Brighton Seafront in the 1950s

Photo:Seafront cafe in the early 1950s

Seafront cafe in the early 1950s

From the private collection of Stefan Bremner-Morris

The Wanderin Cafe: early 1950s

By Stefan Bremner-Morris

My uncle Henry Heath took this picture in the 1950s. I think it precedes the photograph of  the Wanderin Cafe, shown in this section, and confirms that there was another cafe before the more modern looking one started trading.

Henry and his wife Queenie lived in Cannon Place where the corner of the Metropole now resides. He drew the 'Falcon' strip in the comic Radio Fun for many years. Perhaps the shot was for reference purposes. I'm glad I kept it now, having found your interesting site!

This page was added on 20/11/2008.
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A clue to a more precise date of Stefan's interesting old photo is surely the parked car which is a Mk 2 Ford Consul first introduced in the UK in March 1956. My guess is the shot was taken after that date? Stefan makes reference to the 'Did you go to the Wanderin Cafe' page, obviously both photos were taken around the same time, its hard to say which one predates the other. Unless someone knows different? Also see an earlier photo of The Wanderin Cafe in Eric Cook's wartime memories page circa 1943.

By Chris Wrapson (25/08/2013)

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