This 1994 memoir is a schoolboy’s tale of Brighton in the 1950s, seen through the eyes of Andy Steer. He recalls Brighton characters and shops, swimming at Black Rock and with the “Shiverers” Swimming Club at the salt-water King Alfred pool in Hove; Stanford Road School, the now defunct Brighton Cycle Club and playing in Cherry Woods at Withdean.
This vivid child’s-eye view paints a picture of post-war Brighton and its long-lost cinemas, ice rink, trolley-buses, the penny arcade on the Palace Pier and sporting events. There are also the privations of the era such a power cuts and a need to count the household pennies, and memories of the strictness of a fifties school regime.
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