At the heart of Hanover

Hanover History

Hanover has a rich history, but it is a history of ordinary people and everyday places, not national figures and celebrities.

Hanover Centre: Great Opportunity to Volunteer

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By March 1977 the initial volunteers were feeling the strain and a call went out for more people with building skills - especially anyone who could help with installing heating. Read more

Hanover Centre: Nearly There

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Finally, the Hanover Centre was prepared for its first night as a real community centre - the inaugural dance on Tuesday 7th June 1977. Read more

Hanover in the 1990’s

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Brighton Council used to produce leaflets based on Census data. This 1995 leaflet is based on 1991 data (Census data came out more slowly in those days). It’s not clear how much of the data has been adjusted to reflect trends between 1991 and 1995.

Coronation Celebrations in 1953

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Ian Steedman has sent us two photographs taken at the Coronation in 1952. He says: “A couple of photographs taken in Arnold Street on Coronation Day. My Grandfather Samuel Attrell organised the street party on Arnold Street. He can be seen in the first photo looking round wearing the dark Read more

2007; 30th Aniversary of the Hanover Community Centre

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The Hanover Community Centre was opened on 3rd June 1977 by Dame Flora Robson as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations. In 1975, negotiations had started with the Council to get a community centre for Hanover. Funding of £15,000 towards renovation of the building and £3,500 for the first years Read more