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I live in Canada but have visited Brighton many times to see my relatives. My grandfather was Chris Hatton who was a private operator on the beach.
By Jacqueline (14/12/2003)
Lovely photos! Must have been quite a good camera for its day to get that action shot of them jumping.
By Jan (03/08/2004)

Hi Jacqueline! I'm in Edmonton Canada. The Hattons (Chris and his twin?) were good friends of my mother's family the Taylors (one of two well known "Taylor" Brighton swimming families) and the Wallers who took over Cannon Place Beach from the Hattons. The Hattons were prominent in the support and running pre-2WW of the Brighton Boys' Club. After the 2WW Chris Hatton was seen every day on the lower promenade (given good weather) with a "guess your weight!" scale. A few yards away in the Brighton Cruising Club, Pop Waller was the club barman! Born in 1930 I spent many days on that beach when allowed to by the SW winds! Our (Cannon Place Beach) life guard Fred Holland was killed on a bombing run over the city of Milan.

By Jack R. Waller snr. (20/07/2010)

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