When my father was a young child the family lived in Newcastle, and it was the tradition to take a family holiday in August. It seems that the Dinnis family travelled out ‘for days’. This is the type of holiday I had when I was a child, for the first seven years of my life.
I don’t know how they travelled, but from their home in Newcastle they went east to the coast. Specifically to Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.
It looks as thought Nancy is having a wonderful time making a very fancy sandcastle. She seems quite engrossed and in the first picture we can see her name ‘Nancy’ etched in the sand.
She would have been five years old at this time.
What a lovely photograph of the young Dinnis family having fun on the beach at Whitley Bay in August 1927.
Gordon (my father) was a month away from his fourth birthday, Jack the oldest brother was seven and Nancy was five.
What a magnificent sandcastle! I guess I’m jealous because I grew up with Brighton beach with has no sand, only pebbles. I’m really impressed with this sandcastle, the fact they managed to build it, probably with their Dad’s help, and not knock it down is amazing.
Looking at what the children are wearing, it appears the weather in August was as bad then as it is now! Hurray for the British summer! The Dinnis children are wearing what looks like their winter coats! And I was wearing mine yesterday in Brighton in August.