Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

Old Brighton Pub

By Derek Ost

The name under the figures on the front of this old Brighton pub is 'C Graimes' but I have no idea where it was - or still is.

If you have any ideas on the location of this Tamplin's watering hole, please leave a comment below.

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Photo:Old Brighton pub

Old Brighton pub

From the private collection of Derek Ost

This page was added on 28/04/2011.
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Charles William Graimes was born in 1846 at Patcham where his father was a wheelright. He followed his father's trade but later he ran a beerhouse at 24 Cheapside which later became the Railway Arms. However in about 1905 he became the proprietor of the Sportsman's Call at 35 King Street Brighton and the photo is almost certainly of this pub.

By Ken Graimes (29/04/2011)

Charles Graimes originally was a beer seller at 24, Cheapside at premises known as “The Railway Arms”, which he had from around the mid 1880’s until around 1907. However, the signage, building type and position indicates this was not the one depicted. After this he had another pub called “The Sportsman’s Call” at 25, King Street , where he remained until around the outbreak of WW1. A look in the James Gray Collection confirms this to be the same premises, although the building no longer exists today.

By Andy Grant (29/04/2011)

My sincere thanks to Ken and Andy for that information.

By Derek Ost (01/05/2011)

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