Tag Archives: History

My Father’s Occupation

Gordon Charles Dinnis had one job for most of his life. He began working there before he joined the army and served in World War 2 and stayed until his retirement aged 65. He worked at W.R. Newcombe Ltd, a wholesale … Continue reading

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The Bombing of Blaker Street in 1940

I took a book out of the local library this week (Bizarre Brighton by C. Horlock), and found an interesting chapter telling of a bombing in the Edward Street area of Brighton. The bomb fell at 8.17pm on Wednesday 18th September, 1940 … Continue reading

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Daughters of Dummer

As this is my first post since before Christmas I would like to begin by wishing everyone a very, very Happy New Year and I hope 2014 will be a peaceful, fulfilling and gentle year and that it will bring you all … Continue reading

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Mslexia blog – Taking a Second Look

For anyone interested my next Mslexia blog is here https://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog/2013/12/taking-a-second-look/

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Your Family Tree Issue 137

My second article appeared in the January edition of this magazine. I wrote about tracking the Troopship my father had travelled on during World War 2. I made a few notes in my blogs here as I went on my journey of discovery which helped when … Continue reading

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The Royal Sussex Regiment

I had an amazing day yesterday, and thought I’d share it. Remembering back to my mother’s mysterious wooden box with the badge of the Royal Sussex Regiment engraved on the top and also knowing my father fought in the Royal Sussex … 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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My next Mslexia blog post is here

For all the people who asked me to let them know, it’s now here: https://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog/2013/11/digging-the-dirt/ Thanks for reading, commenting and following 🙂  

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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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The Goldstone gets ready for Division Two in 1972

Just wanted to share this article, it brings back such great memories of standing here with my Dad in 1972. It was the year he finally agreed to take me with him to watch Brighton and Hove Albion! The Goldstone … Continue reading

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