Category Archives: CLEEVE

Tracking my family through Brighton in the 1930s

My father (Gordon Dinnis) was eight years old in 1931. He was living with his parents (Joseph and Annie Dinnis) and his brothers and sister in the basement of number four Charlotte Street, Brighton.  The family lived here from 1931 to at … Continue reading

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Motoring and the Family

Looking back at my family photographs I see that at least a couple of them were photographed with cars. I’m not sure if they owned the vehicles, but it’s great to see them anyway. George John Dinnis Junior is my … Continue reading

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What’s on the Mantelpiece?

One of the things I don’t have in my house is a mantelpiece. It’s a comparatively new house, which was one of the things I loved about it when I moved in. But I do miss a fireplace and a … Continue reading

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A Door to Celebrate a 90th Birthday

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 … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar door number 10

So today we open door number 10 of our Advent Calendar. I love this photograph of my great-grandmother, Agnes (centre) with two of her daughters, Rose (left) and Olive (right) taken at the door to their home in 1924. They … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – door number nine

We’re back to 38 Blaker Street, Brighton and a photograph that better shows the incline of the hill. This is the home of the Dinnis family from the mid 1930s – Joseph Taylor Dinnis, Annie (Cleeve), Jack Douglas Dinnis (in … Continue reading

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A Door From Down South

Here is the Advent Calendar door for today. The home of my great-grandmother, Agnes Maffey (Cleeve) and one of her daughters, Olive Cleeve who we met at her front door a couple of days ago. This house is in Dummer, … Continue reading

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A Door From The North

This is 13 Holly Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is the house that three of the Dinnis children were born in and spent their early years. When they moved here Joseph Taylor and Annie Dinnis already had one child, Jack Douglas, so … Continue reading

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Door 3 of our Advent Calendar

Opening today’s door we find Olive Cleeve in August 1964. Olive lived in Dummer, Basingstoke and was the sister of my grandmother, Annie Dinnis. She was a very quiet, gentle lady and I only knew her through letters and cards … Continue reading

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Two Very Special Letters

I recently blogged about family heirlooms and which things are most special to people. My cousin, Sue chose a letter written to her mother, and I just found a letter very special to me, written from my mother. I would … Continue reading

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