Brighton, Eastern Terrace c.1955

Brighton, Eastern Terrace c.1955

Neg. B208069

Memories of Brighton, Eastern Terrace c1955

Brighton College In 1930s

My mother, Olive Mary (Mollie) Feasby was a student at the college in the 1930s. I am looking for information about her future sisters-in-law, Marion and Rene Walker, also students there.

Teacher Training College

The building in the corner was Brighton Teacher Training College. The building at right angles in the distance was a hotel. My mother Florence Starkey was studying in the Teacher Training College top floor and looked out of the window across the angle into the side window of the curved bay hotel window to see a woman hovering strangely in the shadow of the back of the room. Their eyes met. She looked away and as she did so the woman threw herself from the window and was impaled on the area railings below, directly next to the College's entrance.  All the students were confined to the College for hours whilst the 6 foot section of railing was sawn out. One can still see only the top rail was crudely ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by Wolstan Dixie

Brighton Teacher Training College.

The house on the far right of the terrace was no 9 which together with no 8 formed the premises of Brighton Teacher Training College, which I attended in 1956-58. The road on the left hand side of the picture (just visible) is Paston Place. This eastern area of Brighton is known as Kemp Town.

Memories of Brighton


The Aquarium was the venue for the 'Chinese Jazz Club' which was run by a man in a straw hat called 'Bonnie'. I was a regular as a student and despite the name all I recall was R&B music from a range of bands and singers including Muddy Waters, Blind Lemon Jefferson (I think) , Long John Baldry and Rod Stewart - then known as Rod the Mod.

A memory of Brighton by Neil Colvill

Brighton Jazz Club

Used to visit the Brighton Jazz Club - at the Aquarium, at about the time this photograph was taken

A memory of Brighton by Ian Hunt

Family Tree Information

My grandfather's family lived in Brighton/Hove near Seven Dials and attended Belgrave Road Congregational Church.  Their surname was WOOD and his forenames were WALTER EDWARD.  He had a brother PERCY and sisters ADA, POLLY and AGNES.  His father (my great grandfather) was reputed to have been very tall ...Read full memory

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