This door is in a photograph of my great-aunt Rose when she celebrated her 90th birthday on the 7th of November 1985. Here is the full picture:
Rose is on the left, sitting next to her friend. Nancy Dora Arkell is sitting on the right with her husband, Bert behind her and her brother Jack Douglas Dinnis next to Bert.
Rose looks very well at such a great age, Nancy, Bert and their daughter Sue went to visit her regularly. She lived in Basingstoke.
She was lucky enough to have two birthday cakes!
It is so lovely to see her looking so well. As I have been looking back through historical photographs I have got used to seeing her in black and white and in the 1920s and 30s. It is lovely for me to see her as a mature lady.
Here she is the following year, celebrating her 91st birthday in 1986. She died the following year in August 1987.
She was my grandmother’s sister. Here are some more photographs from her younger days.