The area around Elm Grove has long been popular with home buyers and renters.

Its closeness to the city centre, good schools, parks, frequent bus services and a good choice of shops and services in nearby Lewes Road, combine to make it attractive to families who want to be part of the city centre without the high prices of a central location.

This picture was taken around 1950 outside the bicycle shop of E G Beaumont in Bonchurch Road, Brighton. The property is still there but like so many small shops, it is now a private house.