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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 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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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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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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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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A Wedding Anniversary

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Today, 18th June is the anniversary of my parents marriage. They were married in 1949. Here are some photographs of their wedding day. The photograph of Gordon and Enid Dinnis looks to be taken outside the reception venue, which is … 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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Christmas 1950s Style

Here is a photograph I have of my parents and their families taken at Christmas. It must be in the 1950s and it’s lovely to see everyone together around the table, looking so happy. In the photograph my parents are … Continue reading

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