Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

Hove Esplanade undated photo

By Jennifer Drury

This photo is a recent acquisition, bought just because it looked interesting. But I don't have a date for it and I would like to know a little more about the view here.

So I am looking to the very knowledgable My Brighton and Hove folks to help me out. What can you tell me about it? When was it taken? Exactly where was it taken? Does it bring back memories for you?

If you can help me out, please leave a note in the comments below.

Photo:Hove Esplanade undated

Hove Esplanade undated

From the private collection of Jennifer Drury

This page was added on 17/07/2010.
Comments about this page

It's the old West End Cafe - the picture is probably from the fifties. It backed onto the Hove Bandstand. Its replacement building now in situ is a cafe and night club venue.

By Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn (18/07/2010)

Old West End Cafe, prior the the redevelopment in the late 70s I think.

By Peter Groves (19/07/2010)

What a trip down memory lane. My mum and dad used to take me there, we used to get cake and a cup of tea, must have been around 1964.

What a lovely photo, shame it was demolished.

By Janet Dove (Cattermull) (30/12/2013)

This one was too easy, it's the West End Cafe Hove seafront.

By Dennis Fielder (30/12/2013)

This photo brought back a lot of memories as my Grandmother worked there for several years.

By John Wignall (31/08/2016)