Paula Young: Beauty Queen

Local beauty queen Paula Young
From the private collection of the Green family

My mother was Paula Young.  She was a local beauty queen; ‘Argus Girl’ and ‘Shoreham Girl’, and grew up in Hove.

Her father ‘Bunny’ and mother Margery, operated the pub at the Sussex County Cricket Club for years.  Mum married Stanley Green (did colour for Vidal Sassoon -also from Hove), had two children (myself – Sh’eli and my brother – Damon) and moved to Vancouver, Canada.

If anyone remembers my family, please leave a comment below.

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  • It wasn’t BONNY MANZI was it?

    By ron edmonds (10/06/2011)
  • Paula Young was my friend for many years. We met at Greggs Secretarial College in Hove and later shared a room together at Bourne and Hollingsworths hostel in London, where we both worked. We also spent a lot of time together at Sussex Country Cricket Ground where her parents ran the bar and restaurant. Paula visited me with Damon when he was about ten months old – and already walking. Later she emigrated to Canada but we still kept in touch until she passed away still very young. I never met Paula’s young daughter, but I did hear that she was a very good dancer. I lost touch and believe that her husband Stan Green might have married again. Paula was a good friend and a brave woman – I was sorry to lose her and have many happy memories of our times together.

    By judy fasanelli nee jayne (12/01/2013)
  • I too was a friend of Paula’s and went to her and Stan’s wedding. Sadly Stan passed away too not so long ago. I remember her lovely vibrant personality and how she was fun to be with.

    By Della Hart (14/01/2013)
  • Paula and I were close friends for a while when both at Clark’s College in Dyke Road Brighton. Paula and her parents were then living at the pub they ran opposite Brighton Station. They moved to The County Ground Hotel shortly afterwards. I last saw her on my return from a year or so in USA at her’s and Stan’s home in Greenacres, Shoreham. Paula was very beautiful and vibrant it is true, and Marjorie her mother was stunning and incredibly brave. Lovely days.

    By Heather Theaker (25/06/2013)
  • My name is Sh’eli (was Shelley) and I am Paula and Stan’s daughter. I just decided to show my five-year-old son, Levi, pictures of his Nana that he never met and I saw all of your comments for the first time tonight. Thank you so much for the lovely words and memories! We live in Vancouver, British Columbia and if you are ever in our city, please let me know and we can show you hospitality and reminisce!

    By Sh'eli Mullin (24/01/2014)
  • I have found a number of newspaper cuttings of the days when Paula was a young beauty queen in Brighton and Hove.  Her children might like to have them.

    By Judy Fasanelli (02/07/2016)
  • We would love to have anything about mum – her grandchildren never got to meet their nana so clippings would be amazing. Please contact me at and I could send you money for postage costs if you would be willing to part with them.Thank you

    By Sh'eli Mullin (05/08/2016)

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