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Memories of Brighton

I remember that the eastern part of the park was turned into allotments during the war. And a water-filled ditch was created for testing tanks' abilities to cross muddy/hilly terrain. And after the war there were often sheep dog trials and other events to attend (I lived in Lovers Walk opposite the park). I'd love to see any photos of the Park at any time

My mother and I had many happy summer days at Ovingdean in the 1960's. It was easy to catch a bus there from central Brighton, disembarking near St Dunstan's home, walking by underpass beneath the busy main road, then taking the stairs down to the Undercliff Walk. There was a kiosk and some beach huts there, and it was a very pleasant spot to enjoy a few hours by the sea.

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 (...Read full memory)

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 wanted us all to live above the shop because of bombs etc, it had 2 rooms upstairs which we used as bedrooms, a small room we used as a (...Read full memory)

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