Wednesday, 18 August 2010


The older photos above are from the collection of Peter Trehearn. The black-and-white is from late 1930s and shows his father Vernon in a cricket top with members of staff at the Savoy Café, West Parade.

The sepia is from early 1930s and shows Vernon’s father, the redoubtable and ubiquitous Mr. P.T. Trehearn (later a councillor and alderman) with an unknown person outside Adelphi Fish Restaurant, 64-66 Queen Street.

The Adelphi passed out of family control some years ago, and the present owners gave the old restaurant a face lift earlier this year. It is now called Chilli Pink and the speciality is Indian cuisine. Parked cars defeated my attempts to get a clear shot of the place so I pinched the colour picture from a newspaper advert.