Born in 1936
I was born at my grandparents’ house 89 Ellen Street in 1936 and lived at 109 Conway Street from around 1940 to 1948 when we moved to a new council house at 28 Poynings Drive. I vividly remember having to get up every night to go across the road to a neighbour who had an air raid shelter in their lounge. We eventually had one installed in our lounge I think they were called a Morrison Table Shelter.
The Morrison Shelter was a huge thing made of steel which had a slatted floor and wire sides which you pulled up once you got inside.
Bearings for marbles
I started school at Coleridge Street and then to Ellen Street and later to Connaught Road. I remember the bus sheds very well. We used to nick the old bearings from their rubbish dump and smash them open to get the ball bearings out to play marbles. We also had a kids’ football team called Conway Rovers. I can still remember my friends’ names from that time. I have now lived in Australia since 1964. It was the best move I ever made. But I remember my Brighton childhood; they were wonderful innocent days.
Do you remember?
Have you any memories of Conway Street? Do you remember Coleridge Street School? Maybe you were in the Conway Rovers? If you can share any of your memories with us, please leave a comment below.