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Can you fill in the gaps?

Hopefully this is a picture to fill in the gaps in North Street, Portslade.

The sign just visible on the right, is on ‘The Clarence Pub’, whilst in the background is another ‘Toby’. pub. Sorry but I don’t know its name.

Next to R Carden’s is another shop, number 68. I can’t quite make out the name but it could be King.  Of course they are all long gone. Does anyone remember them?


Fromthe private collection of Ron Charlton

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  • Great photo Ron, well done for sharing it, must be late 1940’s?

    By Peter Groves (22/01/2010)
  • The Pub on the left Ron was The Windmill. I believe that it was once the site of an actual windmill.

    By Tony Clevett (23/01/2010)
  • Could this windmill have been the Copperas Gap Mill?

    By Alan Phillips (25/01/2010)
  • My Aunt and Uncle (Myers) ran the ‘Clarence’ until the time of demolition and relocated to the Railway Tavern by the railway crossing gates. Anno domini prevents me from remembering much about the surrounding area of North Street

    By Ron Burtenshaw (26/01/2010)
  • Yes, that is the windmill, and also close by is the Jolly Sailors which I spent some time outside waiting with a lemonade and crisps.

    By Eddie Mccabe (08/02/2010)
  • Was the property named “King” a butcher’s shop in the 1950’s?

    By Dudley Whittaker (17/02/2010)
  • Dudley: Number 68 North Street was a butcher’s shop in 1956 according to Kelly’s directory.

    By Jean Martin (nee Smith) (20/02/2010)
  • Hi Jean, was Len your brother by any chance?

    By Eddie Mccabe (25/02/2010)
  • The pub on the right could not be the Clarence. This was on the corner of East Street and North Street. My father spent a great amount of time there.

    By Jim May (18/07/2010)
  • Well I think you will find that it is the Clarence. It was not on the corner of East Street. My nan lived there so I’m very sure.

    By Eddie Mccabe (09/08/2010)
  • To Eddie Mccabe. The pub which was at the bottom of East Street, Portslade was called the Claredon Arms. I have a book on North Street and the pub is mentioned in it. Hope you are keeping in good health. Did you every find the other photos that you were going to put on the site? Regards

    By Pat Finneran (nee Morley) (11/08/2010)
  • The pub on the right of the picture was the Clarence better known as Monty’s and was one of the first pubs that I ever drank in. I remember Monty’s nephew Bob whom I knocked around with at one time. The pub opposite is the Windmill that was owned by a Mr Bohanon. I spent my 21st birthday in there: 22nd April 1959. The shop R.Carden was my cousin’s (known as Peter) who was a metal polisher. The butcher’s shop was owned at one time by Mr Mathews or Mathewman. I grew up in that area having been born in George Street, No 3, in 1938. My friend Leslie Hamilton has an early Kelly’s directory that I will borrow when I retire from politics and put down a few memories. I woukd like to catch up with anyone who remembers me from those days during the war and just after.

    By Bob Carden (08/02/2011)
  • I agree that the pub in the picture was the Windmill and not Montys, ie the Clarence. That pub was further along the street, to the right of the picture, on the corner of a street that I cannot remember the name of but, I believe, opposite the long lost St. Georges Square and also not far away from Gobel’s (not sure of the spelling) greencrocers shop. Getting back to the picture, was the second shop on the right Mrs Parnell’s wool shop at some stage?

    By John Upton (10/03/2011)
  • I remember the Windmill pub around the early 1950’s when I used to play piano in the bar. The piano was sited on a small stage that was fenced off by railings. Seeing this for the first time I asked the landlord if he experienced troubles in the bar (why would they place railings around the piano & player?). He replied “No, but if there was he could handle it”. Anyway, there was no trouble and I enjoyed my times playing there. Quite a few of the customers were merchant seamen from various countries.

    By Barrie Searle (10/03/2011)
  • Does any one remember the Jolly Sailor pub in Portslade and the landlord and his wife George and Marie Masters or their son Eric? Many thanks.

