Tag Archives: Brighton beach

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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Walking on Pebbles

Blogging 101 Day Thirteen The challenge today is to pick a blogging event and participate in the next round. These events can be found at dailypost.wordpress.com/ and it would seem Thursday is the day for the weekly photo challenge. The … Continue reading

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Holidays in Blackpool

I’ve written a lot about Brighton as a beautiful seaside city, and of course it isn’t the only one. In the past my grand-aunt Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis enjoyed time in Blackpool with her two daughters, Elsie aged 11 and … Continue reading

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Nannie and her Mini Me

Looking back at photographs of long ago summers spent on Brighton beach I suddenly noticed something. I have been trying to catalogue the photos into date order, and have noticed some were taken around the same time. Thank goodness for … Continue reading

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The Very Well Dressed Boy

Jack Douglas Dinnis was always very smartly dressed. We saw that in a previous post. Even when spending a day on the beach he looked immaculate. Here he is on Brighton beach on the 5th of August 1931, wearing his … Continue reading

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Summer Fashion in the Family

During the short, cold winter days I really look forward to the longer, warmer days of summer. However as soon as we get the first really hot day I find I just can’t cope with it at all. All those … Continue reading

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside – Ship Street

Here are some photographs taken in Ship Street and of the seafront at Brighton. The Old Ship Hotel is where John Dinnis lived and worked as a Cook and Publican, with his wife Charlotte Robinson and children Catherine Ann, John Henry, … Continue reading

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A – Z Challenge Day 2

Day 2 – The Letter B Personal family history blog: Brighton beach   http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ As I’ve written before, I practically grew up on Brighton beach and still walk along there regularly.  It’s such a great beach – but only if you … Continue reading

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1958 – 1961 Brighton & Hove seafront and beach

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Here are some photographs of me taken on Hove seafront and beach, where I spent a lot of my time as a young child.  The first photo is me with my Dad and my teddy bear.  It is taken along Hove … Continue reading

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