Author Archives: Jackie Dinnis

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.

Tracking my family through Brighton in the 1930s

My father (Gordon Dinnis) was eight years old in 1931. He was living with his parents (Joseph and Annie Dinnis) and his brothers and sister in the basement of number four Charlotte Street, Brighton.  The family lived here from 1931 to at … Continue reading

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The Olympics – Sports My Family Might Have Competed In

Currently the Olympics are taking place in Rio, and I always enjoy watching the different sports. It made me wonder ‘what if’ I or members of my family had been more committed to sports that we enjoyed! Here are some … Continue reading

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Motoring and the Family

Looking back at my family photographs I see that at least a couple of them were photographed with cars. I’m not sure if they owned the vehicles, but it’s great to see them anyway. George John Dinnis Junior is my … Continue reading

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My last throw of the dice

Writing this blog has been the best thing I did in a long time. It has connected me to many second and third cousins and friends that I had lost touch with. But I wonder if there comes a time … Continue reading

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A Month of Football

Today is the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament. I have always loved football and look forward to the Euro’s every four years. To celebrate this fact I will try to post about football for the rest of the … Continue reading

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My Family Spreads to New Zealand

Searching for my ancestors has mainly been done via this blog and on Today when I took a quick peek at the latest interest on my family tree I found a lovely photograph of someone from my mother’s past. It … Continue reading

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Searching for old friends – Karen Slade

I am trying to find my old friends, and one of these is Karen Slade. She lived a few doors away from me in Farm Hill and was a year or so older than me. We both went to Woodingdean … Continue reading

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Searching For Old Friends – Deborah and Marilyn Simms

Looking through my old photographs I have found some of old friends that I would love to make contact with again. Two of these are sisters Deborah and Marilyn Simms. They used to live in Suffolk Street, Hove and their … Continue reading

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School Trip to France (did I go on my own?)

I have been looking through some old photograph albums that I previously took no notice of because the photo’s are not of the best quality! Going back to 1970 when I was 12 years old and in the first year at … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Jack and Nancy

My father’s brother Jack and his sister Nancy had their birthdays two years and one day apart. Jack Douglas Dinnis was born on the 3rd of April 1920, and Nancy Dora was born on the 4th of April 1922. Jack … Continue reading

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