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Brighton has always been my favourite seaside town and it's great to see your wonderful pictures of Brighton as it was.
By Roger Auclair (13/02/2006)

After school in the late 50s about ten or so of us teenagers used to meet at the first beach east of the Palace Pier. We called this beach Dalton's beach. Does anybody know why we called it by that name?

By Mick Peirson (15/11/2006)

Hello Mick, just got back on site after a few years. The beach was named after Oliver Dalton, a charismatic entrepreneur. Hope this helps.

By Steve Humphrey (05/08/2015)

The Daltons owned the Palace Pier until mid-20th century with one brother being an owner and a cousin[?] being the manager. I knew the late Jean Penney who was the daughter of the owner and she had a photo of herself as a toddler in the 1930s sitting on Daltons Beach as Miss Dalton with a life belt around her emblazoned Daltons!

 

By Geoffrey Mead (07/08/2015)

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