Share your memories of Brighton Blitz

Do you remember the Brighton Blitz? Or have members of your family shared their memories and pictures with you?

Next week The Argus will produce a special supplement remembering when bombs rained down on the town during World War II.

A map pinpointing the location of every wartime explosion will also be published online.

If you have memories of that terrifying time, we would like to hear from you.

All knowledge or pictures of a city bomb site will be added to the map.

To get in touch call 01273544531 or email bill.gardner@theargus.co.uk.

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9:14am Tue 15 Jan 13

ICantThinkOfAName says...

Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?
Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war? ICantThinkOfAName

1:28pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?
Other areas were bombed, but we are able to map Brighton and Hove, hence the focus.
[quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?[/p][/quote]Other areas were bombed, but we are able to map Brighton and Hove, hence the focus. Sarah Booker Lewis

2:19pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Athena says...

ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?
Eastbourne suffered 112 bombing raids, one of the highest in the country.
[quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?[/p][/quote]Eastbourne suffered 112 bombing raids, one of the highest in the country. Athena

2:23pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Athena says...

My neighbour in Rowan Avenue bought her house new with the free gift of a crystal radio. The garden walls were built with little railings but those were taken, along with saucepans and other metals, to make bombs. She told me of one (or two?) houses at the lower east end of Rowan Avenue which were bombed. Father-in-law told me how he came out of a sweet shop, near the viaduct, seconds before a bomb landed on it.
My neighbour in Rowan Avenue bought her house new with the free gift of a crystal radio. The garden walls were built with little railings but those were taken, along with saucepans and other metals, to make bombs. She told me of one (or two?) houses at the lower east end of Rowan Avenue which were bombed. Father-in-law told me how he came out of a sweet shop, near the viaduct, seconds before a bomb landed on it. Athena

3:07pm Tue 15 Jan 13

ICantThinkOfAName says...

Sarah Booker Lewis wrote:
ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?
Other areas were bombed, but we are able to map Brighton and Hove, hence the focus.
The article only mentions Brighton and refers to "the town". There is no mention of Hove or does the writer of the article believe that Hove is a suburb of the town of Brighton.
There is still no indication if the project includes bombings that might have taken place before or after the period of time that is generally regarded as "The Blitz".
[quote][p][bold]Sarah Booker Lewis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?[/p][/quote]Other areas were bombed, but we are able to map Brighton and Hove, hence the focus.[/p][/quote]The article only mentions Brighton and refers to "the town". There is no mention of Hove or does the writer of the article believe that Hove is a suburb of the town of Brighton. There is still no indication if the project includes bombings that might have taken place before or after the period of time that is generally regarded as "The Blitz". ICantThinkOfAName

3:21pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Sarah Booker Lewis wrote:
ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?
Other areas were bombed, but we are able to map Brighton and Hove, hence the focus.
The article only mentions Brighton and refers to "the town". There is no mention of Hove or does the writer of the article believe that Hove is a suburb of the town of Brighton.
There is still no indication if the project includes bombings that might have taken place before or after the period of time that is generally regarded as "The Blitz".
The article should have included Hove. I'm afraid I can't provide any further information about the time period. However, I will ask the reporter to respond.
[quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sarah Booker Lewis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Is Brighton the only town in Sussex which was bombed and why only the Blitz (winter 1940-41) and not the rest of the war?[/p][/quote]Other areas were bombed, but we are able to map Brighton and Hove, hence the focus.[/p][/quote]The article only mentions Brighton and refers to "the town". There is no mention of Hove or does the writer of the article believe that Hove is a suburb of the town of Brighton. There is still no indication if the project includes bombings that might have taken place before or after the period of time that is generally regarded as "The Blitz".[/p][/quote]The article should have included Hove. I'm afraid I can't provide any further information about the time period. However, I will ask the reporter to respond. Sarah Booker Lewis

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