Category Archives: Enid May Howells

Posts concerning my mother, Enid May Dinnis (Howells) also known as May Annie Doris Cockett.

The Similarity Between my Mother and Grandmother

It has been noted before that my mother, Enid May Howells bore a close resemblance to her mother, Queenie Cockett. Here are another couple of photographs that show the continuing similarity as they grew up.           … 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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Mothering Sunday

Today is Mother’s Day, and it makes me look backwards and forwards at the same time as I think of my mother, as well as my own children and being so thankful for them. I got out some old photographs of … Continue reading

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Advent Door 23

Not so much a ‘door’ but a lovely ‘over the garden gate’ photograph today! This lovely couple are Mabel and Dave Howells, part of the family that adopted my mother. When Jack and Winifred Howells adopted her they already had … 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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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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Whose Door Is This?

It’s Day 2 of our Advent Calendar, and this is today’s door – It’s 48 Farm Hill, Woodingdean, the house I lived in between 1963 and 1979 (age 5 – 21 when I moved out and got married). This is … Continue reading

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Remembering Mum

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Enid May Dinnis 08 March 1927 – 13 November 2000

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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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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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