1960s

Evenings not to miss

By Sandra Gilbert

 
Photo:West Street in the 1960s

West Street in the 1960s

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

Saturday night at The Regent

Reading the pages here has brought back so many memories of my teen years. I lived in Holmes Avenue, Hove, but with my sister Pat and friends we would catch the bus into Brighton. We used to go into the Paris Lounge, which was inside where the ice rink was in West Street. Opposite was the roller rink where we would go on a Saturday morning. Saturday evening was spent in The Regent, the grand ballroom of the time. We would call in The Quadrant and The Galleon before for a drink then into the dance hall; where I met my husband Tom.

Tin Hut youth club

Sunday was a great day. We would go to the Tin Hut. If my memory is correct John who ran the Tin Hut also ran a youth club at a school near the Grenadier in Hove, which we also used to visit. After the Tin Hut we went to The Lounge in North Street for a coffee. After that it was on to the pictures and when we came out up to the Whisky a Go Go. Thursday was an evening not to miss in The Regent, 2/6d to get in and dance to all the latest records.

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Such wonderful times

I was born and lived in Hove until I got married in 1965, when we moved to Leicester. I now live in Hampshire and I often visit Brighton; it always brings back so many happy memories. I feel very honoured to have been a teenager in the 1960s and to have enjoyed the good times in Brighton. Such wonderful times we all had and I will never forget them.

 

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