Volks Electric Railway

Photo:Tony Fisher

Tony Fisher

Photo:Volks Railway

Volks Railway

Brighton is not as it was

By Tony Fisher

My name is Anthony Fisher and I moved to Brighton when I was two years old. In that time I went Mary Hare School for the Deaf until I was eight and then went back to Doncaster. After the war was over I moved back to Brighton at 15 years old. I have now been in Brighton for 59 years.

I feel that it is a shame that Brighton is not the same as it was years ago. I used to enjoy walking along the Seafront at Madeira Drive, it used to be lit up and was all colourful at night. I also think that they should make the Volks railway along the seafront longer so that people can enjoy the full benefits of Brighton and Hove.

From the Lesser Heard Voices project, 2003
Interviewed for the website on 2-6-03
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
The Volks Railway is very good and I go on it regularly. It gives me the utmost pleasure to sit on it and look down the avenue of blue sea on a hot summer's day. The breeze gently blowing on your face, the whirr of the train's electronics and the sound of happy passengers. What a fantastic journey - beats the buses any day!
By Percy Derrick (19/07/2005)

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