A very happy re-union of old friends
A very special re-union, inspired by visits to the My Brighton and Hove website, took place in Mile Oak on Sunday 27th July 2008. As regular visitors will know, each page on the site has the facility for visitors to leave a comment about the page they have read. The Mile Oak page which can be found here was a very popular page from its first publication, and now holds the site record for the number of comments posted. In a site of over 9,100 pages that is quite a record!
A ‘kids’ re-union planned
In April this year, one of the most regular posters, Bonny Cother, who grew up in Mile Oak but now lives in Florida, USA, had the idea of a re-union for the ‘kids’ who grew up in the area in the 1930-1950s. In a very short space of time, and the help of Mary, Pat and David, the plans had been finalised and the weekend was booked. We sent our trusty photographer Tony to record their walk down memory lane. We also managed to fix up a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour where the group was not only treated to tea, cakes and drinks, but they were also given an impromptu visit to the Council Chamber.
The unique role of the website
The re-union was so successful and enjoyed so much by everyone that they plan to meet up again in two years. For myself, and husband Tony who is also a member of the MyBH editorial team, it was absolutely terrific to meet up with people who had previously only been names on a page. It also served to remind us that without MyBH, none of this would have happened.
There is a dedicated website on Mile Oak which is very well worth a visit for those who would like a walk down memory lane. There are memories and photos and also details about the re-union, it also gives details of those people who attended and names of the people in the photos. You can find the website here.