Our salad days!

By Stephen Andrews

Photo:Nancy Kersey in her Ford Anglia

Nancy Kersey in her Ford Anglia

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Photo:Nancy Kersey's family

Nancy Kersey's family

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Photo:Nancy Kersey's Family Outing

Nancy Kersey's Family Outing

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Trevor Povey

'I worked on a farm at Truleigh Hill, north of Shoreham, so for me, Brighton was full of weird people! The back of the cinema, the 'Regent', where Boots is now in Brighton, there was 'The Regent' café. The coffee bar was frequented by kids into fashion - I never was and felt like a country bumpkin. I had everything I needed here in Portslade. They did have a juke box, coke, coffee and those Gaggia machines.

Tom King

'I went out one night in London, there were all these women dressed up, singing round the piano. One of them was trying to get me to go upstairs with them. It was only later I realised that they were all men dressed up as women!'


'When I was little, you used to get charabancs taking people hop picking, but my dad wouldn't let me go as it was for 'common people'. Instead he used to send me to my aunt and uncle in Brighton. I thought hop picking was fun sounding, lots of parties, only later I found out that it was really hard work and I was lucky to go to Brighton instead.'

This page was added by Stephen Andrews on 06/12/2007.

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