The Very Well Dressed Boy

Jack Douglas Dinnis was always very smartly dressed. We saw that in a previous post. Even when spending a day on the beach he looked immaculate.

August 1931 Nancy, Ron, Gordon, Jack

August 1931 Nancy, Ron, Gordon, Jack

Here he is on Brighton beach on the 5th of August 1931, wearing his jacket, buttoned up. You’ll notice my father, Gordon (next to Jack) had by now kicked off his shoes and was wandering barefoot on the marvellous pebbles of Brighton beach. Nancy (left) was stripped off with her swimming hat on and ready to run into the sea.

Here is another photograph of the children, with their mother, Annie Dinnis.

Nancy, Ron, Annie, Jack and Gordon 5 August 1931 Brighton beach

Nancy, Ron, Annie, Jack and Gordon
5 August 1931
Brighton beach

It just seems so unusual for a little boy to be so smart! I have another photograph taken around the same time of the Dinnis children sitting on the Palace Pier.

Jack, Nancy, Ron and Gordon Dinnis sitting on the Palace pier in Brighton

Jack, Nancy, Ron and Gordon Dinnis sitting on the Palace pier in Brighton

The children are all looking fairly smart here, with Ron and Gordon wearing ties even if they are a little scrappy. Jack has his knotted perfectly, and of course has his socks pulled up and his jacket buttoned smartly.

I have found a photograph of Jack as an adult, working at Hepworths gentlemen’s outfitters in Brighton. He always looked smart, and retained his sense of style.

Jack Douglas Dinnis working at Hepworths

Jack Douglas Dinnis working at Hepworths

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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One Response to The Very Well Dressed Boy

  1. Patricia (Stephenson) Levy says:

    Wow 84 years ago this Aug 5th
    What great memories! My granddaughter turns 3 on Aug 5 which is why I was calculating timeline!
    Love the well dressed look but you can see how adorable the shoeless Gordon looked with his feet free in the sand!

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