In my last post I showed you this photograph, and left you wondering where it was taken.
I have some more photographs taken on the same day, which shows the Dinnis and Cleeve families having a lovely day out together.
In this photo the family are all lined up, looking very smart. In the background to the right of Nancy’s head we can see the Peace Statue, which is situated on the border of Brighton and Hove seafront. The plaque states:
“In the year 1912 the inhabitants of Brighton and Hove provided a home for the Queen’s nurses and erected this monument in memory of King Edward VII and as a testimony of their enduring loyalty.”
Here we can see the Dinnis children, looking really smart, and enjoying the Brighton seafront and summer day. I thought how well dressed they were, almost as if they were in their Sunday best clothes. And upon investigation – the 9th June 1935 was indeed a Sunday!
It’s nice to see the two younger brothers, Ron and Gordon looking immaculate. I wonder how long they managed to stay looking like that before the inevitable game of football started up and the socks fell down and the shirt collars wrinkled!
In this photo from the same day we can see it had been an extended family day out. Annie and Joseph Dinnis and their four children spent the day with Annie’s sister, Edith Doswell, her husband Ernest and their daughter, Dora. What a lovely time they must have had, although I would guess the Dinnis children had to be on their best behaviour.
This photo was taken at the foot of the Peace Statue, which still looks the same now as we can see here. The railing they are sitting on is the same today.