Friends and family in Ingram Crescent

My grandparents, Frank & Lily Phillips, lived at 125 Ingram Crescent sometime from the late 1920’s until the early 1930’s with my late father, Leslie and his elder sister, Marguerite (Peggy or Peg). The family moved there from 124 Ellen Street where, I believe, they had all been living under one roof with my g/grandparents, Harry & Louisa Jane Phillips. I remember my father recalling how he and his sister were told to stay away from the front-door at Ellen Street in case there were any disturbances during the 1926 General Strike, when there were gatherings outside of the Conway Street bus depot.

Lifelong friendships

It was during the family’s time at Ingram Crescent that my father became friends with Jack Lynn who lived at number 135. This friendship lasted all their lives and they were respectively each others best men at their weddings. “Uncle” Jack was also my my Godfather, naturally. The photos attached are from their Ingram Crescent days and show my father and his big sister always together, on one occasion with some friends at the entrance to my grandfathers shed, plus one photo shows Jack Lynn outside of number 135. Judging by his apparent age, this would have been taken sometime after my family moved to 8 Gladstone Road, in Portslade.

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