A Door to Celebrate a 90th Birthday

Aunt Rose 90th birthday 07.11.1985 - Copy - CopyThis door is in a photograph of my great-aunt Rose when she celebrated her 90th birthday on the 7th of November 1985. Here is the full picture:


Aunt Rose 90th birthday 07.11.1985 - CopyRose is on the left, sitting next to her friend. Nancy Dora Arkell is sitting on the right with her husband, Bert behind her and her brother Jack Douglas Dinnis next to Bert.

Rose looks very well at such a great age, Nancy, Bert and their daughter Sue went to visit her regularly. She lived in Basingstoke.


Aunt Rose 90th birthday 07.11.1985 - Copy (2)She was lucky enough to have two birthday cakes!

It is so lovely to see her looking so well. As I have been looking back through historical photographs I have got used to seeing her in black and white and in the 1920s and 30s. It is lovely for me to see her as a mature lady.


Aunt Rose 01.07.86, 91st birthday 07.11.86Here she is the following year, celebrating her 91st birthday in 1986. She died the following year in August 1987.

She was my grandmother’s sister. Here are some more photographs from her younger days.


Aunt RoseRose (2)


About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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