My father, Leslie Whitcomb, worked close by the railway arch and took this series of photographs.
There are two views of the Arches before demolition – from the south and from the north. If my memory serves me right, my father worked in the building just visible beyond the right hand mini-arch in the second photo.Of interest are the advertising hoardings showing Guinness and others.
The last photograph shows Cox’s Pill Factory to the left of the viaduct, and in the rear, Hollingdean Estate. Cox’s Pill factory was also later demolished to make way for the present-day Sainsbury’s Store.
Do you remember the demolition? Did you live or work nearby? If you can share your memories with us, please leave a comment below.
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