The General Store in the photo was located in Clarendon Road/Goldstone Road, Hove and run by my Grandparents, Harvey and Marion Muggeridge (nee Hammond ) They lived at number 16 Goldstone Road which was adjacent.
The exact dates are unknown but I estimate the photo was taken around 1904. The 1901 Census records the fact they lived on the premises. Those in the photo include (L to R) Sons, Harold and William,( my Father) together with their Father, Harvey. The young man with the milk float has not been identified.
Marion’s brother, Harry E. Hammond, ran the Aldrington Hotel around the same time; both the Hammonds were born in Brighton. Harvey Muggeridge died in 1915 whilst his Sons were in France during WW1; the business was then sold. Previous ventures included farming on the family farm with his Father at Ifield and as a Miller & Corndealer trading as Muggeridge & Killick at New Shoreham