Christmas Is Coming

Ronald Stanley Dinnis Christmas 1938

Ronald Stanley Dinnis
Christmas 1938

Christmas is coming, I’ve already bought my cards and some of my presents and I am looking forward to spending time with my family.

Looking back at photographs of Christmas in years past I see it has always been a happy time for my family.

There are the usual school photographs, made into cards to send to grandparents and family members:

Ronald Stanley Dinnis Christmas 1937

Ronald Stanley Dinnis
Christmas 1937

Gordon Charles Dinnis Christmas 1935

Gordon Charles Dinnis
Christmas 1935

Gordon Charles Dinnis 1938

Gordon Charles Dinnis
1938

 

When Mum and Dad were a young couple they got together with both of their families for Christmas:

L-R Mr Howells, Nancy Dinnis, Annie Dinnis, Arthur Lelliot, Gordon Dinnis, Ron Dinnis, Enid May Dinnis, Pat Lelliot son of Arthur and Bob, ?, Mick Gates, Winifred Howells, Bob Lelliot.

L-R Mr Howells, Nancy Dinnis, Annie Dinnis, Arthur Lelliot, Gordon Dinnis, Ron Dinnis, Enid May Dinnis, Pat Lelliot son of Arthur and Bob, ?, Mick Gates, Winifred Howells, Bob Lelliot.

clockwise Ltor Enid May Dinnis, Sue's grandad, Gordon Dinnis, Jack Dinnis, Ron Dinnis, Margaret Dinnis, Annie Dinnis, Mrs Arkell Sue's grandmother, Nancy Arkell who is pregnant with Sue

clockwise Ltor Enid May Dinnis, Sue’s grandad, Gordon Dinnis, Jack Dinnis, Ron Dinnis, Margaret Dinnis, Annie Dinnis, Mrs Arkell Sue’s grandmother, Nancy Arkell who is pregnant with Sue

As I grew up, Christmas was always a time for the three of us, Dad, Mum and me. Here we are in 1970:

mum and dad colour christmaschristmas 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look out for more Christmas memories during December …

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 Christmas Is Coming

  1. Luanne @ TFK says:

    I love the cards with his school photos! And I remember that photo of you in that skirt. It reminds me so much of my own teen years.

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