Coldean

Coldean will always be home

By Claire Townsend

 
Photo:42 Park Road, Coldean.

42 Park Road, Coldean.

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Very fond memories

I lived at 42 Park Road until I was 18 years old. My Mum lived at 39 Park Road all her childhood, until she married and moved a few doors up the road. I have very fond memories of Coldean School. I especially remember being the girl chosen in 1977 to plant a tree in The Level for the Silver Jubilee. The teachers in both Infant and Junior schools were absolutely fantastic. I remember Miss Williamson and then there was Mr Stone, who taught us to play shinty at St Joseph's when our school roof fell in. There was Mrs Berriman, Mrs Drake, and Mrs Cheeseman; many teachers who helped us become who we are today.

Do you have any Coldean memories. If you can share them with us, please leave a comment below.

My best friends

My best friend Gill Turner from Walton Bank, once sewed the placemat she was stitching to her skirt. I also remember her breaking her love bead necklace in assembly; we were laughing so much we were sent outside to calm down. I remember my other best friend, Victoria Haden, accompanying me to church regularly so I could be confirmed. I have fond memories of dancing classes in the church hall; being in the brownies and then guides. And of course there was the library; that was one of my favourite places. I have so many happy memories of Coldean; it was a superb place to grow up. I now live in Dubai, but Coldean, will always be home.

This page was added on 21/09/2014.
Comments about this page

I agree about Coldean always feeling like home.  I lived at 24 Middleton Rise from 1957 to 1974, returned briefly a few times over the next five years, then moved away permanently, living in North Devon for the last 25 years.  Occasionally when I return to Brighton I drive up Coldean Lane or through the estate just for a few memories, though I gather that much of the estate is now student accommodation.

By John Wilkin (23/09/2014)

Another who moved away from Coldean (but still in Brighton) who considers Coldean still to be 'home'. Many happy memories, many good friends.

By Ken Valder (28/09/2014)

Hello Darren, I am sorry but we are no longer permitted to publish requests for people's whereabouts for data protection reasons. I hope that you are able to locate news about your teacher from Coldean school. Best wishes, Editing Team.

By Darren Glover (07/11/2014)

Hi Darren I lived at 3 Ashurst road and went to Coldean school, do you remember me, Steve and Karen?

Is there anyone else who remembers us? 

By Sandy (Sandra) Leaney (26/04/2016)

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