IT'S about time that someone put a plan forward to reopen the old station entrance below the Trafalgar Street bridge so well done Brighton Toy Museum.

I have a very happy memory of the entrance to the station concourse from Trafalgar Street and wonder why on Earth was it blocked up in the first place?

Was this due to a change by Rail Network or Brighton and Hove Council?

I remember the Victorian white tiled walls and a hairdresser's salon within the entrance too, it was very smart.

I appreciate the times of the early 1960s when Southern Railway would operate the 60-minute Brighton Belle train service from Brighton to Victoria and I was about two or three when I first travelled on the Super Pullman Service.

This was when Hanover Square was smart and an "in place" to live, opposite the Brighton Level.

I remember sitting on board a Brighton Belle coach in Brighton Station at one time and the waiters wearing white tunic jackets and a black bow tie.

It was stylish to travel then by the Pullman service. The actress Dora Bryan, who owned a hotel which is now a block of expensive flats on Marine Parade, used to travel with Laurence Olivier to the theatre land in the West End.

Good for you, Toy Museum. Let's see some style return to a once very popular Victorian railway station.

Mike Denley