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09: Local landmarks

By Stella Cardus

09: Local landmarks

In the mid Nineties personal memoirs continued to be published. Many documented local communities and featured Brighton landmarks.

Examples include:

'Deckhand, West Pier' (1993), Arthur Thicket's fresh and often humorous account of moving to Brighton in the summer of 1970 to find a town, that behind the bright and lively holiday facade, was full of lonely people.

'Our Small Corner' (1994) in which Sid Manville recalls memories of friends, neighbours and relatives who made up the 'small corner' of his neighbourhood in Bear Road during the Twenties and Thirties.

'Oh What a Lovely Pier' (1996), Daphne Mitchell’s narrative of working on the West Pier from 1956 to 1970 - before it became a ghostly wreck.

And not forgetting 'The Crowd Roars' (1998), in which Ron Cunningham, alias "the Great Omani", recalls jumping off the West Pier bound in chains!


This page was amended on 01/02/2013
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