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|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 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 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 by Pamela Wilson|
|1980 ish toy shop in the lanes|
I have a couple of strong memories of my grandmother buying me a toy in a shop I thought was ...
|Sue M||6 June by Sam Flowers|
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 by Kerry Bevan|
|History of Sussex fishing fleets in the 1800s|
My great grandfather is listed in various census as agricultural labourer or fisherman. In 1871, I found him on the ...
|Terry Walls||22 May by Dr Geoffrey Mead|
|Who was Florence Moore?|
Dinsdale Landen and several other Brighton based theatrical personalities stated they they took their first steps into the profession at ...
|Roy Grant||21 May by Roy Grant|
Hi, I’m trying to trace a relative who may have been a resident at the orphanage that is now the ...
|Dawn Pretorius||21 May by Val Stevens|
My brother now lives in Australia, but was asking about Matt Bruce, the art teacher long ago at Varndean Boys ...
|peter whitcomb||19 May by Anthony Norman|
I am trying to do some research into the Dubarry Perfume Factory (adjoining Hove Railway Station). The reason for my interest ...
|Ben Hanbury||19 May by Annabel Mehta|
Avondale College was a private girls’ day school run by Mrs A B Cobbold at 63 Wilbury Road. Boys were ...
|Pat Benham||19 May by Faynia Williams|
One of my ancestors is listed as living at Royal Hussar possibly in Lewes Road. Can anyone tell me if ...
|Veronica||19 May by Robert Ellis|
|The Edlins of Brighton|
I am related to Henry and Sarah Edlin and their children Frederick Henry Walter and Lloyd ( Henry also known ...
|Mandy Edlin||19 May by Molly Edlin|
|penny farthing coffee shop|
think at the bottom of north rd,back in the late fifties.??
|mick||19 May by Faynia Williams, nee Jeffery|
|Re The Dennis family|
Hi I am trying to connect with any descendants of Henry and Mary Ann Dennis, who were living in Toronto Terrace ...
|Christine Halstead||18 May by Christine Halstead|
|History of Nelson Place|
I always knew that my grandfather lived in Nelson Place (no 14) but, thanks to the myhousemystreet website have now ...
|Jeanette C||11 May by Helen Cowles-DeMorro|
|The Feld Family and the Norfolk Hotel|
As a Canadian exhange student I worked a few months of the summer of 1979 at the Norfolk’s American Bar. ...
|Russ Cowan||11 May by Genifer Best|