Cinema and Eating Out
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A look back in time
I found this interesting programme in a shop in Western Road called ‘Brighton and Hove Stuff’; it was published in November 1953. It gives a great insight into the entertainment that was available in Brighton sixty years ago. My parents had only been married three years at this time, so I find it fascinating to think that they might have visited these places. As you can see, the scope of the entertainment options was very different then, compared to the twenty four hour availability that we have come to expect nowadays.
Do you know who or what ‘Willy the worry bug’ was?
Eating out was a treat
I remember my parents telling me that they had to be on the last 49 bus back to Moulsecoomb at 11pm, or they had to walk home. Of course there was no spare money for taxis in those days. They went to the Regent Ballroom frequently, and my Dad was a big fan of the cinema. He loved cowboy or war films in particular, so it is wonderful to think that they saw the same listings that were in this programme, and maybe saw some of these films. Eating out was a real treat back then, not like it is now when we tend to go out probably once or twice a week; it was usually reserved for birthdays and other celebratory events.
Do you remember
Did you visit any of the places advertised in the programme? Where did you go out to eat? Can you remember any of the prices? If you can share your memories with us, please leave a comment below.