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does anyone remeber stuart norris in george strret hove. i had my first job there at the tender age of 15
|Valerie Bruce||11 June 2022 7:17 PM by Richard White|
|Warren Farm Orphanage|
Can anyone tell me if there were any records kept on the names of the children in this childrens home,ie ...
|Joan||11 June 2022 7:17 PM by Maria Burbidge|
|Burial Vaults in Brighton|
I’m looking for the resting-place of my GGGfather William Hebden, who was drowned in the sea near Brunswick Place 19.7.1839. ...
|Stuart Hebden||11 June 2022 7:17 PM by Richard Wickham|
|Moodys Motors ltd. Hove|
Where were they in the 1930’s? Do they still exist under another name? regards Nick Warren email@example.com
|Nick Warren||11 June 2022 7:15 PM by Fred Todd|
Does anybody have any information on Hove College, in particular the fire which destroyed the old building and what happened ...
|Martin White||11 June 2022 7:15 PM by Andy Mepham|
|Portland Road Schools- Now West Hove schools|
Hello all, I am very interested in the history of these schools- especially the then Girls school- (the southern block). ...
|Kate Southwell||11 June 2022 7:14 PM by Sylvia Lee|
hping someone can help looking for anyone related to the somers marshalls paticularly James Allen and his twin brother Ernest ...
|gaynor||11 June 2022 7:14 PM by Gwynneth Drabble|
|penny farthing coffee shop|
think at the bottom of north rd,back in the late fifties.??
|mick||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by Alan Hobden|
i remember it well.Bobby Sansom was very popular and very good looking as i recall.Somethings you never forget! Having just ...
|jennifer tonks nee smith||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by Patti Durham|
|Terminus Road Brighton|
My ancestors lived at 33 Terminus Road Brighton at the time of the 1871 census. I visited Brighton recently and ...
|Rachel||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by Ann Dowsett|
I trying to find any history on this establishment. Relating to early/mid 60’s auto racing. Thanks!
|Bradley Hueftle||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by Simon Flack|
|A question about a Chinese Restaurant in West Street|
In the sixties, there was one of the first Chinese restaurants about halfway down West Street on the right hand ...
|Martin Tidy||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by Vikki Pomfrey|
|rosalind hersee /thorpe family|
Hi Rosalind, i’ve noticed a few of your post regarding the thorpe family,i have been doing my family tree for a ...
|paula||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by Jacqueline Thorpe|
I remember as a child that a sort of early recycling scheme was run during the 50s in Brighton in ...
|Edward||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by Pat Brown|
|City Cemetery, Bear Road, Brighton|
I’ve just been informed that my father was buried at this Cemetery in 1961. I have been given a ...
|Kathryn Bryant||10 June 2022 9:20 AM by John Scrase|
I read a few postings that Trevor Chepstow has recently died. My sympathies to family and friends. What has become ...
|David Ward||10 June 2022 9:19 AM by Valerie Abraham|
|Brighton Tigers Ice Hockey player Clive Millard|
Does anyone have any info on Clive Millard (my uncle)? I believe he was connected to the club around the ...
|Chris Millard||10 June 2022 9:18 AM by Valerie Abraham|
|Pub: Kennington/Kensington Arms?|
I was wondering if anyone could help me? I have searched the Internet but to no avail whatsoever. In 1995 I ...
|Mark Miller||10 June 2022 9:18 AM by Philip Ralph|
|'Purley Lodge Truant Industrial School'|
I wonder if anyone could help me, an ancestor of ours is listed as an ‘inmate’ at Purley Lodge Truant ...
|polly james||10 June 2022 9:18 AM by Fred Hards|
|Annual visitor numbers for Brighton pre WW1|
Can anyone help me please with the location of any statistics for annual numbers of visitors to Brighton? I am ...
|Les Waters||10 June 2022 9:18 AM by Geoff Robbins|
|Patcham Duck Fayre|
How did the Patcham Duck Fayre get its name ? I’m given to understand that the original site was The Old ...
|Bee Oliver||10 June 2022 9:17 AM by John Snelling|
Does anyone have any information or photos of Newhaven Street. My nan lived at number 27. She went to Sussex Street School ...
|Harriet Knight||10 June 2022 9:16 AM by Elaine Anscomb|
|Filming in Hartington Road|
I grew up in Hartington Road and remember seeing, one early evening after school in the late 1960’s early 1970’s, ...
|Geoff Robbins||10 June 2022 9:15 AM by jamie adams|
|Brighton Gas Works|
In 1890 my Great Great Grandfather was manager of the gasworks in Brighton and resided at 1 Gas Cottages in ...
|Graham Harmes||10 June 2022 9:15 AM by Ian Tutt|