adsett||7 November 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Montpelier Road (South of Western Rd)|
Does anyone know what was behind the old Plumbers/Debenham store ? And what was on the site of Osprey House? ...
|Debbie Lakin||7 November 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Locations in the 60's|
In 1968 I spent a great week in Brighton on holiday but cannot remember where the following places were. Can ...
|David Arnold||24 October 2016 by Tony Viney|
|Stapleton Brothers in Clifton Street|
My Great-grandfather founded Stapleton Brothers in the late 1800’s. It was a lorry company located in Clifton Hill. ...
|John Hutchings||22 October 2016 by John Hutchings|
|brighton in 1823|
I have a letter written in 1823 from Brighton from an address ‘Combe Place’ no further address. As I cannot find ...
|John Arnold||20 October 2016 by Roy Grant|
|Wetherspoon's, 155-158 North Street, Brighton|
A plaque on this building states that it is on the site of “…. premises occupied by the Brighton Gazette, ...
|Alan Hobden||20 October 2016 by Alan Hobden|
|The Delivery Van|
I used to regularly visit the Saturday morning market in Upper Gardner Street, working from Trafalgar Street to Gloucester Road. ...
|Roy Grant||18 October 2016 by Tim Sargeant|
|name of field|
Can anyone tell me the name of the nursery field that is opposite The Grange at Ovingdean?
|Carol Blake||17 October 2016 by Carol Blake|
|Little Norfolk Street|
Does anyone know where about Little Norfolk Street was, I’m presuming it was near Norfolk Street but would love to ...
|Irene Dobson (nee Budd)||15 October 2016 by Andy Grant|
|E Hobden, Baker, at 74 North Street Brighton in 1851.|
In the James Gray Collection, underneath a photo of the south side of North Street, just above its junction with ...
|Alan Hobden||13 October 2016 by Alan Hobden|
|Dyke Tavern Pub|
Does anybody have any interesting facts about the Dyke Tavern Pub on 218 Dyke Road. Who was the architect of ...
|Ian Smith||23 September 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|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|