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|Robin Hood cross st Brighton|
Any information on the landlords of the Robin Hood, Cross Street, from between the war years? My mum’s maiden name ...
|Richard Elms||1 March by Richard Elms|
|Does anyone remember the Brighton and District YHA group?|
The group would meet every Friday at the Patcham youth hostel, in the winter months, then end the evening at ...
|David Ward||25 February by|
Does anyone remember the Co-op? laundry, somewhere around Byron St, or that area? I recall it as ...
|Annie||25 February by Alan Phillips|
|Royal Crescent Hotel|
Can anyone tell me if the hotel is still in operation or if it went under? I spent many weekends ...
|Sue||23 February by Chrristopher Gatt Floridia|
|Royal Crescent Hotel - Chaplins bar|
Who out there remembers Chaplins bar under the Royal Crescent Hotel. I worked there in the late 80’s. Post your ...
|cm||23 February by Chrristopher Gatt Floridia|
|My Mom worked in a bakery in 1939|
According to the 1939 register, where my Mom’s name was just unlocked, she worked as a bakery assistant. I never ...
|Jeanne Masterson||23 February by Irene marriott|
|Locating a relative|
I am hoping to make contact with a relative who was from the Brighton/Hove area. He is my mother’s 2nd ...
|Geraldine Hughes||23 February by Irene marriott|
|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||23 February by David Shelton|
Prompted by some of my recent research and the knowledge that this year marks the centenary of the end of ...
|Geoff Robbins||23 February by David Shelton|
|Football tour to Germany 1938|
I am a student looking at non-government links with Germany during the 1930s and heard about a football team from ...
|Sasha Bolot||21 February by Sasha Bolot|
|Book about the North Laine area from Brighton Books?|
There is or was a book about the North Laine area of Brighton, issued by Brighton Books Publishing, I think ...
|Honor Wimlett||19 February by Sue M|
|276 Ditchling Road|
My Great Great Grandmother lived at 276 Ditchling Road from at least 1903 until her death in 1918. As I ...
|Allan Warner-Clarkson||19 February by Dr 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||19 February by Honor Wimlett|
|Sloane Street, Brighton|
I have just found the parish record of the burial of an ancestor. His address is not very easy to ...
|Angela Emmerton||19 February by Cecilia Marini Berry|
|Giant Yellow Frog|
Hello – Am I right in thinking that there used to be a giant yellow ceramic frog on the ground ...
|Honor||16 February by Honor Wimlett|
|H. THUNDER - Court Boot maker 15, East Street|
I am trying to find out more about the THUNDER Boot and Shoe Premises at 15, East Street, Brighton. My ...
|John Knowles||13 February by John Knowles|
|Port Hall Mission 36 Exeter Street|
Who ran this Mission? Are there any records kept? Was a Mr Edward Street a preacher there about 1905?
|Peter Stoner||13 February by Barry Grimwood|
|WW1 and Canadian forces in Brighton?|
I’m still filling in gaps in my family tree and have come across a Great Aunt who, in 1920, appears ...
|Geoff Robbins||13 February by Dave Pitcher|
does anyone remember METHUEN MANOR NURSING HOME it was on preston road and is now preston park hotel
|ANTHONY DUKE||13 February by Tim Baker|
|Ashdown House school Brighton|
I have memories of attending this school in the 1950s….very young…possibly 3-4 years old. Would like to see some pictures or ...
|Toni Kemp||11 February by Toni Kemp|
|North Road swimming baths|
I have just asked the question of this site. There is no record, I find this strange. My school friends ...
|David Ward||11 February by|
|st john's jynior school carlton hill brighton|
i would like to be in touch with people who went to st’john’s school between1950-1954also if anyone has any school ...
|Kathleen Catt||11 February by David Ward|
|Black Rock Swimming Pool|
Does any one remember Black Rock Swimming Pool, great time there in the late 50s -60s before it was demolished ...
|Caroline||11 February by david ward|
|Railway stations- subway or bridge|
Hi. I attended the Brighton Circle AGM on Saturday They were stumped as to why some stations have bridges, some ...
|John Wheatland||8 February by Peter Groves|