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Postcard from the Nineteenth Century

Postcard of Adelaide Crescent and Brunswick Terrace
Image reproduced with permission from Brighton History Centre

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  • I resided at 9, Adelaide Cresent during the late 1960s, I am now resident in Sydney, Australia.

    By Myles Grindal (05/08/2006)
  • I lived at 35 Adelaide Crescent until I was 17. I loved the gardens and spent many hours sitting in there waiting for Mum to finish work at No. 27, a house of service flats for gentle persons run by Mrs. Almond a Welsh lady who had three children: David, Trixie and Robin.

    By Sandie (Edna Taylor) Waller (23/05/2007)
  • I have been living at 34 Adelaide Crescent since January 2007, having come to the UK from Canada and, sadly, will soon be relocating elsewhere. The West Pier, a daily visual treat from my fourth floor window, will forever be imprinted on my mind and a source from which I will recall many happy memories of my time here.

    By Judy (Hodson) Cameron (11/08/2009)
  • My best childhood memories where growing up at 34 Adelaide Crescent.  From the early 70s to mid 80s it was a fantastic time. Flat 4 had fantastic views over the green where I played football most evenings with fellow comrades. The green also became popular with skateboarding with all the twisty paths. The pier always looked magnificent from our front room windows and, when I played the arcades on the pier with dad, we would always look out for home. In 1977 it was the Silver Jubilee the whole Crescent came alive for one day on the green.

    By Marco Giustiniani (10/12/2009)
  • My family owned No 4 for over 100 years and my brothers and sisters (7 in all) were all brought up there – had the best childhood anyone could ever have and I miss it dearly. Happy happy days.

    By Jeanne Perry (Pearce) (12/08/2010)
  • I am looking for information regarding the Ogilvies who lived at 6 & 7 Adelaide Crescent and 4 Brunswick Terrace from the 1850s.

    By Paul Rowland (20/10/2010)
  • Wasnt it fun in those days Jeanne? Adelaide Crescent holds many memories of fun filled care free days, it was a super place to grow up.

    By Madeleine Pugh (Weyman) (19/07/2011)
  • Madeline. How I marveled at the fact that late in the 20th Century one of those houses remained undivided and the home to your wonderful boisterous family, thank you for one memorable classic Christmas Day back in the seventies. Warwick Stone, Las Vegas Nevada.

    By Warwick Stone (21/02/2013)
  • My husband’s ancestor Benjamin Cooke lived at No. 21, Adelaide Crescent around 1870. He died in Brighton and is buried in the Extra Mural Cemetery.

    By Geraldine Lewis (30/05/2013)
  • I grew up at No. 17 Adelaide Crescent with my two sisters and two brothers. It was always such a busy household with Dad having his doctors surgery in the house too! Such happy memories of playing in the park, with all the other families around, and building long lasting friendships, how lucky we were!

    By Clare Donaghy (30/11/2019)
  • Clare. Would your Dad have been Dr Gerry Donaghy? I worked as a receptionist in Hove for a long time and he used to do locums for us. A lovely man, so well respected and such a pleasure to work with.

    By Maureen (30/11/2019)
  • Yes Maureen, that’s him alright, a wonderful man indeed. Sadly taken from us too early in May 1999. Thank you for your kind comments.x

    By Clare Donaghy (26/02/2020)

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