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The West End Cafe, Hove.

by Chris McBrien 3 January 2010

We used to catch the 8a bus from Foredown Drive, Portslade to the West End Cafe and down onto the beach, very late 1940’s. Me in my knitted trunks with a cup hook on the end of a piece of string, fishing. It was 3d. for a tub of ice cream. Then one day, Clear the Beaches!, Clear the Beaches! as a sea mine came bobbing along. Everybody packed up and went home. I remember this black dot just drifting along. I think a Mine Sweeper was still stationed in Shoreham Harbour.

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