Chapel Street

Moved to make way for the flats

I was born in June 1932 in Chapel Street. My parents were Fred and Poppy Bow­ers who lived in number 15. My grandparents (my father's parents) lived next door. I left in 1953 when I married, but my mother and father lived there until they were given a council flat in Whitehawk Road, to make way for a block of flats.

I remember T W Barnes, rag and bone merchants. My mother used to clean their offices during the evening, and I used to help her on Saturday afternoons, when she had a real clean and polish. My father rented our house from them, my aunt and my father both worked for them, also my father's father.

Reproduced with permission from from 'Back Street Brighton' published by QueenSpark Books
This page was added on 05/11/2006.

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