TODAY we look back at our archived photographs of two popular car-orientated businesses and the opening of a Lloyds Bank branch.

The former Lucas (LS UK) business was a car service and testing centre that served the local community for many years.

It is now known as Victoria Road Service and MOT Limited.

The business is still a leading service and testing centre serving the Sussex area, which provides MOT, tachograph and speed limiter testing, as well as car servicing and auto electrical repair.

It has been running for almost 20 years.

Staff can be seen above working at the garage in the early 1990s before the name change.

The garage also acts as a rotating electrical re-manufacturer, specialising in the supply, repair and refurbishment of alternators, starter motors and dynamos.

Its staff collectively have over 60 years of experience in the industry.

Do you remember any of the staff who used to work at the garage before the business changed its name?

Perhaps you have memories of taking your car there for a service or MOT?

Alan Clifford can be seen pictured outside his boarded up shop window after a car crash damaged it in 1991.

Cliffords of Brighton was established in 1946.

The family business started modestly in Kemp Town, Brighton when Douglas Clifford and his wife Eileen started buying sackfuls of loose assorted nuts and bolts, sorting them to type and size and selling them on.

Soon car components joined the product range and Cliffords slowly evolved into the business it is today.

The company prides itself on being a family venture saying that this is one of their major advantages, coupled with their ability to provide items 'off the shelf' when the customer needs them.

Customers visit regularly from as far as Worthing, Eastbourne and Crawley and further afield.

Do you know which Brighton and Hove Lloyds branch opened in 1990?