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|New Sussex Hospital, Windlesham road 1960s|
Hi, my mother Matilda Merlyn died in January 2020 and was a retired nurse. She came to England in 1961 ...
|Emil wijeweera||2 May 2020 10:16 AM by Emil wijeweera|
|Clapshaw & Cleave|
I am looking for information about william T Cleave and his family who ran the Clapshaw & Cleave shop on ...
|S Fryer||29 April 2020 5:25 PM by Richard Bowes|
|the girls of Wish Road|
I wonder if anyone can help my uncle in Australia who is piecing together half forgotten memories – three elderly ...
|Caryle Sarah Webb-Ingall||29 April 2020 5:25 PM by Dominic Cassidy|
|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||29 April 2020 5:25 PM by Peter Groves|
|Gas Works at Black Rock;|
Does anyone know if the Black Rock gas works are still in use? I went past there this afternoon and ...
|Tim Sargeant||29 April 2020 5:25 PM by George Mason|
I am researching Streamline Taxis, (both Brighton & Hove). Does anyone have any snapshots of drivers, cars or stories that ...
|James Wright||27 April 2020 9:07 AM by Cliff Marchant|
|BHC and The Keep|
The more I go into this, the less sense it all makes. To recap: The Keep is a joint scheme ...
|David Fisher||26 April 2020 8:42 AM by Allan Warner-Clarkson|
Also, Phyllis may have married a Kenneth Yeates in 1950 and moved to Worthing. Am desperate for any information. Thankyou
|laura||26 April 2020 8:40 AM by matthew yeates|
|John Howard House|
does anyone know the history of this building on the corners of Roedean and Whitehawk roads, and presently housing a ...
|anna||22 April 2020 7:28 PM by Rebecca Ryan|
|Does any one remember Cooks Cycles, White Cross Street, Brighton?|
This cycle shop was run by a very good guy Len Cook with his wife.
|David Ward||22 April 2020 9:38 AM by Kirk Daly|
Does anyone remember Miller’s Pies just up Bear Road on the left? I can smell and taste them now – shiny ...
|Janet||22 April 2020 9:38 AM by Roy Parsons|
Does anyone remember the Acorn Club?I have found my membership certificate dated 8th september 1953!Also two letters sent to me ...
|jennifer tonks nee smith||16 April 2020 12:20 PM by Leslie Cornford|
|Hove County Grammar School for Girls|
I attended Hove County in Nevill Road from 1950-55. Are the buildings still there & does anyone have photos of ...
|Jean||16 April 2020 9:03 AM by Keren Hancox|
|Card suits in the windows|
There is a building in Marlborough Street with a heart, a diamond, a spade and a club in the upstairs ...
|Val Stockley||15 April 2020 2:57 PM by Val Stockley|
|Captain Samuel Brown RN. Chain Pier and Bridge Builder.|
Captain Samuel Brown who lived on Marine Parade whilst he was building the Chain Pier at Brighton also built bridges. ...
|Tim Sargeant||13 April 2020 2:40 PM by Tim Sargeant|
|Carlton House Prep School 1940s.|
During the 1940s, Carlton House Preparatory School at No 50 Great College Street was run by a Miss Swan and ...
|Tim Sargeant||8 April 2020 8:50 AM by Tim Sargeant|
Where was the Stanmore Hotel in Brighton in the 1970’s?
|David Collis||8 April 2020 8:42 AM by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|Colebrook Family of Blackman Street|
I have just been viewing on this site a lovely photograph of Blackman Road taken in 1959. One of ...
|Colin Jarman||8 April 2020 8:40 AM by Graham Camfield|
|Looking for information on the "Swiss Warehouse" at 71 Kings Road|
I believe this gift store was owned by somebody else in the 1880s and 1890s, but it was acquired by ...
|James Bigwood||7 April 2020 10:02 AM by James Bigwood|
|2 Cannon Terrace, 1867|
I am looking for a map that has this address ‘2 Cannon Terrace’ in 1867. My great grandfather had a ...
|Shelly Comfort||7 April 2020 9:56 AM by Andy Grant|
|The Joke in the Royal Pavilion!|
Having nowhere else to put this “Note” I thought I would pass it on even though I have no idea ...
|Roy Grant||3 April 2020 9:22 AM by Jennifer Martin|
Having recently moved to an apartment in Rottingdean Place I am keen to research its history. The national archives ...
|Liz Hopkin||30 March 2020 9:25 AM by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|City Cemetery, Bear Road, Brighton|
I’ve just been informed that my father was buried at this Cemetery in 1961. I have been given a ...
|Kathryn Bryant||30 March 2020 9:22 AM by Dan McDonald|
|Fruit and Veg|
My grandmother was a “Mears” one of the fruit and veg sellers still operating in Brighton, She used to have ...
|Laine||25 March 2020 9:44 PM by Katie Mears|