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Youthful days in Brighton.

Madeira Lift - after restoration
©Tony Mould
Madeira Lift after restoration
©Tony Mould

As a boy l have great memories of the beach opposite the lift, this was just after the war and early fifties. l remember the fishing boats that were kept on that beach. The Royal Rose that went to Dunkirk, it was owned by Hobbly Thwaites l think.
The Lucky Jim owner Jim Howell, Girl Pat owned by the Howells. l went to school
with Ron Howell at Queens Park school.

These boats also did the trip for holidaymakers. l still think of how the beach was during the war, barbed wire and mines. and the old Volks electric railway. Happy days. l live in Australia now and have for the last fifty-odd years. l still look back at my Brighton; days it was where l was born ln Bloomsbury Street.

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