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Gordon’s Man Bag

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Recently a tax on carrier bags has been introduced here. You now have to pay 5 pence for every supermarket carrier bag, where they used to be free. This is to hopefully address the problem of the accumulated rubbish of … 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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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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ATS Badges and Photographs

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Here are a few pictures of badges, memorabilia and photographs from Nancy Dora Dinnis’ time in the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) 1942 – 1946        

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Gordon Charles Dinnis

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Today, the 29th of September is my Dad’s birthday, he was born on this day in 1923. He passed away in 2001. On his birthday I like to get out some photographs of him, and thought I would share some … Continue reading

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Family Photographs and the Joy of Sharing

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I’ve been a bit quiet for the past week, but as usual when I go quiet it just means I’ve been very busy!  I recently had a visit from my lovely cousin Sue, who brought over two biscuit tins full … Continue reading

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Hottest July day ever

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Yesterday, July 1st 2015 was the hottest July day on record in England. This is a .com blog which means a lot of my followers are from the USA, so probably wonder about the English preoccupation with the weather!  I … 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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Edith Cleeve – her later years

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Edith’s husband, Ernest John Doswell died in June 1948, seven years after the death of their daughter, Dora. Dora’s husband, Frederick Ashbolt died in 1953. This left many years for Edith, alone. She lived until 1974. In Edith’s later years … Continue reading

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Mums Mysterious Box

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Mum gave this box to me when I was young, telling me she felt it was important I had somewhere to keep my precious bits and pieces and I loved this box from the moment I saw it. It came with a story, … Continue reading

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