Change? What change?

At this time of another election I came across two photos that actually reminded me why 30-40 per cent of the population don’t bother to vote… nothing changes and nothing gets done. Without being political: look at the picture to the right, a hot local topic regarding the condition of the Madeira Arches on Brighton […]

Lots of diversity!

The auction is only a week away and people often assume that it’s only the very old things that get sold at auction, so this week I have include two very diverse lots that are 75 years apart, and both are causing plenty of interest. The first is a 1894 advertising flyer for Brighton’s Public […]

Just been done up

    Both of this week’s photos are in our next auction on Tuesday 23rd May at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Glebe Villas in Hove starting at 8pm. There will be 240 other lots – including everything from the usual postcards and pictures to books, prints, guides and ephemera. The first picture is of The […]

Cinema promotion

If you thought the advertising budgets for new films was a bit crazy these days well let me tell you, in 1970 it seems it was even crazier! A lovely chap came into the shop and gave me a few of his photos he had lying around and, as is becoming a bit of the […]

History talks

A few weeks ago a lady came into the shop and asked me if I could sell a large framed poster for her, as it was too large for her house and she wanted to donate the money to the community-owned hall that is the Exeter Street Hall in Brighton. Now I had heard about […]

The Argus & Brighton and Hove Stuff Exhibition Invite

The Argus Managing Director Tony Portelli & Andy Garth would like to invite you to our VIP archive photograph launch at The Grand. When The Argus moved to its new home in Manchester Street the enormous archive of fantastic historical pictures was lovingly archived by Andy Garth and his team at Brighton and Hove Stuff. […]

Auction results

Hot off the press! I am writing this the day after our first auction of the year held jointly by me and Robert “Post Card Man” Jeeves, of Step Back in Time. We offered 241 lots, including all sorts of eclectic items from Brighton, Hove and all other parts of Sussex.       There […]

Brighton Promettes

The promettes are trainee models who are on duty at weekends in the summer, dressed like air hostesses, they offer advice and answer questions from tourists in Brighton. If you visited the promenade of Brighton in the 1950s, you were likely to be greeted by six glamorous girls dressed in sharp-cut uniforms with a ‘catwalk […]