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Can you identify this Brighton school?

Can you identify this school?
Photo from the private collection of Michael Peerless

This photograph of the boys in a Brighton school was taken in 1915/16.

My father Arthur, (nickname Tim) Peerless is seated on the front row far right; he was born in Brighton in 1905. Arthur emigrated to the USA at the age of 16 in 1921. His parents were both in service before leaving England.

In front of the boys is a sign that says KTB 3 and 4. I wonder if anyone can identify the school from these initials?

If you can help, please leave a comment below.

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  • In 2010 a very similar mystery school photo was added to this site – “KTB 1 and 2, 1920” – which was thought to be St Mark’s C of E school in Arundel Road. To view, type “KTB” in Search Box. Regards, Suzie

    By Suzie S (20/04/2012)
  • I am almost sure the photo is taken in the playground of now demolished St Mark’s Junior School in Arundel Road; I have a school photo taken in amost the same place.

    By Michael Brittain (20/04/2012)
  • I would venture to suggest that KTB was Kemp Town Boys school classes 3 & 4. However, just a guess.

    By John Wall VK2 (20/04/2012)
  • This is St Mark’s, Arundel Road, Brighton. Sadly it is all gone.

    By julie (20/04/2012)
  • Most definite – this is St Mark’s. If you look at the picture of Class Photo 1967, (located in areas: Whitehawk/ St Mark’s School/Arundel Rd) it was taken in the exact same place.

    By David Gillam (22/04/2012)
  • Dunno about the school, but, boy, those high collars look pretty uncomfortable!

    By Len Liechti (29/04/2012)
  • I have this photo. It is most definitely St Mark’s school. My father-in-law is in the picture. He was born in 1909 & looks 9 or 10 years old so that makes it just at the end of ww1 about 1918/9. I also have a picture of St Marks school football team 1922-23, which would have made him about 13 years old !!

    By Erica Barnard (14/11/2020)

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