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Jenners: Southern Frames c1964

Jenners Southern Frames furniture factory used to be in Newtown Road Hove, opposite the old Goldstone Ground south stand.

This is a photograph of some of the young furniture frame makers at the factory c1964. Their names are as follows:-
Dickie Bennett, John Keary, Bob Palmer, Ron Birch ,Ken Norris, Brian Birch and Terry Kirby.

If you recognise yourself or anyone else here, please leave a comment below.

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Jenners Southern Frames c1964
From the private collection of Brian Birch

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  • My mother Irene Searle worked for Jenners as a fabric machinist making the soft furniture covers and cushions.

    By Barrie Searle (25/05/2011)
  • I recognise Ron and Brian Birch as I lived in Godwin Rd and they lived in Egmont Rd on the Knoll Estate. I was in the same class at the Knoll School as their younger brother Kenny. In 1964 I was in the Merchant Navy and came home from the West African Coast for the Summer. I am now a Canadian Citizen living in New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada.

    By Ian Wallis (26/05/2011)
  • Lovely looking chaps

    By Julie Annets (27/05/2011)
  • That’s my dad, Bob Palmer.

    By Karen Evans (23/06/2012)
  • My dad worked at Jenners as an upholsterer in the 50s and 60s. His name was Bill Newman. I remember him talking about Ron Birch and Ken Norris. He worked at most of the upholstery firms in Brighton & Hove in the 70s. Anyone remember him?

    By Claudette Newman (17/12/2013)
  • I used to work there in 1971/72  for a few months before I returned to Northern Ireland. I was 21 then – I loved it. I was so sad to leave.

    By Laura Lupton (17/03/2018)
  • I started at Jenners in 1964 straight from school. Worked there for two years but strangely I don’t remember any of those in the picture. Ken Norris was a neighbour of mine and he didn’t work at Jenners when I was there.

    By Gary Hudson (22/07/2023)

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