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How do I find a burial record for someone who died in 1943 in Brighton?
|Sheila Merritt||20 August 2022 10:44 AM by Sheila Merritt|
|The Downs Hotel hassocks|
can any body remember the the downs it was the the place to be various bands groups ithink it was ...
|young again||20 August 2022 10:44 AM by Valerie Osborn|
|Dean Street pub|
Does anyone know of a pub which was (is?) at the corner of Dean Street & Western Road – possibly ...
|Jean||20 August 2022 10:43 AM by Mike Graves|
Can you tell me anyhing about the history of Model House / Model Dwellings in Church Street where my ancestors lived ...
|David||20 August 2022 10:43 AM by Di Halstead|
|Looking for a WW2 map of Sussex D-Day marshalling camps|
WW2 – JUNE 1944 – Troops moved down to the South coast into Marshalling Camps before boarding ships to take ...
|Bill Ashby||15 August 2022 7:06 PM by Bill Ashby|
Can anyone tell me anything at all about the history of the technical college by the level? Literally, ...
|Dan Hill||12 August 2022 9:40 PM by Mickey Sala|
|John Killick. My father|
Hi my father was John Killick who was named in a story. I was born at 7 Newick rd. I ...
|Michael Killick||12 August 2022 7:09 PM by Michael Killick|
Hello guys, Do you know of any good places in Brighton and the surrounding areas, that has reports of paranormal goings ...
|Lauren||3 August 2022 1:28 PM by ilone winters|
|Rosaz House Info|
I am posting here just in case there maybe others who are not on the group email list as I ...
|Fiona||3 August 2022 1:27 PM by Josee Wokke|
|The Cap of Liberty Pub|
Does anyone have any information on the Cap Of Liberty Pub which existed in Brighton in the first half of ...
|Nick Heath||3 August 2022 1:27 PM by Nick Heath|
|Violent teachers of the past|
Noting the recent news report of a teacher accused of attempted murder, an old schoolchum and I reflected that ...
|Twit Jim||3 August 2022 1:27 PM by John Snelling|
I wonder if anyone can tell me please if I can access any lists of people who stayed at Warren ...
|Denise||3 August 2022 1:26 PM by Maria Pendigrast|
|3 Thomas Street|
My grandfather is on the 1891 census living here. It says it was a registered boarding house. Does ...
|Roz||28 July 2022 8:59 AM by Matthew Davis|
My sister and I have just found out that our Grandmother, Elizabeth Bartlett was born in number 2 Canal Cottage ...
|Margaret||28 July 2022 8:58 AM by Geoffrey Mead|
|Who was Florence Moore?|
Dinsdale Landen and several other Brighton based theatrical personalities stated they they took their first steps into the profession at ...
|Roy Grant||22 July 2022 12:26 PM by Anthony Arindell|
|Looking for something on Bosses Gardens|
I am attempting to trace our family history, My great Grandparents (Ernest Fellingham and Ellen Farncombe, were married in Brighton, ...
|Jayne||22 July 2022 12:26 PM by David Ward|
|Park View Hotel|
Hi all — I have just taken over as manager at the Park View pub, 71 Preston Drove, BN1. I ...
|Dave Roome||22 July 2022 12:26 PM by Rob Marks|
|Brighton aquarium: Princes dance hall/ballroom|
Can anyone assist me in learning more about this dance hall/ballroom. It is my understanding that it was part of ...
|jules||20 July 2022 9:44 AM by James Jeffery|
Would anybody know where I can find more about the life of Ambrose Gorham.All I know is that he owned ...
|Carol Hardy||20 July 2022 9:44 AM by george sibun|
|Has anyone any news on family history|
My grandfather was George Lintott, he had 5 brothers, he enlisted to his fathers dissatisfaction into the 2nd Boer war ...
|George Lintott||20 July 2022 9:44 AM by Bonny J Cother|
|Bruce Surname - Trying to find Father|
Hi, Does anyone in Brighton know much about the Bruce Surname? I’m trying to find my dad, and the only trace ...
|Kieran Adams||13 July 2022 8:40 AM by Tim Sargeant|
cannot find any trace of this school which i went to in the 50s
|margaret hardy school london road brighton||12 July 2022 9:44 AM by Elizabeth Andreassen|
I’m busy researching my maternal grandmothers family, and using the census’ available I have traced the family back to Brighton. ...
|Charlotte||12 July 2022 9:23 AM by Geoffrey Mead|
|Uncle Sam's Burger's.|
Does anyone remember Uncle Sam’s Burger place on Lower Montpelier road. Man, they had the best Burgers in the country. ...
|Kevin Bushby.||12 July 2022 9:22 AM by Maria Seabourne|