Hove Town Hall

A romantic request!

Please can you help me?

I am trying to ascertain the date of the Humphrey Lyttleton Concert at Hove Town Hall in August 1951. Obviously, it is 50 years since that time and this was the first date for my wife and I. We would like to celebrate on the anniversary of the actual day.

Unfortunately, Hove Town Hall burnt down and they have lost their records; Humphrey Lyttleton's webpage does not reply and even the Evening Argus records do not appear to go back that far...

As you see, I am very keen to trace this date, but I am hitting a lot of brick walls. I am hoping that at last you can help me.

Yours in anticipation. Jim (03/04/2001)

A volunteer's response

Hi Jim,

In response to your recent enquiry to the My Brighton and Hove website re the date of a Humphrey Lyttleton concert which took place at Hove Town Hall in August 1951, I am pleased to be able to inform you that the exact date of the concert was FRIDAY AUGUST 24TH, the show started at 19:30.

I have 2 photocopies of advertisements that were placed in the local paper, The Brighton Evening Argus.

If you'd like them, send me your address and I'll post them to you. Have a wonderful wedding anniversary!

Kind Regards,

Jo
My Brighton and Hove volunteer
(14/05/2001)

An appreciative reply

Hi Jo,

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!

We are so thrilled to find out the actual date of the Humphrey Lyttleton concert in 1951. It is so kind of you to take so much trouble and we have only just caught up with your email as we have been away 'grandparenting' full time for the last two weeks.

The celebration is our actual first date, and our Wedding Anniversary is in July, 1957. We were very young when we first met - both at School! and fortunately, we will be in Florida in August to celebrate the first date.

Many thanks again for your kindness and trouble.

Marigold and Jim

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