Brighton Hill - Trivia


It is rumoured that Eric Bristow has used a former snooker centre in Brighton Hill to practise his darts skills. Not so much his darts, he was keen on snooker too and stayed with one of the members of the Davies Snooker Centre when he was playing at the Lakeside in Frimley. Allison Fisher, former world ladies snooker champion also played there in the 80's pre her crossover to Pool.

In 2005 Sharon Osbourne starred in an Asda TV advert, filmed at night at the Brighton Hill store.

The subway linking Lehar Close and Dankworth Road (under Brighton Way) is the only circular subway in Basingstoke.

The character 'Trojan' from the ITV show Gladiators (British TV show) attended school in Brighton Hill. Trojan aka Mark Griffin was also a champion squash player.

In October 2007, it was revealed that Brighton Hill Roundabout was within the top 10 worst roundabouts in the country.

Singer/songwriter Tanita Tikaram went to Brighton Hill School, leaving in 1985.

Former Portsmouth footballer Lee Sandford also attended Brighton Hill School.

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