Category Archives: Gordon Charles Dinnis

Posts concerning my father, Gordon Charles Dinnis.

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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When I was three months old

I have been looking through a book of old family photographs and found some of me aged three months. At first I thought this would have been August 1958. But I’m wondering if it might have been a few days earlier, at the … Continue reading

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door 21

The door today is the door on this little chapel at Woodvale in Brighton. It’s where there is a small memorial to my parents, Gordon and Enid Dinnis. It is among the rose bushes, and is in a really lovely … Continue reading

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A Very Small Door

Here is a very small door, really more of a doorway! Taken in August 1927 on holiday in Whitley Bay Gordon, Jack and Nancy Dinnis have built a wonderful sandcastle with a door at the bottom! It looks like a … Continue reading

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A Very Welcoming Door

Today the advent door is one that always gave me a very warm welcome. It’s the home my parents moved to when Dad retired, just along the road from where I was living with my family. I would go here … Continue reading

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Another Two Door Special

Another two-door day special for Day 12 of our advent calendar! This is the kitchen at our family home in Farm Hill, Woodingdean. The white door opens onto the hall, which we saw earlier this week. The material hanging behind … Continue reading

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Two Doors For the Price of One!

The bright lime green wallpaper is a dead give-away, it’s the 1970s and we’re on the other side of yesterday’s door. Welcome inside our home in Farm Hill, Woodingdean. This is the hall, you can see the stairs on the … Continue reading

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Whose Door Is This?

No, seriously, I’m not just posing a rhetorical question and then going to answer it. I’m not sure whose door this is. I know it’s my dad, Gordon Charles Dinnis holding me! In the Photo Album, it is labelled that … 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 1 on the Advent Calendar

So, here we are, December the 1st, and the first door on the advent calendar. It’s so exciting isn’t it, I bet you can’t wait to see which door this is, Drumroll …………………….     The door for December 1st … Continue reading

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