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|Rock and sweet shop, early twenties|
Looking for information on my uncle Jack Sugarman who ran the shop on the station approach, Brighton, famous for rock.
|Martin Levy||7 July 2020 11:15 AM by Geoffrey Mead|
According to the Argus this morning: “The uncovering of a secret historic cottage hidden away from a high street could ...
|Alan Hobden||7 July 2020 11:14 AM by Geoff Clements|
|Was there a harbour for troop ships landing in Brighton 1939?|
Was there a harbour for troop ships landing in Brighton in 1939?
|Bob BLAKEY||7 July 2020 11:14 AM by Geoffrey Mead|
|The Duke of Yorks cinema|
I am trying to find out why and how the Duke of Yorks survived in the ’60s, 70’s and 80’s ...
|Catherine Page||7 July 2020 11:13 AM by Dave Larkin|
|new oxford theatre of varieties, new road|
I heard somewhere about a theatre of varieties on new road around 1880’s and was wondering if anyone knew whether ...
|natalie||7 July 2020 11:13 AM by Geoff Robbins|
|Old friend at Union Church youth club from 1950s|
Where is Anthony P C Allen – solicitor (retired) possibly at Bunkers co?
|John Francis||7 July 2020 11:13 AM by Sue M|
|A question about a Chinese Restaurant in West Street|
In the sixties, there was one of the first Chinese restaurants about halfway down West Street on the right hand ...
|Martin Tidy||7 July 2020 11:11 AM by john partridge|
Iam researching my romany ancestors who were born in Brighton, and had caravans on the downs. would any one know ...
|j parker||7 July 2020 11:10 AM by Sharon Barnes|
Is there any one on this site that knows anything about the Goble family of Carlton Court.Brighton. Namely Thomas Goble ...
|Sheila Jones||7 July 2020 11:09 AM by Sharon Barnes|
Hello, according to Wiki Ben Sherman opened his first shirt factory at 21 Bedford Square Brighton in 1963. Does anyone ...
|Debbie Waldon||29 June 2020 8:37 PM by Debbie Waldon|
|Is anyone connected with someone who has a bench in their name in Brighton/Hove?|
Hi there, I’m writing a small feature on people with bench plaques in Brighton/Hove. I’d love to hear from you ...
|Brigitta Smale||29 June 2020 11:03 AM by Brigitta Smale|
I have a photo of my paternal grandmother which appears to have been taken professionally. Does anyone know if there ...
|Alan Hobden||29 June 2020 10:59 AM by Kath Parish|
|126 and 128 New Church Road, Hove|
Can anyone please tell me anything about the history of these 2 properties? They are now used as one premises, ...
|Shirley Smith||29 June 2020 10:56 AM by Carol Murphy|
|Question about Albion Hill Home|
Hello, does anyone know about the history of Albion Hill Home, specifically around 1920? Would it have been for unmarried ...
|Tracy Schofield||20 June 2020 5:44 PM by Geoffrey Mead|
|Does anyone know the Barnes family that lived in Moulsecoombe and Brighton through the seventies?|
Trying to do a family tree on my fathers side. His name was Frank William Barnes and he was born ...
|Gwendoline Healy||19 June 2020 7:40 PM by Gwendoline Healy|
|Old Hove College, Kinsway|
Am trying to find information about the Old Hove College on Kingsway, any info would be good.
|Robin Cook||18 June 2020 12:04 PM by Contribution Form (do not delete)|
Can anyone provide any information on ‘Codrington House’ situated at No. 1. Hampton Place, it is currently housing a ...
|John Billing||18 June 2020 12:03 PM by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|Aryeh House School|
Anybody knows about it?
|Janine Silberman||13 June 2020 6:39 PM by Eskandar Nahaie|
I gather by JD’s test, things seem to have gone unusually quiet. I also recall the great number of ...
|Roy Grant||13 June 2020 6:37 PM by Lyn Fardell|
|Barrance and Ford|
Hello, I am doing some research on the department store Barrance and Ford that was situated on the corner of Kings ...
|Karen Scanlon||13 June 2020 6:36 PM by Sarah Panes|
|Brighton bus office|
I worked for a short while in the Brighton bus office in Lewis Road around 1950. I remember that it ...
|Dave Blackford||13 June 2020 6:36 PM by Contribution Form (do not delete)|
|Brighton Free Home for Destitute and Orphan Boys - aka Bryn aka 3 Upper Lewes Road.|
The 1891 census shows my great uncle as being a resident (or inmate) at No 3 Upper Lewes Road (a ...
|Geoff Robbins||13 June 2020 6:35 PM by Caroline Fairhall|
|William Reynolds Pepper|
My great grandfather built the Old Steine fountain I know very little about him apart from this and that he had ...
|Rosemary Jeremiah||13 June 2020 6:35 PM by Pamela Wilson|
|70th Anniversary of Dunkirk Evacuation|
I watched, with emotion, TV coverage of the 70th anniversary of the Dunkirk Evacuation and some original footage with all ...
|Suzie||29 May 2020 7:49 AM by Joan Homewood|