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This page was added on 07/09/2006.
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Just a long shot but does anyone remember the Clark family in Maresfield Road. George and Muriel, they had two children I believe. I am a child from George's first marriage and would like to find Derek/Derick who would be my half brother. Dennis Clark

By Dennis Clark (23/02/2011)

Hi, just found this site and walked down memory lane. I moved to Woodingdean 6/9/1959 the day I started woodingdean school. I lived at 158 Bexhill Rd with mum and dad {Fred and Christine Phillips}, also my late sister Karen, brothers Barry, Martyn, late Dean and Dirk. After I left Woodingdean school I went to Elm Grove until 1969. Families I grew up with were: Trangmars, Cronins, Brownings, Luxford, Brookes, Coes, Shiptons, Alexandras, Haywards, Westgate, Beards, Barnes, Clements, Mills, Grenyers, Frapes and Mayers. All the kids played on the field opposite, we use to go swimming to Rottingdean, swimming pool, Saturday morning pictures, we had bonfire night together on the field. Teachers I remember at school From 1959 to 1964: Mr Hagard {head}, Mr Mrs Mathews, Miss Stanger {dog and lemon tree} and Mr Donald. Forgot - we were friends with the Parkers, Barnes, Le wards, Masons.  Oh lovely Bexhill Rd. Anyone else remember these families?

By beverley phillips (24/02/2011)

Some other names in Dinapore St, were Pickerskill, Potten, Wright, Pumphrey, Falger, Measer who had the greengrocers, Upton who had the food shop, Banks, Bishop, Sargent and Jenner.

By MPW (16/06/2011)

My grandmother was a Gravett and I have traced the family to Thomas Gravett b 1750 and Francis Hampton b 1755. They were married in Lancing, Sussex and had maybe 9 children. They both died in Brighton. Has anyone traced the family further?

By Judy Kimberley (05/12/2011)

I have been trying to find out the history of my road - 'Harrington Place' for ages now, without any luck. My house was built in 1928, I wonder what was here before? It must have been part of a farm - but was that Harrington Farm? I would love to see any photos of this area pre-1930s. At the bottom of the road lies Quarry Bank Rd - does that mean there was a quarry here?

By Keryl Beale (29/01/2012)

Went to school from 1973 to 1975. Best time of my life, good friends.

By Martin Akehurst (29/04/2012)

Hello Janet. Stewart and all the kids who lived in Middleton Rise. Do you remember the big tow road that we used to skip with, all the kids used to join in? Hello Bob Harman it's been a long time since I have seen you glad to hear you are all ok. Love Janice.

By Janice Moye nee Harman (20/06/2012)

Returning to places is not always good, but for me Mile Oak will always be my first place to live. I have just spent time in New York with teh Red Cross helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. So glad Mile Oak will never be so destroyed, though with all the new mish-mash of accommodation, it is not the same. Happy Season to you all

By Bonny Cother (29/11/2012)

Hi Beverley this is your cousin Diane (nee Fuller). I would loved to get in touch and catch up with you.

By Diane Jeary (24/01/2013)

Re Kath Pall's mention of Mighell St, my grand parents managed the Black Horse Pub during the 30s and I often stayed there. Would Kath know if there was a foundry behind the pub? I am 86 now and am trying to remember things about Brighton. I seem to remember a fisherman lived in the house next to the pub.

By Richard Morris (06/03/2013)

G'day Janet Lee(nee Deacon) and Ian Burchell, and it's great to see this site which l came upon by accident.
My wife Sue and l came to South Australia in 1970, but we have been back a number of times and have visited Coldean where my cousin Janice Moye (nee Harman) still lives, and she has visited us with her husband Norman. I stay in touch with my cousins but none of my old friends l'm afraid.
l remember the dogs in Middleton Rise, especially Lupo who l often took for walks, and in later years we have had German Shepherds as our pets - l'm sure he was an influence!
Keep up the good work!

By Barry Pumphrey (11/01/2014)

Hello All. I attended PTI for two years 1951-2. I remember no names but I rode a Norton m/c with a side car and I lived in Pulbourough. I did the City and Guilds and ONC in M and E Eng. Then I lucked out and went to BTC and got into the 1st BTC EE program that gave admission to the IEE that the HNC did not. I have wonderful memories of PTI and BTC and would love to hear from anyone. I played soccer, cricket, rugby and was captain of the mixed field hockey team for BTC and would love to hear from anyone who is alive.  My email is I now live in Ottawa, Canada.

By Paul Tie Ten Quee (20/01/2015)

Dear Martin,
Sorry but we have had to delete your post. We are no longer allowing the posting of requests to find third parties, as sharing information like this breaches their privacy. We recommend you try social media websites if you want to track family, old friends or neighbours.
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By Martin Epstein (30/12/2016)

Does anyone remember me, l was at PTI from 63 to 67. My sister is Anne Cuffe. l remember so many of these names. Such fun times. l loved school dinners. I remember Carol Townshend, Mary Nankivel, Terry Weedon, Malcom Chandler and endless more.

By Mary Cuffe (13/03/2017)

My Nan used to live in Newhaven Street, Burrell, with my Mum, Peggy, her Sister Flo and brothers Reg and Fred. They lived the south end of the street at number 62, I believe. Richardson’s were the north end.

By Janet Marshall (05/01/2018)

I was born in 1945 and lived in a street above Trafalgar Lane. I remember Trafalgar Lane. As kids we used to play around that area. We used to call Trafalgar Lane - "Bogey Alley" as in the dark it was quite creepy.  

By Paul Goddard (18/02/2018)