    By Jim Sinclair (22/05/2011)
  • I have a photograph that you may find interesting but it is a very early one of my grandparents’ fish shop on North Street circa 1920. Edgar Sands also had a barbers shop next door. I can’t quite place where it would have been but for sure it was long demolished before I was born in 1954. I remember playing with a girl who lived at the Clarence Hotel- Sandra Luxton. My family lived in 104 St Andrews Road, my father lolling against the wall in the photo as a child, married brought up two children and died in that house in 1987. Please see the photo.

    By Martha Hooper (Nee Sands) (24/09/2011)
  • I lived in Camden Street from 1949 to 1963 and remember all the families. On the east side were the Masons bakers, Mr Moon, Packers, Barney Bradens, Feists, Moors, Wilshers, Taffy Thomas, Gotch, Bridles. On the west side were the Hamblins butchers, Merediths, Paynes, me, the Bakers, Patchings, Harwoods, Coopers, Alex.

    By John Baker (13/03/2012)
  • I was born in the flat above the old garage at the bottom of St Andrew’s Road in 1938. Then we moved to Locks Hill when I was two.

    By Patricia Graham (26/10/2012)
  • Pat (Finneran) Am I wrong but didn’t you and yours live in the house next door to the Windmill. I have it that there was a cottage in the garden (the garden must have been big). I’m going to get the records out and see what they say. IDidn’t you live there with or was it your ggrandmother live there. I’ve never seen this photo but then I wouldn’t have. Think I’ll as Frank in Wales and see what he says about it as you know I never knew anything about this part of the world but I do remember the wool shop, wasn’t it on the left hand side going down towards the cinema? ………………. Love from mine to yours for 2013 and all those connected with Portswick or Southslade. How you doing must catch up with you ASAP Pat, Beryl..

    By Cáit Grant (06/01/2013)
  • Would welcome your comments over on the group if anyone would care to join. We have 100 members keen to learn more and share history of Portslade & Fishersgate.

    By Ray Hamblett (22/03/2013)
  • Love all these quaint little buildings from way back.

    By Pat Tough (22/03/2013)
  • There is a petition on the Facebook Portslade & Fishersgate site to save the old Police Station in St Andrews Road from being developed in to housing. Please sign.

    By Tony Clevett (16/02/2014)
  • I lived at No.6 Clarence Street from 1940s to 1950s. I was always known as Pammy Wareham and I went to St. Peter’s in the 40s. Can anyone remember myself or my family or any school friends? My mum was Hilda and she worked as a usherette at the bug hole in North Street, Portslade. I went to Sunday school at the Salvation Army in North Street. I can remember all the shops and pubs in Portslade. Please contact me with any memories

    By Dorothy Wareham (13/05/2017)
  • I lived in Clarence Street when I was born until about 2 or3 years old.I was born in 1946 ,but remember Pammy Wareham and her family I was bridesmaid to Dorothy,and went to Pammy’s wedding, my name was Margaret Stenning, known to the Wareham family as Ollie ,I now live in

    By Maggie smart nee stenning (12/04/2023)
  • The aforementioned Peter Carden, was my uncle. His Brother, Harold Carden was my grandad who lived in Halyburton road for many years.

    By Gary Carden (12/09/2023)
  • My grandad Ernest Mason owned Masons bakery and as a small child I would ‘help’ him in the bakehouse.
    My other grandparents lived at 11 Camden Street, they were Charles and Jane Moore.

    By Jan (29/10/2023)
  • Jan,
    I was brought up in this area and, in the mid 1950’s, used to walk down North Street every day on my way to and from St Peter’s School, where most of the other kids were from the surrounding area. Luff’s bakery was on the
    corner of Seaford and Boundary roads, but I don’t recall hearing of Mason’s bakery, however. It would be nice to know where it was located.

    By Alan Phillips (29/10/2023)

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