For Writing 101 Day Three we are asked to use a one word prompt to inspire a post. I chose the prompt ‘Home’.

As I research and write my blog I am always fascinated to see where my family lived – the place they called ‘Home’. Last week I went with my cousin to visit the place our 2x great grandparents lived with their family for a time.

The Old Ship Hotel

The Old Ship Hotel

John and Charlotte Dinnis lived with their children in The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton. John worked as a Publican and Cook, and the family had previously lived in Middle Street, Brighton running a lodging house.

It was the 1850s when John Dinnis lived and worked here, it was interesting to see the Assembly Rooms and the Ballroom.

Ship Street 6 - Copy
Old Ship with Sue 001Old Ship with Sue 002

Other family members called these places ‘home’

Agnes Cleeve Maffey

Agnes Maffey at home in Dummer

July 1924 Olive

Olive Cleeve at home in July 1924

26 Aug 1924 outside house in Newcastle Gordon in pram

My father’s first home in Newcastle. He is the baby in the pram!


Annie Cleeve in her garden at Blaker Street, Brighton

Elsie Lilian Julia Dinnis 1923 - Copy

Elsie Lilian Julia Dinnis in 1923

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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3 Responses to Home

  1. What a wonderful story. Now you have inspried me to write my own family HOME story.

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