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Heather Hacker: Heather has lived in Brighton since the late forties. She moved to Tidy Street after the death of her husband and has lived there for nearly thirty years. She says she knows many of her neighbours and is keen to take part in the project, using a photograph of herself and her father taken by her mother in Kenya where Heather lived as a child. Heather said she was curious to know why Lisa had chosen Tidy Street for the project and she comments; ‘I think it’s a great idea. I’m really curious to see what everybody will use for their windows.’
Sarah Wright: Sarah has lived in Tidy Street for 15 years. She has a keen interest in local history and thought the idea was very original. To begin with Sarah was unsure of which image to use. Sarah adds: ‘I think it’s a jolly good idea. It must be fascinating to meet everybody on the street and find out what makes them tick.’ Sarah’s photograph is of herself with children twenty years ago.
Darren and Lore Johnson were very supportive of the idea. “I work as events organiser at the Grand, so I understand the challenge of putting something like this together,’ comments Darren, and adds ‘It’s obvious but true that one street contains so many interesting stories. Pictures are a great way to see in to the soul of the street and catch a glimpse of what’s truly behind those net curtains.’
Mark Erriksson chose an image of his father in a chance meeting with Yuri Gagarin the Soviet space explorer. Below, he tells the story for BBC Radio Sussex.