Eight generations of Sue Vincent’s family have lived in Shoreham.
Sue was born on Shoreham Beach and has lived in various areas of the town her entire life.
From West Street to Harbour Way, The Avenue and Upper Shoreham Road.
She went to school at Victoria Road primary and then on to Kings Manor, back when it was all girl in Middle Road.
Her grandfather Alan Pike was church warden at St Mary’s Church and her grandparents lived in Friars Court, so her memories of the town are extremely rich and varied.
She brought in about 200 photographs discovered at her Aunt Jean Pike’s house.
Jean was the first woman bell ringer at St Mary’s and pictures of her up the bell tower were among the images discovered.
The photographs bring back great memories for Sue, as it shows St Mary’s parades through the town centre.
The Agora empty shop project is just around the corner from where many of the pictures were taken.
It was quite exciting for Brighton Future of News group members to see how things had changed.
“St Mary’s Hall was a big part of our lives. We had Sunday school there and family events.”
One from 1968 has a Scottish theme, and shows East Street as it was.
“Everyone used to hang out at the snack bar,” she said.
Some of Sue’s pictures have been published here and more will appear later.