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Brighton and Hove bringing back 'promettes'

In the 1950's, visitors to Brighton and Hove were greeted by the promettes - young women in sharply-cut uniforms with white gloves and catwalk-model poise who were there to give tourists directions, offer advice, and smile.

Now there are plans to bring them back, but with a more 21st Century feel.

Brighton councillor Geoffrey Bowden said the city was always reinventing itself and this was a modern version of the promette scheme.

Former promette Hazel Legg told BBC reporter Claudia Sermbezis it was "a brilliant idea".

  • 16 Jan 2014
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