In about 1975 I was given permission to go up on the roof of Le Carbone the former Smithers’ brewery, and took these photographs of the Old Village in Portslade.
The first view is looking down into South Street and beyond, to the allotments in Camp Close. Marlen’s fruit and greengrocer shop is clearly visible, I do not remember the shop next door. The landmark chimneys of the laundry and Brighton ‘B’ power station on the seafront can be seen in the distance.
The second view is looking east and shows St Nicolas Church and the St Marys Convent building to the left, now the home of Emmaus, a charity providing shelter and employment for the homeless.