Adam Trimingham tells us about a Brighton engineer and his famous miniature coaches

The Argus: Adam Trimingham tells us about a Brighton engineer and his famous miniature coaches

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Miniature coaches were a popular attraction before and after the Second World War in many British holiday resorts.

Memorial procession in Hove to mark the death of King Edward VII

The Argus: Memorial procession in Hove to mark the death of King Edward VII

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Thousands of people in Hove watched a memorial procession to mark the death of King Edward VII in 1910.

The Lillywhites: a sporting clan

The Argus: The Lillywhites

5:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Find out about Sussex’s renowned cricketing family, the Lillywhites, with Adam Trimingham

Western Road, Brighton

The Argus: Western Road, Brighton

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

This is a view of Western Road, the main shopping street in Brighton, soon after it was widened 80 years ago.

Hotels: a history

The Argus: The Grand Hotel today, photo by Terry Applin

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

Adam Trimingham tells us the stories of Brighton’s long-standing hotels...

King Edward VII monument

The Argus: King Edward VII monument

5:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

King Edward VII was a popular figure when he came to stay in Brighton and Hove during his short reign.

Sporting successes in Sussex

The Argus: English cricketer WG Grace (right)

5:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

Adam Trimingham looks back at a cricketing great and a lavish local ground

Signal box at Preston Park

The Argus: Signal box at Preston Park

5:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Railway enthusiasts will appreciate this picture of the signal box at Preston Park, north of Brighton on the main line to London.

Artists of Ditchling

The Argus: Amy Sawyer

5:30am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Adam Trimingham finds out about one Sussex village’s eccentric artists

Dennett’s Corner tea gardens

The Argus: Dennett’s Corner tea gardens

5:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

This picture, taken more than a century ago, shows Dennett’s Corner tea gardens. They were strategically located at the spot where the winding road from the Dyke railway station emerged on to Devil’s Dyke road.

Bathing in Brighton

The Argus: Bathing in Brighton

6:10am Saturday 15th March 2014

These bathing machines for women in Brighton, provided by Bob Pearce, were pictured in 1875. Mr Pearce also had many machines available for men further along the beach.

A media melting pot

The Argus: Godfrey Winn

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at the talented journalists who started out in Brighton

Markets old and new

The Argus: The new neon sign for Brighton’s Open Market. Photo by Simon Dack

5:30am Saturday 8th March 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at the changing faces of Brighton’s markets

Dyke Steep Grade Railway

The Argus: Dyke Steep Grade Railway

5:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

This little hut and railway were constructed at the Devil’s Dyke beauty spot near Brighton in the late Victorian era.

Remember, remember...

The Argus: A fire broke out at Johnson's furniture shop in Western Road, Brighton, on November 5, 1970

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Bonfire Night in Brighton was particularly noisy and smoky on November 5, 1970. That was because a huge fire broke out at Johnson’s, a family-owned furniture shop on the north side of Western Road, near where Woolworths then was.

The great storm of 1987 had nothing on that of 1703, as Adam Trimingham learns

The Argus: A fallen tree at Old Steine, Brighton, during the storm of 1987. Photo by Simon Dack

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Few people in Sussex will ever forget the Great Storm of October 1987, which produced winds of near hurricane strength.

The life of a Lord

The Argus: Lord Olivier pictured in 1972

5:30am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Adam Trimingham takes a closer look at the Lords who have lived in Brighton

Southdown bus at Pool Valley

The Argus: Southdown bus

5:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

This fine old Southdown bus was built in 1929 and was open-topped so passengers could enjoy the sunshine.

Mrs Elizabeth R Cork writes...

4:51pm Friday 21st February 2014

Does anyone have any information on Ernest WJ Taylor, who died on February 6, 1960, at 29 Lennox Street in Brighton? The death certificate gives M Taylor (widow) of the same address.

The long haul up to Devil's Dyke

The Argus: A Victorian wagonette which pulled visitors all the way up to Devil's Dyke

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Going to the Devil’s Dyke beauty spot took an hour and a half by wagonette from Brighton in the Victorian era. The journey started in King’s Road, not far from the Aquarium, and two horses pulled the vehicle up Montpelier Road.

Adam Trimingham tells how Hangleton turned from a quiet village into a busy suburb

The Argus: Hangleton Manor. Photo by Terry Applin

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

You wouldn’t think so looking at it now but once Hangleton, a large suburb of Hove, was quiet and almost empty.

Anita Millar writes...

5:57pm Friday 14th February 2014

We are trying to contact Rosemary Sanger, whose last known address was Embassy Court, King’s Road, Brighton. She has connections with the Southampton area and possibly lived in Margate in about 1980.

Building a legacy

The Argus: William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire

5:30am Saturday 8th February 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at William Cavendish’s influence on Eastbourne’s architecture

Brighton Marina

The Argus: Brighton Marina

5:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

This picture shows the start of building Brighton Marina more than 40 years ago. Enormous concrete containers called caissons were used to form the western breakwater.

