Local History Video

Just found this 1962 clip from a family film in Coldean, now on YouTube. Anyone know who these people are? Recognise any of the places or changes over time?

Anyone else got old family photos or videos they want to share that show scenes from Coldean?


Geoff White says he may have solved who is in the video, Mr Elmes who ran the Scout club at the church, here is another video what do you think?


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Retired from Brighton University
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2 Responses to Local History Video

  1. Anni Mack says:

    The Arundel trip shows Mr Elmes sitting on the grass (I remember him well), but the first video looks like a couple visiting the Elmes’ house I don’t recognise them at all. The Elmes’ definitely lived in the house and garden filmed at that time, Beatty Ave opposite the parade of shops, the oldest son Greg was one of the boys, the tallest with dark hair, playing in the front garden. I spent many years visiting that house, I lived two houses away in Hawkhurst Road, the daughter was my best friend (we would have been 7 or 8 depending on when in 62 it was filmed). Thanks for sharing, wonderful to see old times from Coldean x

  2. D says:

    Think they nailed the church in the first part of the first video. Looks to me like the garden of the community church here. Also I noticed from the first video it’s second location is Beatty Avenue, opposite the shops that are still shops these days. I believe the second Coldean video part is in roughly the same location as it shows the shops again and the steps leading to the shops are still the same today.

    Third video is amazing, and it shows a lot more than the previous did. It’s amazing to see Coldean back then. I wish there were still trees up Forest Road as were seen in this. Seeing Hollingbury and Stanmer was a nice touch.

    Thank you to all who brought these to light. Stay blessed.

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