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Memories of Brighton

Brighton, The Aquarium 1889

Great Place

A memory of Brighton by Jason Kevan

The Good Old Days

Actually, my memories of Brighton go back earlier than 1953 because I was born there in 1933. I do have a memory of being wheeled in my pram over a small area of ridged concrete ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by John Starley

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by Frances Curwood (Nee Wood)

Campsite

My father was building the Power Station at Shoreham in the fifties and we had a tent here for many Summer months. The lads use to dare me to go to the Wardens control tower and say I was ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by James Whitehead

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by Wolstan Dixie

Chinese Jazz Club

It was Uncle Bonnie's Chinese Jazz Club which ran all-night sessions on a Friday night, from 11pm to about 6am the next morning. All sorts of jazz was played, including trad ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by Dave Wright

Day Out Shopping

As a child during the 1970s I used to live in Burgess Hill (10 miles away) with my parents and younger brother David. I remember being very small and my mother taking us to ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by Angela Green

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

Aquarium

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by Neil Colvill

Growing Up In World War Ii

I was born to Jewish parents whom had a ladies clothes shop in Kensington Gardens (The Lanes) my Father died in 1941, My Mother now a very young widow decided she ...Read full memory

A memory of Brighton by Anita Lewis

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