TODAY we have a picture of Seventies entertainer Bob Monkhouse opening a shop in Brighton.

He moved to Worthing in 1939 as war with Germany was brewing because his family believed he would be safer on the coast than in London.

He attended Goring Hall School, now a private hospital, and in his memoirs recalled how he witnessed a dogfight between RAF fighters and a Luftwaffe bomber at the time, which resulted in the latter crashing.

He is pictured above opening a shop in Brighton. Do you know which one?

We also have several pictures today of National Freight Carriers (NFC), which marked its vehicles National Carriers Limited or NCL.

It was formed in 1968 and its Brighton depot was located next to Brighton Station before being demolished in the early 1980s.

The lower goods yard at Brighton Station was closed by British Rail in the 1970s but it was then used by National Carriers Ltd with a few wagons daily before finally closing in October 1980.

NFC transferred the railway’s loss-making wagon-load traffic to a company that could use either road or rail transport.

The NFC worked in collaboration with the railways and a lot of the delivery work of British Rail parcels traffic was carried out using NFC vehicles until the railways withdrew from parcels traffic in 1981.

The NFC later formed the basis of Excel, which came into being in 2000 out of the merger of Ocean Group and National Freight Corporation.

The new company then snapped up Tibbet & Britten in 2004, becoming one of the largest and most successful logistics companies in the UK.

We have two other shop pictures today – Harry Baars and the Adam and Eve Marital Aid Centre. Can any of our readers tell us any more about these two rather different venues?