My great-aunt, Mrs Alice Hoad, kindly provided these photographs of
times past in the Leuty family. They continue the story begun in Auntie
was my great-great-grandfather. He married Isabel Matilda and they
had four children: George Leuty (known as "Harry"), Harry
Leuty, Frank Leuty and Arthur Leuty.
He was a wood turner, whose premises were situated in Unicorn
Yard, Brighton. After his death in 1918 (aged about sixty), the
business passed to his son Arthur who transferred it to Castle
Street about 1930 when the original premises were pulled down to
make way for the Regent Cinema.
For details of his younger three children, see Auntie
This photograph shows him at some time in his fifties.
My great-grandfather, known as Harry, was born in Brighton on
21st May 1879. He married Hannah Barbara Elizabeth Clark on 9th
November 1902 in St. Nicholas Church, Brighton. Hannah had been born
on 29th July 1871 in Carfax, Horsham. They had four
children: George Leuty, Isobel Hannah Leuty, Hetty Leuty and Alice
The photograph shows him in the back yard of his home at 39 North Gardens, Brighton, where he
was to die on 10th
April 1954 at the age of 74.
An article in the Brighton & Hove
Herald of 3rd November 1928 bemoans the closing of Brill's Baths in
East-street "in readiness for the clearance of the site for the
erection of a super-cinema and garage." (The cinema concerned
was the Savoy, one of three super cinemas built at that time, the
other two being the Regent and the Odeon.) The Herald article continues:
Brill's Baths, which occupy an extensive site, were erected in
1800, but it is shown in "A Peep into the Past", by the
late Mr J. G. Bishop, a former proprietor of the
"Herald," that there were baths in Pool Valley as far
back as 1769.
Later the article says:
One of the saddest aspects of the new sale of the Baths is the
position of the members of staff. Among them is Mr George Leuty,
affectionately known as "Harry," who has been employed
at the Baths for thirty-seven years. A well-known gentleman in the
town has suggested that the Corporation should include baths in
the aquarium scheme, "Harry" would prove a valuable
Subsequent to the closure of Brill's Baths he worked as a
painter and decorator (but not at the aquarium).
rather dark photograph, taken around 1930, shows Harry's wife Hannah
and their four children. From left to right: Isobel, Hetty, Hannah,
Alice and George.
My great aunt Alice Leuty married John Hoad, known as
"Jack". This photograph shows (from left to right): Jack
Hoad, George "Harry" Leuty, Isobel Leuty (Auntie Belle)
and Hetty Leuty (Auntie Het).
My grandfather, George Leuty, was born in 1903 and married
Winifred Edith Callingham on 9th July 1927. He worked as a
glassblower, and moved from Brighton to Hitchin in 1950.
He died in Walsworth, Hitchin, on 10th July 1960 at the
age of 57.
and Win had four children: George Ernest Leuty, Gerald
("Gerry") Arthur Leuty,
John Michael Leuty and Colin David Leuty.
This photograph shows George and Win Leuty with their sons George
(right) and Gerry (left).
My father, George Ernest Leuty, was born in Brighton on 19th
March 1929. He married Rosemary on 1st January 1955, and had four
children: George Michael Leuty, Mark Edmund Leuty, James Crispin
Leuty and Rebecca Barbara Leuty.
This photograph shows him on the beach at Tripoli, Libya, in
his National Service.
photograph shows George & Rosemary's first child, George
Michael, at his christening in 1957.
This photograph shows, from left to right: Auntie Belle, Mark
(son of George & Rosemary), Doreen (wife of Gerry), Michael (son
of George & Rosemary), and Gail Alison Leuty and Nicholas Leuty,
the children of Gerry who is sitting behind them.
The final photograph in the scrapbook shows John Leuty, son of
George and Winifred, and Barbara Tokley, the daughter of Auntie Het.
They are shown attending the wedding of Gerry and Doreen in 1955, where John
was best man and Barbara was bridesmaid.