Brighton chat and photos: clubs, bars, recommendations and more

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  2. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    That bookshop was great, an almost unfathomable mass of books, and yet the owner knew exactly what was in stock and where it was.

    Although my enthusiasm for it waned after a mate who had been a Brightonian for far longer than me (I only lasted 13 years in the seductive torpor of the place) alleged that the owner used to run a fascist press above the bookshop.
  3. Gavin Bl

    Gavin Bl terrible awful baaad

    Its been closed for a while, IIRC - he used to stand in there with a long coat on and a ciggie, looked like he enjoyed the sauce from the colour of his face.
  4. editor

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  5. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    I loved that bookshop, he was a right dodgy looking geezer though. I preferred Daves books in the North Laine but I suspect that has gone now too. This has reminded me how much I miss Brighton.
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  6. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Was that the one on the road down from the station?

    I miss the place (Brighton, not the shop) too!

    Saw the flat of my dreams the other day. Oh to have half a mil to spend on a place :( [/derail]
  7. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Brilliant place, wasn't it, and the bloke really did know his stock. I had a real find in there once; a very obscure volume of conference proceedings I'd been looking for for ages. When I took it to the till he remarked on how interesting he'd found it, which surprised me since I really didn't think he'd have read it. It was in pretty shabby condition but even so I thought I was getting a bargain when he charged me £3 for it. Later I found out that good copies go for three figures!

    Then I noticed it had my then head of department's signature - she'd been at the conference which produced it - in the front of it. I mentioned it to her at work a couple of days later. 'Oh,' she said, looking rather wistful. 'That must have been from my mother's collection, disposed of when she died a couple of years ago. I did wonder what had happened to it...'
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  8. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Yes it was. Was a great little shop.
  9. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Yes, Queens Road.

    Blimey, I did an A level in Archaeology in that building nearly 25 years ago :D
  10. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    have to go there in a few weeks and know fuck all about the place.

    where to avoid and where is nice?

    will be for work so no sightseeing opportunities I am afraid.
  11. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    beach is made of flint stone not sand.
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  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    brighton is on the south coast
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  13. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    It's tiny so everything's in one place :hmm: Do you know whereabouts you're working?
  14. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    it smells of chip fat or fat chips, one or the other.
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  15. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Nick Cave lives nearby.
  16. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    They have an abundance of penny falls.
  17. DJ Squelch

    DJ Squelch King Of Insides

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  18. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    There's a good fish and chip place (sit in or take-away) on the main road just past the montpelier street junction - Bankers fish restaurant on western road.
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  19. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    This was my view last time I stayed at The Grand

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  20. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    I got married here.

  21. tony.c

    tony.c Well-Known Member

    That's a mosque according to the EDL.
  22. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    "jesus christ the size on it!" :D

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  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    between the wars there was a small brewery behind the famous pavilion but it closed in 1939 when its owner, manager, foreman and indeed carter were all interned as enemy aliens.
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  24. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    Interesting - any links, google's not being very helpful?
  25. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    hackney by the sea
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  26. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

  27. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    *snort* :D
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  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    there used to be a masons' hall on the level from whence originates the famous phrase 'are you on the level'.
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  29. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Think New Brighton but without the sandstone. Now transfer to the south coast, get rid of the sand, set aside a nudist beach, and add more 'alternative and creative' people.
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    at the end of brighton pier used to be a public house 'the brighton peer' which was frequented by the prince regent and his coterie in incognito

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