Tag Archives: Family History

The Victoria Fountain

In the middle of Brighton, there is a fountain surrounded by gardens. This area is called the Old Steine. It’s a place I have spent a lot of time looking at over the years. Last summer I took some photographs … Continue reading

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Mum’s Fancy Brooch

Mum (Enid May Howells) was never a woman who wore lots of make-up, perfume or jewellery. But as I look through the old photographs of her, I see she was always smartly dressed, and had her hair styled. Looking at … Continue reading

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Guest Blog ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’

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This is a guest blog by Leah Cloe from Luluslantern, check out her great blog at http://luluslantern.blogspot.co.uk Home is Where the Heart Is Experiencing a sudden change of your circumstances is a prime opportunity to remember your roots. Who we are in … Continue reading

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Visiting The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton

During an online search I discovered there is a tour of the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton on the first Friday evening of every month. I was so excited about this because it is the hotel where John Dinnis and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jonathan

My son, Jonathan David Mooney was born on the 14th of November 1989. Now look at him, all grown up!  Happy Birthday Jonathan xxx

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Remembering Mum

Enid May Dinnis (Howells/Cockett) 08 May 1927 – 13 November 2000 Mum Always loved, never forgotten xxx Nannie Dinnis

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Remembrance Sunday and the cousin I will never forget

Remembrance Sunday is always a time of sad reflection. I think back to my father and how he fought in World War 2, and I think of all the young men still losing their lives in recent times. But I … Continue reading

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Did Dad meet the King?

After my exciting day in Lewes last week seeing the Queen, I began to wonder if any of my family experienced meeting royalty.  I got out my history books and discovered that King George VI was in Italy, visiting the … Continue reading

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Making my own history – The Day I Saw the Queen

Sometimes I wonder if I spend too much time looking back. Although I very much enjoy researching my family history, I have noticed I can easily become too fascinated with my ancestors and their lives. I need to remind myself to live … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis 1886-1963.

Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis was my grand-aunt, the sister of my paternal grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. Their parents were George Dinnis and Catherine Taylor. Cora was born in March 1886 in Camberwell, Surrey. In the Census of 1891 the family … Continue reading

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