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|Topic||Started by||Last post|
Researching the Driscolls who lived here in 1876. Huge family so thinking there must still be descendants in Brighton.
|Karen Pullen||30 October by Karen Pullen|
|St Mary’s Place|
Does anyone remember a dance school at the very top of St Mary’s Place? Myself and several friends used to ...
|Jenny||28 October by Jenny|
I have a old memory of going to a slaughterhouse in Portslade, to collect manure for the garden. Does any ...
|Malcolm Mackenzie||23 October by|
|The Florida Rooms|
Anyone have any memories of the Florida Rooms in the 60s?
|Tony Clevett||22 October by Colin Kennard|
|The Square Patcham|
I am looking for any information on My Great Grandfathers Business in Patcham. I have a photograph of a Butchers ...
|Justine Robertson||22 October by john snelling|
|Val's Taverne, a 1950's/60's bar in the basement of a Chichester Terrace house.|
I have come across a 1950’s postcard advertising Val’s Taverne at 11 Chichester Terrace. The postcard has an interior shot ...
|Andrew Doig||16 October by Tim Sargeant|
Is anyone researching the Eade family – especially Emily Eade (1874-1906) who married Frederick Sutton in 1900 in Brighton.
|Judith||14 October by John Snelling|
|Eastern Street, Kemptown - why is it called a street?|
There’s a short twitten in Kemptown next to Belgrave Place called Eastern Street and I wondered if anyone knows why ...
|Chris Dadswell||14 October by Penny Broomhead|
|The Cap of Liberty Pub|
Does anyone have any information on the Cap Of Liberty Pub which existed in Brighton in the first half of ...
|Nick Heath||6 October by David Packham|
|St Peters Court School, Burgess Hill|
Does anyone have any information on St Peters Court School, in Burgess Hill, the Rev, Mcdonald Hobley I think was ...
|Angela Greaves||23 September by Tim Sargeant|
|Martin's Club circa 1943|
Greetings from Canada. I’m curious about a card I’ve found. It is a membership card to Martin’s Club, 42 Kings ...
|Brad Uphill||22 September by Davi Fisher|
Where was London Street in Brighton
|Carol Hardy||22 September by Ron Jeffs|
|Frai family (could they be Fray, now?)|
Furthering my research into my family’s relocation to Brighton, it would appear that a relative, Phyllis Abell, married a chap, ...
|Julie M||17 September by Penny Broomhead|
I am trying to do some research into the Dubarry Perfume Factory (adjoining Hove Railway Station). The reason for my interest ...
|Ben Hanbury||17 September by Geoffrey Davies|
|Mrs Fitzherbert and Brighton|
Hello members Have just joined and am asking if anybody has any information on the historic sites related to Mrs Fitzherbert ...
|Derrick Bradfield||16 September by Rob Body|
|Waterhall Golf Course|
Anyone know what’s happening at Waterhall Golf Course? I’m not talking about the possible closure, although info on that would ...
|Peter Groves||16 September by Peter Groves|
|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||15 September by Helen Smith|
|The Winsor family|
Hi,I am researching my ex nans family,her surname was Winsor and she was born in Bute st kemp town 1908.I ...
|Phillip Baker||15 September by Diane|
|George Ernest Bryant lived in Brighton|
Hi, I was adopted shortly after my birth and have in the last year or so found many ancestors. ...
|Kathryn Bryant||15 September by dom smith|
|Metal Box company|
Does anyone remember the metal box company portslade ny father used to work there and it is annoying me because ...
|Jacky Collard||15 September by Geoffrey Mead|
|A question about Coleman Street, Brighton|
Bit of a long shot but when I was 6 (now 69!) years old my parents Chris and Lois Lade ...
|Nick Lade||15 September by Nick Lade|
|Fish and Chip Restaurant in the North Laine 1990's.|
Does anyone know of a Fish and Chip Restaurant in the North Laine? I was taken there in the 1990’s ...
|Ria Ship||13 September by|
|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||6 September by Andy Grant|
|Bombings in Brighton|
Does anyone know any information on bombs in Caledonian rd Brighton 1940 September the 20 that where dropped, or have ...
|vikkysmile||6 September by Allan Warner-Clarkson|