Holidays in Blackpool

I’ve written a lot about Brighton as a beautiful seaside city, and of course it isn’t the only one. In the past my grand-aunt Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis enjoyed time in Blackpool with her two daughters, Elsie aged 11 and Amelia (Millie) aged 8.

Cora digging on the sands 1924

A bit windy 1924

our two with little visitor 1924









The photographs were taken in 1924. The beach looks very popular in the first picture, and of course Blackpool has the advantage of sand! So Cora would have been able to use her bucket and spade. Brighton beach is a pebble beach, but at least you don’t get sand in between your toes! There are comments written on the back of the photographs; the first one says “Cora digging on the sands”, the second “A bit windy” and the third “Our two with little visitor”.


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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1 Response to Holidays in Blackpool

  1. loobiloo5 says:

    Wow, they were certainly packed onto the beach in that first photo! I’m surprised anyone would find room to build a sandcastle 😀

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