Category Archives: Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis

Occupations – Cora was a Pawnbrokers Manageress

I’m very proud of the women in my family, they got out there and earned a living, supporting themselves. Grand-aunt Cora was no exception. Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis was the older sister of my grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. Born in … Continue reading

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British Beaches 1920s

Do you have a favourite beach? I have some lovely photographs of various members of the Dinnis family on holiday at different British beaches over the years. The first one is one I posted recently of my grand-aunt Cora Annie … Continue reading

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Holidays in Blackpool

I’ve written a lot about Brighton as a beautiful seaside city, and of course it isn’t the only one. In the past my grand-aunt Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis enjoyed time in Blackpool with her two daughters, Elsie aged 11 and … Continue reading

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Meeting my family – Alfred Watson, Elsie and Amelia

In the past I have written about Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis who was my grandfathers (Joseph Taylor Dinnis) oldest sister. She married Alfred Watson in 1911 and they had two daughters, Elsie and Amelia (Millie). Cora is my grand-aunt, and her children … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis 1886-1963.

Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis was my grand-aunt, the sister of my paternal grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. Their parents were George Dinnis and Catherine Taylor. Cora was born in March 1886 in Camberwell, Surrey. In the Census of 1891 the family … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of John Albert Harold Walter Dinnis – part one

John Albert Walter Harold Dinnis was born on 22 January 1895 in Camberwell, London. He was my grand uncle, younger brother of my grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. His parents were George Dinnis and Catherine Taylor. In the 1901 England Census John … Continue reading

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Life and Times of George Dinnis 1853-1906

George Dinnis was my great-grandfather. He was born in Brighton in 1853, and died in 1906. He had a twin sister, Cora Dinnis. She died in 1856, aged 3 at the Old Ship Hotel, where the family lived and their … Continue reading

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