Category Archives: Gordon Charles Dinnis

Posts concerning my father, Gordon Charles Dinnis.

Gordon’s Man Bag

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Recently a tax on carrier bags has been introduced here. You now have to pay 5 pence for every supermarket carrier bag, where they used to be free. This is to hopefully address the problem of the accumulated rubbish of … Continue reading

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Did My Dad Guard Churchill During World War 2?

Gordon C. Dinnis never talked much about his time in the war. But one thing he did occasionally mention was that he guarded Churchill and Roosevelt. He mentioned they were at some sort of important meeting. Since looking at his … Continue reading

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Hedgehog Makes Front Page News!

Hedgehog Makes Front Page News! I have a copy of an old newspaper from June 1949 which I look at from time to time. I usually only look at one news item, my parent’s wedding day, which features on the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday

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Today is Remembrance Sunday, when we stop and remember all those who died in the wars. Although my father and grandfather didn’t die in the World Wars I always remember Dad thinking of his friends that he lost during WW2. … Continue reading

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Abide With Me

In the blog yesterday I wrote about the FA Cup Final that Dad attended. Looking inside the football programme for Saturday, 4 May 1957, we can see the Timetable of events leading ¬†up to the start of the match. The … Continue reading

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The Day Gordon Went to Wembley – The Empire Stadium

My father, Gordon Charles Dinnis was a man who loved football. I have been sorting through some old documents and papers of his this week and found a programme from the F.A. Cup Final of 1957. If you’ve read this … Continue reading

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Occupations – My father worked in stockings

Gordon Charles Dinnis (1923-2001) began his working life in stockings. The term for all things to do with leg coverings was known as ‘hosiery’ and it was quite a big business in the North Laine in Brighton. In fact there … Continue reading

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The Festival Of Britain

The Festival of Britain in 1951 isn’t something I know a lot about. However something drew my attention to it recently and I remembered I had a couple of postcards in my collection and dug out the following: Seeing these … Continue reading

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Gordon Charles Dinnis

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Today, the 29th of September is my Dad’s birthday, he was born on this day in 1923. He passed away in 2001. On his birthday I like to get out some photographs of him, and thought I would share some … Continue reading

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Old School Photographs

I’ve been sorting through some old photographs, trying to make some sort of order – do I keep them in date order, put them in groups – weddings, places, schools? At the moment I am scanning them into my laptop, … Continue reading

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