Mystery photos of Brighton and Hove

Do you recognise this garden?

By Tony Drury

This photo shows the communications ratings of Course 60 run by the Royal Navy Wireless Telegraphy Training School, which had its HQ at 29 Queen's Rd, Brighton during WW2.

Pictured are the course team: Lt. Smort RNVR and Lt. Gardner RNVR, Mr White (civilian instructor), and Chef Petty Officer Redman.

It is unlikely that this garden is behind 29 Queens Road so where was it taken?

Photo:Royal Navy Wireless Telegraphy Training School

Royal Navy Wireless Telegraphy Training School

From the private collection of Tony Drury

This page was added on 16/11/2008.
Comments about this page

Is that the gardens of Clifton Terrace?

By Tom (17/11/2008)

I wonder where they all are now and if there are any stories of interest.

By John Wall (17/11/2008)

Looks like the grounds of Preston Manor?

By Tim (17/11/2008)

I thought it was behind Preston Manor too.

By Carol Homewood (21/11/2008)

I think that is by Preston Manor just below Preston Park.

By Mia (04/12/2008)

I think it looks like Dyke Road Park.

By Ken (27/01/2009)

Judging by the design of the balustrade in the photo, it could have been taken in the grounds of Attree's villa, later Duddell's villa, in Queens park. The villa was demolished in 1972.

By Tess Ramseyer (01/08/2009)

Tony has in fact answered his own question in a more recent post. He says that the photo was taken in the grounds of West House, 12-14 Portland Place, Kemp Town, Brighton.

By Alan Hobden (04/02/2010)

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