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Do you remember the 'Pelican'

The Pelican
Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

Photographed in 1962/63

So what was the ‘Pelican’ which was on Kings Road, between Russell Street and West Street?

This photograph was taken just before demolition and from the state of the building – not before time.

But – was it a pub? Maybe it was a club? If you can shed any light on this or if you have any memories of visiting the place – please leave a comment below.

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  • The Pelican was a Taylor Walker pub, popular with people coming down from London. The other interesting fact about the photograph is that the estate agents on the left of the picture was used as a set in the 1960 film Jigsaw.

    By Dan O Shaughnessy (14/01/2015)
  • See my photo of the Wandering Coffee Bar on another page on the site.

    By Stefan Bremner-Morris (15/01/2015)
  • The film Jigsaw contains some great old footage of Brighton/Lewes and actually isn’t that bad for an early 60s British film. It’s just been released on DVD and you can get it on Amazon.

    By Martin Scrace (14/08/2015)
  • I remember this place from my youth, Colne spring ale was lethal. We used to have a few of them and once you exited the revolving doors they really hit you. Good old days.

    By Peter Wiles (13/08/2019)
  • Hello Carol and your good friend Carol x we were Mods in Brighton in the 60s. My name is John. I last saw you in Hollingbury in about 1967 at a party-Ditching Crescent. Anne’s parents house. Your boyfriend had been Dave East? We shared time and had been close. Ray and Wills came to the party.

    By Johnny Watton (10/12/2019)
  • Are you my uncle Johnny? I’m Sarah, Bob and Moira’s daughter.

    By Sarah (26/01/2020)

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