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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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A Special 21st birthday present

Joseph Taylor Dinnis (my grandfather) celebrated his 21st birthday on November 29th 1913. In those days the 21st birthday was the coming of age, now it’s the 18th birthday that is the main celebration. Joseph was given a very special … 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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Happy Birthday to Joseph Taylor Dinnis

29 November 1892 was the day my grandfather was born. Although I didn’t know him, I have learnt so much about him from my cousin, Sue that I feel he is no longer a stranger to me. I thought I … Continue reading

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Ear ‘ere!

I posted previously on ‘Who is This Man’? pondering if the man in the first photograph was the same man I had previously featured.                   I was very happy to receive a … Continue reading

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The Very Short History of Granddad’s Moustache

Who doesn’t want to know the history of their grandfather’s moustache? I hadn’t realised the relevance of this topic until trying to trace the history of Joseph Taylor Dinnis during World War 1. It began when I looked back at … 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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Granddad didn’t come home from World War 2

Joseph Taylor Dinnis, my grandfather, fought in both World Wars. He didn’t come home after the end of World War 2. He didn’t die or anything. He just didn’t return home to his family. It is difficult to write about … Continue reading

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Embroidered Silk Postcards sent home from Joseph Taylor Dinnis in World War One

My grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis fought in both World Wars. I am currently trying to find more information about where he was during World Was 1, his records seem to have been lost. But what we do have in the … Continue reading

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Occupations – Granddad was a Fishmonger

Joseph Taylor Dinnis was a fishmonger, you can see him in the photograph above, the signs proudly displaying his name. He did the writing himself, and this was the only photo I had of my grandfather when I began my … Continue reading

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