Bert Bassett’s well known butchers shop was at 48/49 Grenville Place where it joined Upper Russell Street.
This photograph was taken in 1960/61. The shop was demolished in the mid-1960s for the Churchill Square development.
The second photograph was taken in 1930 and appears to be the same shop. The butcher on the right is Charlie Smith the other butcher could be Bert Bassett.
Do you remember Bert Bassett? Did you or your Mum buy your meat in his shop? Why was he ‘Brighton’s Brightest Butcher’? If you can share any memories with us, please leave a comment below.