This picture has just been found of a seafront cafe which operated before the war in Brighton. It was one of two run by Herbert Tennent, an enterprising businessman who also had a nearby restaurant.

When the beaches were closed during the war, Mr Tennent asked the council if one of the cafes could be moved to the Royal Pavilion gardens and this was agreed. In 1950 the present Pavilion Gardens open-air cafe was built and it is now famous for its rock cakes.

David Sewell, the proprietor, is pleased that this photograph should come to light as pictures of the cafés are rare.

It shows Mr Tennent proudly standing in front of the cafe together with a member of his staff.