Category Archives: Jack Douglas Dinnis

Posts concerning my father’s brother, Jack Douglas Dinnis.

MY 300th POST

I wanted to make this post special. My 300th post, a milestone reached, a memorable day. I wondered what to write about, then realised it is September, and just a few days away from my father’s birthday. This inspired me … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays in the 1920s

When my father was a young child the family lived in Newcastle, and it was the tradition to take a family holiday in August. It seems that the Dinnis family travelled out ‘for days’. This is the type of holiday … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Day in Brighton and Hove

In my last post I showed you this photograph, and left you wondering where it was taken. I have some more photographs taken on the same day, which shows the Dinnis and Cleeve families having a lovely day out together. … Continue reading

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The Very Well Dressed Boy

Jack Douglas Dinnis was always very smartly dressed. We saw that in a previous post. Even when spending a day on the beach he looked immaculate. Here he is on Brighton beach on the 5th of August 1931, wearing his … Continue reading

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85 Years Ago – A Family Summer and a Very Smart Little Lad

The summer of 1930 was very much a family affair for the Cleeve and Dinnis families. Joseph Taylor Dinnis and Annie Dinnis (Cleeve) were living in Hassocks with their four children; Jack, Nancy, Gordon (my father) and Ron. Looking at … Continue reading

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Family Photographs and the Joy of Sharing

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I’ve been a bit quiet for the past week, but as usual when I go quiet it just means I’ve been very busy!  I recently had a visit from my lovely cousin Sue, who brought over two biscuit tins full … Continue reading

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The Bombing of Blaker Street in 1940

I took a book out of the local library this week (Bizarre Brighton by C. Horlock), and found an interesting chapter telling of a bombing in the Edward Street area of Brighton. The bomb fell at 8.17pm on Wednesday 18th September, 1940 … Continue reading

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The Top 25 First Names for Boys in Brighton & Hove – 1929

1 John 2 Peter 3 Ronald 4 Dennis/Denis 5 Kenneth and William 7 George 8 David 9 Leslie 10 Roy 11 Raymond and Robert 13 Arthur, Derek and Reginald 16 James 17 Edward 18 Albert and Donald 20 Charles, Frederick and … Continue reading

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The Dinnis’s Were Cat People

It seems like most people have a preference towards either dogs or cats.  Looking through my folders and files and re-reading my father’s letters home to his mother during World War 2 I realise the Dinnis family were no different.  And they were definitely … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge Day 21

Day 21 – The Letter U Uncles Today I would like to use the letter U as an opportunity to write about my uncles.  On my father’s side I had three uncles – Ron and Jack were my Dad’s brothers … Continue reading

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