New England Street

Golden Wedding in 1951

By Roger Francis

The occasion was the golden wedding of my grand parents, Joseph & Rose Prince, nee Southon. They lived in Boston Street. Also in the photo are Irene Blackman, nee Prince,and my Aunt Emily(Cis) Prince.

Photo:Golden Wedding 1951

Golden Wedding 1951

From the private collection of Roger Francis

This page was added on 15/02/2008.
Comments about this page

I am looking for information about a family in New England Street in the 1940s and 1950s. Does anyone know of a Cecil Walder Leonard and his wife Florence? They had about four or five children, and one son was called Stanley. Cecil was born in South Africa. What a pity these characterful houses were demolished. I am sure the families needed better accommodation, but the sense of community was hard to beat as this lovely photo shows.

By Jan Sinkfield (15/08/2008)

I lived in New England Street until it was demolished at No 15. It was lovely to see the photos of Mr and Mrs Prince's Golden Wedding, I remember the Prince family very well. I would love to see any other photos of New England Street. So I hope anyone who has photos could kindley send them in?

By Christine Halstead (Brindley) (23/04/2009)

I should have added that they are also in the other photo of New England Street that I put in, on their golden wedding.

By Roger Francis (18/12/2012)

Did anyone know Tom Eade, the landlord of the Fitters Arms, or the Lace family?

By Barrie Searle (20/12/2012)

http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__11051.aspx this Coronation pic has many of the same people in it.

By Nickie Preston (27/01/2013)

I was brought up there at No.18. I remember the street parties very well with Keith Vallier, Godfrey Bull, Mike and Allan Tony Brindley. It's been a long time now but very happy days.

By Michael Ide (19/06/2013)

Hi to you all New England Street boys now old chaps. Does any body remember the Burrells at no 69 ,and Derek Mann at no 70? I'am sure you all remember old Bert Burrell my dad who used to drink at the pub in the street called the Merry Harriers and then we went back to own the New England Inn and started a football team and darts team. My brothers Chris and Alan live in Brighton - I now live in Newhaven and drive the miniature train at Paradise Park so come along with the grand kids and say hi. It would be nice to see some of you all again, ta ta.

By Michael Burrell (29/07/2013)

Michael, have you got any old pictures? I am Godfrey's son. I would love to see them.

By James Bull (31/07/2013)

Hi Michael, Christine Brindley here, hope you are well. I was talking to Chris only last week. If you have any pictures of New England Street or the family when they were younger, it would be nice to see them. Regards

By Christine Halstead (Brindley) (14/08/2013)

Does anyone remember an Alan Mann who played piano at the Imperial Hotel?

By Barrie Searle (29/06/2014)

I remember very well the Mann family, Alan and I think May was his wife, children Derek and Janet, they lived opposite us in New England Street. We lived at number 15, with my grandparents Albert and Amelia Potter. My mum was Mary and my dad was Tony, brothers Tony, Ray and Terry. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers us. Chris Brindley (Halstead).

By Chris Halstead (07/03/2015)

The lady on the left is my grandmother Amelia Potter, and my uncle Arthur is the third person on the left.

By Christine Halstead (08/03/2015)

Does anyone remember the Lace family?

By Barrie Searle (17/06/2015)

I lived in New England Street with my mum, dad and brother. My mum's name was May, my dad was Richard, everyone called him Dick, my brother was also called Richard and my name is Pat. My mum had triplets when we lived there then we moved when they were 2 years old. We lived at No 10. I remember the Burrells and the Mans, the Greens, and Ball. And The Merry Harriers - we sat outside there a few times - it was my dad's drinking pub Saturday nights. They were good old days I had when I lived there. You could leave your door open when you went out without any fear of anyone going into your house. In those days people were lovely, they would help anyone. I'm glad I was born when I was and lived there and knew Brighton and the people how it used to be back then in the 1940s and 50s.

By Pat Cowley (28/01/2017)

My great-grandparents, Frederick and Charlotte Catling, are in this photo. Charlotte is seated at the far end of the table, wearing a hairnet or something similar, and Frederick is standing behind her, slightly to the right. They are at the opposite end of the trestle table 2 years later in the coronation party photo I posted on the other New England Street page.

By Nickie Preston (30/01/2017)

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