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|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|
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|
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|
|Regent (side Issues)|
The Regent Ballroom item has given rise to so many side issues that were unconnected with Joanne’s original request, I ...
|Roy Grant||29 May 2020 7:46 AM by Cherrie Taylor|
Can anyone tell me exactly where Harry Cowley lived please? I have seen mention of Grove Street and Lincoln Street, ...
|Alan Hobden||29 May 2020 7:43 AM by Loraine Perrin|
Seeking information on George & Florence Gouraud who may be buried in St. Wolfran’s Church Cemetery in Ovingdean. Wish ...
|Ray Johnston||25 May 2020 4:48 PM by Roy Grant|
|Do you remember a Peter Wilson, born 1927, from Maytree Walk?|
I am trying to find any information about a Peter W. Wilson, born 1927, along with his parents Percy, who ...
|Rose Blain||24 May 2020 5:30 PM by Rose Blain|
|Philip Morris on Bond Street 1847|
Hi, I live over in the colonies (U.S.A.). I am trying to find out information about Philip Morris. ...
|Donna Rosenbloom||24 May 2020 3:33 PM by Nicholas Fleischmann|
|Arnold House Hotel|
Can anyone tell me what happened to this hotel in the Montpelier rd area of Brighton
|Eric Masters||23 May 2020 6:18 PM by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|Does anyone know of the Maslin family, who lived in or around Brighton in the 1930's?|
I am trying to find the Maslin family, who were living in or around Brighton in the 1930’s. One member ...
|Kerry Bevan||23 May 2020 5:55 PM by Kerry Bevan|