Introduction to Portslade

Old Village and beyond

By Ray Hamblett

In about 1975 I was given permission to go up on the roof of Le Carbone the former Smithers' brewery, and took these photographs of the Old Village in Portslade.

The first view is looking down into South Street and beyond, to the allotments in Camp Close. Marlen's fruit and greengrocer shop is clearly visible, I do not remember the shop next door. The landmark chimneys of the laundry and Brighton 'B' power station on the seafront can be seen in the distance.

The second view is looking east and shows St Nicolas Church and the St Marys Convent building to the left, now the home of Emmaus, a charity providing shelter and employment for the homeless.

Photo:Portslade Old Village

Portslade Old Village

From the private collection of Ray Hamblett

Photo:St Nicolas Church Portslade

St Nicolas Church Portslade

From the private collection of Ray Hamblett

This page was added on 11/02/2015.
Comments about this page

I think the power station is Brighton A power station with the smaller Flynn's dye works and dry cleaners' chimney to the left.

By Michael Brittain (27/02/2015)