A 1960s photo gallery

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  • Without doubt Brighton was THE place to grow up in the 60’s. It’s such a shame it has gone downhill so badly.

    By Paul Hubbard (05/11/2006)
  • The planners/ developers took the heart out of Brighton when they demolished both The Regent and the S.S Brighton. Enough said.

    By Tony Tilbury (17/01/2007)
  • Please help if you can. Any information on a nightclub entertainer/singer/guitar.. Mike Turner – 1960’ish. Please contact me on paul.jones467@ntlworld.com

    By Paul Jones (17/05/2007)
  • The Lads are standing by a 1960 Facel Vega 500 I believe.

    By Bob Friendship (28/05/2007)
  • Hey Guys!  This is supposed to be the 60s. What about the Mods? Anybody? Come on – it was only 44 years ago!  Kind Regards.

    By Paul Wheatley (now in Oz) (24/06/2007)
  • Hi Paul, I was 15 in 1965 and my friend and I used to go down Maderia Drive very often. I loved watching the Mods and Rockers. I was always a rocker, loved bikes. I knew a few guys, every Sunday we would watch them. I can’t remember all thier names, one guy lived in Shoreham, Graham Coleman, he was a bit older than me. Happy days.

    By Jan Dove (14/02/2008)
  • Judging by the lads’ clothing and hairstyles in the photo I would suggest that they weren’t the actual owners of the bikes. Consider the evidence, short neat haircuts, one wearing a Fred Perry polo shirt, trousers/slacks not jeans, smart casual shoes.They definitely look like Mods who probably found the bikes unattended and had their photo taken sitting on them for a laugh. The only two wheeled transport these lads probably rode were Vespas or Lambrettas. I was born in 1953 so was a bit too young at the time to participate, but my older brother was a Rocker who rode a BSA Gold Star 500. Although we lived in Shoreham my brother and his Rocker mates used to spend most of their time in Brighton, Hove and Portslade between 1963/66 when the Mod/Rocker rivalry was at its height. They all wore the same clothes, black leather motorcycle jacket, blue jeans with turn-ups and Tuf ‘Big T’ boots. To see them all roar off together from outside our house on their bikes was a fantastic sight to an impressionable 11 year old boy. Sadly my brother Peter is no longer with us but this photo brought some lovely memories of him back to me.

    By Leigh Sturgeon (12/12/2010)
  • Followed by a Ford Anglia.

    By Duffy Watkins (13/06/2011)
  • Hello I’m part of a team making a documentary about British holidays in the 1960s. We’re looking for people who ran or stayed in Brighton guest houses at this time. We’re also looking for people who might have cine film of their holidays here. If you have anything of interest do get in touch. I’m on charlie@whatlarks.tv

    By Charlie (19/07/2011)
  • Interesting photo, and hairstyles! It looks as if it has been reversed though, judging by the shirt numbers 2 and 9.

    By Alan Hobden (18/01/2013)
  • Hey – I was a bit of a Rod and a bit Mocker in that I dressed like this, followed the music of Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Small Faces and The Who but preferred mbikes to scoots. We weren’t all Greabos, you know…(Grease Boys). Nice to see ‘ordinary’ bikes, one with dropped handlebars. The Yanks would have the world believe they were all ‘Cafe Racers’ – a term which did not exist in UK, it’s an Americanism.

    By Chas Roberts (18/12/2013)
  • Hi Paul Jones, I have information about the “Mike Turner” (flamenco guitarist) that you’re seeking but your email address is no longer valid. Please contact me amiga23 @ telus . net (remove spaces). And if anyone reading this knows who the original poster “Paul Jones” is, please direct him to this post.

    By A. Baldwin (12/12/2014)
  • Boy on the left is Trevor Chepstow, who is, or was Trevor Bailey. He was my half brother, same mother, he died 6 years ago.

    By Jozef Kis (06/10/2016)
  • I knew both boys in the photo. Trevor Bailey on the left and Frank Hardwick. Photo looks like it is taken near to where they both lived – Russell Sq. – just at the top where it goes up into what became Churchill Sq. Frank lived down Cannon Place. I lived at 8, Clarence Sq, around the corner. Trevor went to Fawcett School and Frank was in the 11th Brighton Scouts( St. Paul’s).


    By John Dowsett (27/12/2017)
  • The boy on the right is not who it said.

    By Dale (07/10/2019)
  • The boy on the right with the white car is called Dale. Loved Kemp town 1960s.

    By Dale (06/08/2020)
  • Dale Kisko. That’s me on the right.

    By Dale kisko. (25/06/2023)
  • The boy on the left has been identified as Trevor Chepstow, I knew him later in life and he was always looking this smart! A real dapper dresser. Sadly no longer with us. His research on SS Brighton, later the ice rink and the Regent cinema was first class.

    By Dr Geoffrey Mead (26/06/2023)

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