Tag Archives: Family History

My Father’s Occupation

Gordon Charles Dinnis had one job for most of his life. He began working there before he joined the army and served in World War 2 and stayed until his retirement aged 65. He worked at W.R. Newcombe Ltd, a wholesale … 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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Dora Doswell gets married

It’s been a while since I was last here … computer problems, sigh. So to refresh our memories, the last we heard of Edith Cleeve was in 1925, when we looked at some photographs with her daughter, Dora. Continuing on … Continue reading

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Mslexia blog posts

Here are a couple of links to my latest blogs on the women’s writing site Mslexia. https://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog/2014/01/using-local-knowledge/ https://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog/2014/01/on-this-day/  

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Edith Cleeve has a daughter

Edith and Ernest Doswell had been married for 1 year when their only child was born in 1908. Her name was Edith Dora Doswell, but she was known as Dora to avoid confusion with her mother. The first England Census … Continue reading

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Daughters of Dummer

As this is my first post since before Christmas I would like to begin by wishing everyone a very, very Happy New Year and I hope 2014 will be a peaceful, fulfilling and gentle year and that it will bring you all … Continue reading

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Coming soon (part 2) …

New for 2014 – 70s Saturday Every Saturday I will be posting about the same week from 40 years ago – 1974. It’ll be a groovy, glam rock look back at all the great things happening in the world that year, … Continue reading

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Coming soon …

January 2014 In the New Year I shall invite you to meet my paternal grandmother, Annie Cleeve and her sisters. Here they are: I will look at them as individuals, as well as at their family life growing up in Dummer, Hampshire. I … Continue reading

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Jack and Florence get married

John Albert Harold Walter Dinnis was the youngest brother of my grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. He married Florence Violet Heard on the 17th August 1918. They were married at the Parish Church of St Saviour, Brixton Hill, London. His name … Continue reading

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Meeting my family – Alfred Watson, Elsie and Amelia

In the past I have written about Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis who was my grandfathers (Joseph Taylor Dinnis) oldest sister. She married Alfred Watson in 1911 and they had two daughters, Elsie and Amelia (Millie). Cora is my grand-aunt, and her children … Continue reading

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