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|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 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 by Roy Parsons|
Does anybody know where Bunkers Hill was in Brighton, a local fisherman area ,l think?
|Sheila Jones||22 April by Harry Kee|
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 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 by Keren Hancox|
|The Downs Hotel hassocks|
can any body remember the the downs it was the the place to be various bands groups ithink it was ...
|young again||16 April by Anthony Swan|
|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 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 by Tim Sargeant|
|Laundries in Brighton and Hove|
I was reading some of the posts and comments on the site about laundries in Brighton and Hove and I ...
|Peter Groves||13 April by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|Brighton Register Office - 1947|
Hi there, I’m researching for a book and want to find out where Brighton Register Office was in 1947. I believe ...
|Maggie Elliott||13 April by Maggie Elliott|
|Info on Buckingham Street, Brighton|
Iam intrestedin knowing a little about Buckingham Street, Brighton. I wanted to know who may have lived in the street ...
|Anthony||10 April by Gail Williams|
|Zetlands Coffee Shop|
Does anyone recall Zetlands Coffee Shop? It used to be patronised by ‘ladies who took morning coffee’ they wore smart ...
|Hawkeye||10 April by keren hancox|
|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 by Tim Sargeant|
Where was the Stanmore Hotel in Brighton in the 1970’s?
|David Collis||8 April by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
Hi all, Just found out that Ben Sherman’s started in Brighton & I wondered if anyone knew where the original factory ...
|Suzie Box||8 April 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 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 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 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 by Jennifer Martin|
|West Pier Mysteries|
I’ve been reading a lot about the evolution and sad decline of The West Pier but there are a couple ...
|Luke||30 March by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
Having recently moved to an apartment in Rottingdean Place I am keen to research its history. The national archives ...
|Liz Hopkin||30 March 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 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 by Katie Mears|
|Captain George Burden McKean|
Hello, I am currently looking for anything on Canada’s highest decorated World War One Army Recruit who was born in Durham ...
|Peter Bourne||18 March by Tracey Cross|