Local Folk

Marmion Youth Club

By Rodger Olive

A popular night out

The Marmion Youth Club in Marmion Road, behind the old ABC cinema, was a very popular evening out for the teens.  There were sporting events weightlifting and various bands playing including the popular Mark Adam Showband.  However it was usually just sitting around listening to the records of the day drinking Coke.

Recognise anyone here?

Do you remember the Marmion Youth Club? Do you recognise yourself or anyone else? Please share your memories by posting a comment below.

 

Photo:Marmion Youth Club

Marmion Youth Club

From the private collection of Rodger Olive

Photo:Marmion Youth Club

Marmion Youth Club

From the private collection of Rodger Olive

Photo:Marmion Youth Club

Marmion Youth Club

From the private collection of Rodger Olive

This page was added on 08/11/2015.
Comments about this page

Hi Rodger. Any dates for your photos? And is that a young Sid Mountain in the top picture, on the right, standing up with his right hand in his coat pocket? If it is, he lived with his family in St Michael's Road, Portslade.

By Michael Clark (16/11/2015)

Michael I think that I would have taken them sometime in 1962.  And yes I think that was Sid.  I think the young lady dancing on her own is Joy Cork who I believe was the daughter of John Cork, the leader of 5th Hove scouts.

By Rodger Olive (22/11/2015)

Rodge that Mecablitz was a powerful flash gun, if a tad heavy. Photographs still look good and moody .

By Keith Olive (15/12/2015)

I used to attend the youth club from 1966-1968 and have happy memories of this place with dances every Friday night. In the  upstairs room local pop bands would play, and there were lovely butterscotch milk shakes at the cafe, happy times.

By Michelle Hillman (24/01/2016)

Hi Rodger, did you used to work at M B Metals in Portslade?

By Margaret Bridle (01/05/2017)

Yes Margaret, that was me. I worked in the R&D dept alongside Tony. I often thought about the two of you. I live in Lichfield, Staffordshire now.

By Rodger Olive (02/05/2017)

Margaret there are a number of pages on My Brighton and Hove dedicated to MB Metals.  Maybe there will be some memories there for you?

By Rodger Olive (05/05/2017)

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