I'm pretty sure this photograph was taken on or near Brighton Pier, and I can't look at it without thinking 'Brighton Rock'. Robert and Ann look like extras on the film set, waiting for Pinkie Brown to make an appearance.
Strangely, my grandmother, Ann, used to tell of how she knew Freddie Mills, the light heavyweight boxing champion, when he was young. At the height of his success, Mills rubbed shoulders with the likes of the Kray twins. In 1965 he died in murky circumstances, having been shot in the head whilst sitting/sleeping in his car, in a cul-de-sac behind his nightclub. The verdict was suicide, although various theories persisted for many years after the event.
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