Decorated car at Brighton Carnival 1923.

In the early 1920s my grandfather Lawrie Sargeant was local agent for Western Electric loudspeakers; In connection with this he entered a decorated car in the 1923 Brighton Carnival which was held along The Esplanade and Madeira Drive. I thought you might like to see the photo. My grandmother Flo is in the car.

Brighton Carnival c1920.
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  • Great photo. It shows real style using a Rolls/Royce motor car. I wonder, would anyone nowadays dare to treat a new 2009 Rolls in such a way? The event drew a large crowd judging by the assembled gathering who would be waiting in eager anticipation for the parade to commence. It looks like Dukes Mound at the end of Madeira Drive.

    By Christopher Wrapson (07/11/2009)

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