Local Folks

The Generation Game!

By Peter Groves

Nice to see you!

I see the Generation Game was back on the small screen earlier this year, anyone fancy a game?  mybrightonandhove version works like this; good evening ladies, gentlemen and children welcome to the Generation Game, nice to see you, to see you nice!!!..........you have to identify generations of the same family defined on different pages of mybrightonandhove website, the person to get the most wins, I'm going first!!

First generation, Harold Green

Firstly you can see Harold Green in September 1925 on this page here:  he looks to be in his early 50's, so I would guess born around 1870.  The old Chain Pier was still standing and Brighton extended up to the Seven Dials, not much further north.  I'm not sure of the date Harold died, possibly shortly before WWII.

Second generation, Herbert Green

On this page Harold's son Herbert can be seen in 1929 sitting on the window sill at the rear of No 28 Exeter Street, with his young son Geoff.  Herbert was born in 1894, sadly he died quite young in 1942 at the age of 48, probably not long after his father Harold!

Third generation, Geoff Green

Although the very young "cheeky" Geoff Green can be seen on this page, later in life he had a more serious side.  In addition to the happy young Geoff on this page, he has a page of his own which you can see here   Geoff was born in 1923, you can read about his WWII exploits and life on his page, sadly he passed away in 2006.

Fourth generation, Derek Green

Derek Green was born in 1954; he's been a steam enthusiast since a very young age; you can see him here  (middle row 3rd from left) in Hove Park with the fledgling Brighton & Hove Society of Model Engineers.  The society was founded in 1951 and it still runs today almost 70 years later.  Fortunately Derek is also still with us almost 65 years later, in fact he's nearly as old as steam itself!

Didn't he do well!

"Good game, good game, I hope you're playing this at home, can anyone beat four, if not what's on the conveyor belt for me tonight?"......"A toaster, a fondue set, a cuddly toy!"

Photo:Herbert Green and his son Geoff, rear of 28 Exeter Street c. 1929

Herbert Green and his son Geoff, rear of 28 Exeter Street c. 1929

From the private collection of Derek Green

This page was added on 12/10/2018.