Local Folk

The Brighton Promettes

By Amanda Lobb

Whilst looking through some family archives I came across this wonderful photo of the Brighton Promettes in 1953. 

My family had shops selling luggage, briefcases, leather goods, handbags and jewellery in North Street, East Street and Western Road (before Churchill Square was even thought about).

Do you recognise yourself or anyone else here. Or do you remember seeing the Brighton Promettes? If you can help, please leave a comment below.

Photo:The Brighton Promettes 1953

The Brighton Promettes 1953

From the private collection of Amanda Lobb

This page was added on 20/04/2013.
Comments about this page

Interesting - Lobb were (and are) posh shoe-makers in the West End of London. Didn't know they made anything else, especially back in the 50s when they were still mainly patronised by the aristocracy and ruling elite. Of course members of the Rolling Stones have been known to purchase the odd pair of brogues there since then!

By Stefan Bremner-Morris (21/04/2013)

I remember the promettes very well. One of them was a girl named Pauline (not in the picture). She and I were both members of the St. Nicholas Church youth club.

By Peter Guy (22/04/2013)

Stefan, unfortunately no relation. We used to pass their shop in St James, London, frequently.

By Amanda Lobb (09/05/2013)

There is a DVD called  'Britain in the 50s' which you can get it on eBay or Amazon. About half way through, it talks about the Brighton prometts. I am nearly 50 and I love the  50s and 60s. I hope this can help. God bless

By Ray Woodvine (04/08/2014)

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