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|A question about the coloured houses in Hanover|
Hello, does anyone know when residents of the Hanover district of Brighton started to paint their houses different colours? I ...
|Ben Gladstone||8 December 2020 10:00 AM by Geoffrey Mead|
|Football tour of Germany 1938|
I am writing in the hope that you may be able to answer some questions from the local sports archives. In ...
|Caroline Gaden||8 December 2020 9:59 AM by Richard|
|The Florida Rooms|
Anyone have any memories of the Florida Rooms in the 60s?
|Tony Clevett||8 December 2020 9:58 AM by Jean Franklin-Johnson|
|Giant Yellow Frog|
Hello – Am I right in thinking that there used to be a giant yellow ceramic frog on the ground ...
|Honor||8 December 2020 9:57 AM by Lynda Hockley|
Would you please ask Andy Gray to contact me on my E-Mail Address. It is about Brighton History, and is ...
|David Rowland||7 December 2020 2:21 PM by David Rowland|
|catholic girls school|
I am looking for the names of catholic all girls school in the brighton area in the 1920-1939. The only thing ...
|roberta thompson||23 November 2020 4:40 PM by Contribution Form (do not delete)|
|Church Army Home 11 Funsbury Road|
Good Mornoing From Tropical North Queensland, I was born in the Church Army Home of 11 Finsbury Road Brighton in ...
|Sheila Monday||23 November 2020 4:40 PM by george sibun|
My great great grandfather, Jabez Reynolds, was a prolific builder in Brighton and Hove between 1856-86 and claimed to have ...
|Brenda Andrews||23 November 2020 4:39 PM by Donnie Todd|
|Mrs Tee's Bookshop|
Hello there! Does anyone recall Mrs Tee’s bookshop. It was a second-hand bookshop in New Road Brighton, more or less were ...
|Bernard Dutton-Briant||23 November 2020 4:38 PM by John|
|Dawn Jordan School of Dancing|
Does anyone remember the Dawn Jordan School of Dancing which used off Trafalgar Street I recall .
|karen||23 November 2020 4:38 PM by Lydia Jordan|
|History of San Remo terrace, Kingsway|
I’ve recently moved into a flat in this terrace, and am trying to find out more about their history. I ...
|John Kipps||10 November 2020 8:12 AM by Geoffrey Mead|
|1980 ish toy shop in the lanes|
I have a couple of strong memories of my grandmother buying me a toy in a shop I thought was ...
|Sue M||10 November 2020 8:11 AM by Kerry Lennard|
|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||6 November 2020 10:16 AM by Terry Green|
|Chain pier location|
I’m curious to find the actual location of The Chain Pier, preferably drawn in on a (reasonbaly) current map. I lived ...
|Sven W||6 November 2020 10:16 AM by Stephen Henley|
|Children's home Wellington Street|
In early sixties we lived in a children’s home in Bexhill on sea which was moved to Wellington St Brighton ...
|John Clarke||6 November 2020 10:15 AM by Brian Styles|
|Warren Farm School|
My granfather was apparently sent here with his brother as a child. I’m not sure if it was a ...
|Jean Franklin-Johnson||6 November 2020 10:15 AM by JEANETTE GREEN|
|Researching Maynards sweets. And Lanes or Laines?|
I’m interested in anyone’s recollections of Maynards sweets as I’m researching a history of them for a weekly column I ...
|Penny Chorlton||6 November 2020 10:14 AM by Jillian Foley|
|Filming in Hartington Road|
I grew up in Hartington Road and remember seeing, one early evening after school in the late 1960’s early 1970’s, ...
|Geoff Robbins||6 November 2020 10:14 AM by john nihill|
Duffy raised the problem of the origin of Popes Folly, but so far I have drawn a blank. It is ...
|Roy Grant||6 November 2020 10:11 AM by sophie hearne|
|THE FORGE AT FALMER|
As a result of my researches into my family history; my grandfather Albert Slarks was the blacksmith at Falmer for ...
|JAMES BROWNING||6 November 2020 10:07 AM by Stan Berrett|
|School Records from the 1850s?|
Would anyone have any knowledge whether any school records survive from the 1850s for a girls’ school called ‘Belvedere’ which ...
|Tim Sargeant||26 October 2020 8:13 AM by Tim Sargeant|
looking for any inf on the scrase family – came from horsham – brighton road
|isabel brazier nee scrase||26 October 2020 8:13 AM by John Snelling|
This a strange name, does anyone remember two sisters, the Misses Fuggles, who ran a little private school in Powis ...
|June||21 October 2020 3:30 PM by Tim Sargeant|
|Johnstone's Midget Coaches, Brighton.|
I recently added a posting on the ‘Childrens Memories of Brighton seafront in the 1950‘s page about Johnstones Midget Coaches. ...
|Tim Sargeant||19 October 2020 9:45 AM by Tim Sargeant|