1958 – 1961 Brighton & Hove seafront and beach

My teddy is called Gregory, I still have him.

My teddy is called Gregory, I still have him.

me in my pram on hove seafront

On Brighton beach

Here are some photographs of me taken on Hove seafront and beach, where I spent a lot of my time as a young child.  The first photo is me with my Dad and my teddy bear.  It is taken along Hove Lawns, which is an area of grass between the seafront and the main road along the seafront.  The next photo is me in my pram in the same location.  and at the bottom is me on the beach.  I was (and still am!) very fair skinned and I burnt easily.  I remember the afternoons spent on the beach, paddling in the sea which is cold all year round, and playing with the pebbles.  It was quite some time before I realised most beaches have sand.  I soon learnt to walk on the pebbles and to somehow make myself comfortable sitting on them.  Happy memories.

I often go walking by the sea, I was there this morning.  It was a rainy morning, but there are always people about, dog walkers and mothers pushing prams, the occasional jogger.  The sea was so calm, it made me feel serene and happy and when I came home I was able to carry on with my writing again.

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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2 Responses to 1958 – 1961 Brighton & Hove seafront and beach

  1. TheBigForest says:

    Thanks for sharing the images – love the one of your Dad and Gregory! We are huge bear fans over at TheBigForest!

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