84 years ago, and the summer of 1931 saw three of the Cleeve sisters in Brighton.
It’s so nice seeing them in the place I have lived all my life.
Brighton looks so … empty! I’ve never seen it so quiet, these days the streets are full of traffic, buses, people.
I enjoy seeing the sisters together too, there were another two older sisters Edith and Rose, and another named Kate who had died young.
I think the relationship between the sisters intrigues me because I am an only child and I wonder what it would have been like to have had four or five sisters?
Were they a great support to one another? I know they were, particularly in later life. Of the five surviving sisters only my grandmother had surviving children. She had four; Jack, Nancy, Gordon (my father) and Ron.
Edith married and had a daughter, Dora Doswell, who died in her thirties, Rose and Grace married but didn’t have children and Olive never married.
It is so nice to see them in their best dresses and hats, in Brighton! I have noted that they all wear the same style of hat, and I will be looking into the fashion for berets in the 1930s in my next post.