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|Topic||Started by||Last post|
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|
|Upper Wellington Road|
Sorry your post has been deleted because it was not appropriate for this section. Please read the posting guide lines ...
|Valerie Worton||16 September 2016 by David Blackford|
|J. C. Mencke/Brighton|
Hi, Does anyone have any information on J. C. Mencke who apparently ran a music shop in Brighton in about ...
|Robin King||31 August 2016 by Andy Grant|
|Eastern Rd post office|
Does anyone know if there was once a post office in Eastern Road, certainly as far back as 1918?
|Dick Chase||29 August 2016 by Tim Sargeant|
|Furze Croft - Advise wanted|
Please read posting guidelines – your post not appropriate for this section.
|Liddy Lashes||7 August 2016 by David Blackford|
|William Thomas of 26 Richmond buildings|
Please read the posting guidelines – 1911 is our cutoff date for enquiries RE individuals.
|Maureen Persiva||7 August 2016 by Maureen Persiva|
|Hove Cemetery (South)|
Hello I’m wondering if there is any chance that someone would be willing to do me a huge favour. I ...
|Rachel B||1 August 2016 by Rachel B|
|shorehm houseboats memories 50's.60's70's|
Sorry Ian – you clearly did not read the posting guidelines indicated above. This section is not for trips down ...
|Ian Meriwoode||28 July 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|
|Tracing Tammadge family|
Sorry Jane but clearly you did not read the information on posting which is shown on the page. We do ...
|Jane Smith||27 July 2016 by Geoffrey Mead|