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It's great to be able to see these wonderful images.

By Tony Mould (04/07/2011)

The middle gates leading to Marshall's Row bring a memory to me of a cafe,also a funeral parlour. A vague memory its true but, mum hurrying me along after seeing a coffin. As I said a very vague memory, but, a memory nevertheless.

By Jennifer Tonks (04/07/2011)

Despite being born and bred in Brighton, I haven't lived there for 8 years. The Open Market is, I think, one of Brighton's great attractions. I used to stock up on dirt-cheap but good quality fruit and veg, and then get the 81B bus back to Furze Hill. I seem to remember reading on a website that the market was going to be redeveloped; is this true? Best wishes to everyone, and thanks to the webmasters for a great website that keeps me in touch with things 'back home'.

By Andy Lainton (04/07/2011)

One of my earliest memories of the Open Market was watching Mr Dawklins at his shoeing forge at the entrance to Marshalls Row. I was at a country show not long ago watching ...and smelling, a shoeing demonstration and the smell of hot horse hoof brought memories flooding back. Brighton Museum (pre-revamp) had a collection of Dawklins' tools on display plus a life size b&w photo of the man himself. Until they extended the veg shop next to the forge site there was still visible in the rear wall an iron ring for tethering the horses.

By Geoffrey Mead (05/07/2011)

I recall the Market looking exactly the same in the 1950s as in the pictures above from the 1930s. The 1960 redevelopment was much tidier, but I retained an affection for the old ramshackle arrangement that preceded it. Happily the Blind Man got a bigger and better space in roughly the same position. More about him on other pages of MyB&H concerning the Open Market.

By Len Liechti (06/07/2011)

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