Website Launch September 2006

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Redesigned website

By Jack Latimer

On 21st September 2006, the My Brighton and Hove website was re-launched. The site now runs on special software created by two of our volunteers, which makes it much, much easier for contributors to add to the site and for us to edit it.

All the 2500 pages on the old site have been migrated to the new site - a labour of love that took about 5,000 hours. No content has been lost, but all the content has been sub-edited and re-categorised. It should be much easier to find your way around the new site, but we have tried to keep the cross-linking and cross-referencing that made the old site so seductive.

We hope you enjoy the site - and that you continue to support us and send through your memories and photos as you have done so sensationally over the first six years of this website.

If you're looking for particular pages from the old site, here are some useful links:

This page was added on 20/09/2006.
Comments about this page

The dinner is cold, the wine is unopened. I spend all my time on the new site. Congratulations from Australia!

By Paul Seiden (22/09/2006)

Well done you guys. My Brighton and Hove lives on nice new site. From a Brighton ex-pat who left late 1940s and now living further up the coast. Cheers.

By John Sharratt (22/09/2006)

Exciting and nostalgic website that pleases me very much. Ex pat of Brighton, now living on the Romney Marsh. I wonder how many people are out there that have not yet come across the site?

By Mick Peirson (19/11/2006)

Many congratulations on your great website. Since discovering it (by accident) it has given me so much pleasure and has rekindled many fond memories of growing up in Brighton in the 1940's and 50's.
(From an ex-pat now living in the Netherlands.)

By Roy Davis (10/01/2007)

This is an excellent site and one I have enjoyed contributing to. In a similar way to Paul Seiden, it has kept me away from the curried flying fish and rum punch. I showed it to my mother (aged 82) and now she wants to buy a laptop to regularly log on to My Brighton and Hove. From a Brightonian expat now living and working in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies

By Adrian Baron (06/02/2007)

Praise, where praise is due. You have created a first class website - one which will bring enjoyment to many across the world - me for one! Martin - Brisbane, Australia

By Martin White (09/02/2007)