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Now and Then: Andy Garth: Last of this year’s auctions

- November 6, 2017

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I cannot believe it’s the end of another year already, and this week is the first introduction to the Brighton and Hove Stuff and Step Back in Time’s last Auction of all things Brighton, Hove and Sussex of 2017.

Now we do sell some odd stuff, as my regular reader(!) will know, but this week’s article will show some of the normal but interesting stuff, with next week’s doing the weird and outrageous (not sure I can justify that word but I’ll try).

So three… yes, hopefully three photos.

The first is a view of Hangleton Way from about 1960 with the distinctive green-roofed (I know it’s black and white but I paint the picture!) Downsman Pub in the background, ready and open to serve all the new residents. Now very topical as 50 years later it’s being knocked down for more housing!

A rare 1928 picture of Chapmans Tea Shop

The second photo is a rare 1928 picture of Chapmans Tea Shop, in what is now Falmer Road in Woodingdean. It goes to show that sitting outside drinking tea and coffee during the day is not a modern phenomenon.

The last photo is quite a famous shot of Ditchling Road, just down from the Fiveways, of telegraph poles having been accidentally pulled down by a tram in approx 1905-1910. Can you imagine the chaos that would have caused today? Yet it looks a very non-panic type of picture of the locals just wandering around without a care that the whole lot could fall on them.

Now the Auction details are as follows:

Tuesday 28th November, Glebe Villas Hall, Glebe Villas, Hove, BN3 5SN. Viewing from 6.30pm. Auction starts 8pm
Catalogues can be emailed to you so contact me at brightonandhovestuff@gmail.com, or pick up a copy at my shop 28 Western Road Hove, or view the items and get a catalogue at Step Back in Time, 36 Queens Road, Brighton – Robert Jeeves (postcard man). More next week.
I’m always on the lookout for more of these type so if you know of any email me at Brightonandhovestuff@gmail.com


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