Memories of Hove

Hove Town Hall Fire

I think it was 1964 that the Town Hall burnt down. I remember it well. I was about 11 at the time. I do remember that at the back of the TH, was the Police Station. My brother and ...Read full memory

A memory of Hove by Alan Ogilvie

St, Johns Choir

Things are a little hazy, but, I think the year is about right, providing that this is the church on the Church Road before the gardens going towards Brighton. I used to sing in the choir ...Read full memory

A memory of Hove by John Tester

The Fire And Before

I was a child at Avondale College at the top of Wilbury Road in 1955 and was 'made' to perform The Teddy Bear's Picnic as a teddy bear (I can still smell the costume!) on the stage of ...Read full memory

A memory of Hove by Tony Hagon

The Churchyard

I attended St Andrew's school in the 1960s (next to the church), I sang in the church choir when we had school assembly at the church every Wednesday and Mr Brooked played the fabulous ...Read full memory

A memory of Hove by Bonita Holland

Yards From Home!

I grew up in Hove in the 1950s in Connaught Terrace, a small, seemingly insignificant road of terraced houses just around the corner from this church. The structure behind the church spire ...Read full memory

A memory of Hove

I, Too, Was A Choirboy At St John's

I first attended St John's in around 1958 as a Cub Scout and attended the children's Sunday service at, ISTR, 9.40. The 'grown-ups' service at 11.00 seemed very serious ...Read full memory

A memory of Hove by Tony Hagon

Wrestling And The Fire.

My earliest memories of the old Hove Town Hall are of a massively impressive red brick building opposite which was a 'Gamleys' toy shop to which I'd be taken by my mother whenever ...Read full memory

A memory of Hove

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