The picture is titled “Victoria & Albert Terrace, Hove” and shows the Neptune Inn and other buildings, looking westwards. The pub is still there, in Victoria Terrace as it is called now. This photograph is one of two old prints hanging above the bar.
I believe it was probably taken between about 1880 and 1900, and the man second from the left is the publican at that time, William Welfare. William was married to my grandfather’s sister, Catherine Martha Ward. She died in 1898, and William died in 1902.
Can you help? Do you know of the existence of other copies?
My photo was taken through the glass of the framed picture in the pub, in very poor light, so is not very sharp. I would very much like to know more about the photo, and am hoping that there are other better copies out there in family collections, as it looks like the work of a professional photographer, and may have been used on postcards or other souvenirs.