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|Odd Ball Characters.|
Brighton has always been a Town of Tolerance(alliteration) and because of this attracted and fully accepted those who chose to ...
|Roy Grant||25 October 2022 9:30 AM by Leanne Grace|
Please does anyone know if there was a Dr Banardos Home in or near to Brighton.Thank you.
|Joy||25 October 2022 9:28 AM by Roger Johnson|
|Cromwell House School, Hove 1954|
Does anyone remember attending boarding school at the above between the yeats 1954-1958 and what happened to the school. My surname ...
|Elizabeth Meakin||25 October 2022 9:28 AM by Julie Knatz-Bahr|
|Lashmar family & Brighton|
I am interested in finding any information about the Lashmar family, who were fairly prominent in Brighton around 1800 and ...
|Murray Lashmar||25 October 2022 9:27 AM by matthew lashmar|
|The Darling Family tree|
Might someone know of the Darling Hairdressers of 19th cent. Brighton? of William Joseph b.1871; or George Button b. 1875;or Thomas ...
|wes brown||25 October 2022 9:26 AM by Tim Sargeant|
|First in Last out cafe|
Does anyonr recall the FILO cafe next to the Preston rd viaduct. A great favorite with cyclists in its day
|john farrell||25 October 2022 9:25 AM by Stu Morrison|
|Gondola cafe, Church Road, Hove|
Anyone else remember the Gondola cafe. I remember being taken there by my parents in the 1960’s i think. Used ...
|jules||25 October 2022 9:21 AM by Doreen Young|
Just wondered when gas ceased to be used for street lighting in Brighton? Often see many beautiful former ...
|Roy Grant||25 October 2022 9:20 AM by Tim Sargeant|
I lived at Patcham in a very large yellow brick house called Ashburnham from about 1946-49. Its main entrance came ...
|John Lewis||25 October 2022 9:19 AM by Alan Hobden|
|Western Road shops no longer there|
Does anybody know the name of a large departmental store on the western road that was approx opposite Maples we ...
|Mrs J Pullen||13 October 2022 12:12 PM by Diana Parish|
|Jet plane breaks sound barrier for Brighton crowds, 1950's.|
Cousin and I stood on Hove beach to watch jet plane fly up and down coast and break sound barrier, ...
|Julian Strickland||13 October 2022 12:12 PM by John Snelling|
|stanmer park during ww2|
is there any photos of stanmer during ww2 as iwould be very intrested thankyou. dave goble
|dave goble||13 October 2022 12:11 PM by Tony Hall|
|Tallest structures in the city|
I’m trying to find out what the tallest buildings and structures are in the city to make an article on ...
|Contribution Form (do not delete)||2 October 2022 5:48 PM by Contribution Form (do not delete)|
The above named person writes amazing books on the history of Brighton which are clear and have wonderful pictures. I ...
|Tasha Humphrey||2 October 2022 5:47 PM by G.G. Weiner|
|The Weston gunmakers of 7, New Road|
I’m researching the history of the Westons who were game-shooting gunmakers, starting with William Weston in 1825 and carried on ...
|Robert Hodges||2 October 2022 5:45 PM by Rick Riddell|
|St Paul's Street|
I am interested in finding out the history of our Street. I was told that our house (number 13) ...
|Nykki Irvin||2 October 2022 5:45 PM by Geoffrey Mead|
I lived on the south coast for the firstb13 years of my life between peacehaven and hove. I have ...
|Alistaire Hayman||2 October 2022 5:44 PM by John Snelling|
|Preston Grammar School, Millers Road, Brighton|
It appears that No 37 Millers Road, Brighton, which I often thought had probably been a public house, began life ...
|Alan Hobden||2 October 2022 5:44 PM by Willi Kerr|
|Kemp Town, does anyone remember the property developer Godfrey Parker?|
Hi, I wanted to contact Christopher Horlock to see if he has any records and images of the old Kemp Town ...
|G.G. Weiner||30 September 2022 10:05 AM by G.G. Weiner|
|Public house search: The Flowering Stream|
Does anyone know anything about a pub in Surrey Street called The Flowering Stream? It used to be in what ...
|alan taylor||29 September 2022 7:06 PM by Alan Taylor|
|Rainbow Children's Home|
Hi, I hope someone can shed light on my question! Does anyone have any information on The Rainbow Childrens Home ...
|Mark Stewart||29 September 2022 7:06 PM by Julie Hickmott|
|Children's home Wellington Street|
In early sixties we lived in a children’s home in Bexhill on sea which was moved to Wellington St Brighton ...
|John Clarke||29 September 2022 7:05 PM by Kenneth Owens|
|Eclipse Pub Hove|
Hi there, trying to find out history of this pub. Apparently there was a fire there, prior to the 1992 ...
|Mart||29 September 2022 7:05 PM by Nick Chapman|
|Zetlands Coffee Shop|
Does anyone recall Zetlands Coffee Shop? It used to be patronised by ‘ladies who took morning coffee’ they wore smart ...
|Hawkeye||29 September 2022 7:04 PM by John Perriss|