Hitting the right notes

The Argus: Hitting the right notes

6:10am Saturday 1st February 2014

These two street musicians delighted Brighton passers-by for many years before, during and after the Second World War.

Driven round the bend

The Argus: The London To Brighton Car Run. Photo by Simon Dack.

6:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at Brighton’s love-hate relationship with cars

A career in politics

The Argus: Julian Amery

5:30am Saturday 25th January 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at the life of longest-serving Pavilion MP Julian Amery

Brighton trolleybus

The Argus: A Brighton trolleybus in Elm Grove

5:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

This is a Brighton trolleybus pictured in Elm Grove on route 43a, making its way from Race Hill down to the Aquarium.

Food, glorious food

The Argus: The opening of Browns in 1973

5:30am Saturday 18th January 2014

Adam Trimingham takes us on a culinary tour of Brighton past and present

Palace Pier in Brighton

The Argus: Palace Pier in Brighton

5:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

This classic picture of the Palace Pier in Brighton shows it at its beautiful best before ugly additions were made to the sea end and large rides were installed.

Ian Baxter writes...

10:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

I hope one of your readers may remember being evacuated to Linthwaite near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire in early 1941.

Brighton's very own wonderland

The Argus: Lewis Carroll

5:30am Saturday 11th January 2014

Adam Trimingham looks at how Lewis Carroll found inspiration in Sussex Square

Black Rock in Brighton

The Argus: Black Rock in Brighton

5:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

Black Rock in Brighton is where the Downs first hit the sea which makes it a must for many archaeologists.

Devil's Dyke railway

The Argus: The railway that once ran from Brighton to Devil's Dyke

6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

Here is another picture of the little railway that ran for more than half a century from Brighton to the Devil’s Dyke.

Adam Trimingham looks at the trouble caused by mods and rockers in May 1964

The Argus: Mods pictured in May 1964 throwing deckchairs from the roof terrace of Brighton Aquarium on to Madeira Drive below

6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

Bank holidays in Brighton tended to be busy, jolly affairs in which thousands of Londoners flocked to the sea and sunshine.

Rottingdean crossroads

The Argus: Rottingdean crossroads

6:10am Saturday 28th December 2013

This picture of Rottingdean crossroads shows how quiet it was in those days – not a car is in sight. There are even people walking in the road, which would be impossible today.

Literary inspiration

The Argus: Jane Austen

6:10am Saturday 28th December 2013

Adam Trimingham looks at how Worthing influenced Jane Austen’s final novel

Masons Cycles, in Brighton's Lewes Road

The Argus: Masons bike shop

6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Masons was the most popular bike shop in Brighton in the years when many people rode to and from work.

Dead famous

The Argus: The Great Omani. Photo by Phil Wigglesworth

6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Brighton has its claims to fame in death as well as life, as Adam Trimingham finds out

How times change in North Brighton

The Argus: Picture taken from North Brighton: Preston, Withdean and Patcham through Time by Anthony Beeson

5:30am Saturday 7th December 2013

Adam Trimingham looks at how North Brighton has developed over the years

Swimming baths at North Road in Brighton

The Argus: Swimming baths at North Road in Brighton, pictured in 1979

5:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

Adam Trimingham looks at how North Brighton has developed over the years

Kristina Panter writes...

4:46pm Friday 6th December 2013

I am looking for anyone connected to a Scottish man called Jack my grandmother Margaret Kristine Young (née Hermansen) knew in about 1946/47. She had a child with him but we have no idea if he knew of the pregnancy and don’t know what happened to him. We have very little information to go on.

A star in our midst

The Argus: Errol Flynn in Dawn Patrol in 1938

5:30am Saturday 30th November 2013

Adam Trimingham reveals Hollywood star Errol Flynn’s links to Brighton

Rottingdean shops

The Argus: How shops used to look in Rottingdean

5:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

This is how shops used to be before the advent of supermarkets and chain stores.

The slums of Brighton

The Argus: Carlton Row, Brighton, in 1928

6:20am Saturday 23rd November 2013

This is a picture of grim-looking Carlton Row in Brighton taken in 1928 when it was one of the town’s slums.

Adam Trimingham takes a look at how times have changed in Aldrington

The Argus: St Leonard’s Church. Photo by Terry Applin

6:10am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Ask most people in Hove where Aldrington is and you will receive a lot of hazy answers.

John Tabernacle writes...

6:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

In the 1930s did you go to St Bride’s School in Westbourne Villas, Hove? Or do you know of anyone who did?

Changing over time

The Argus: Brighton's official handbook of 1938 by Hamilton Fyfe

5:30am Saturday 16th November 2013

Adam Trimingham takes a look at what life was like in Brighton in 1938

Bungalow Town on Shoreham Beach

The Argus: Bungalow Town on Shoreham Beach

5:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

Bungalow Town on Shoreham Beach grew rapidly early last century and was home to a flourishing film industry.

Outbreak of terror

The Argus: Bevendean Hospital

5:30am Saturday 9th November 2013

Adam Trimingham tells us about the shock smallpox epidemic in 1950s Brighton



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