Tag Archives: World War 1

Easter Peace be yours

I have been looking through my collection of old postcards and greetings cards and I found this lovely one that was sent 98 years ago! It is a postcard, and on the reverse it is dated the 29th of March … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Joseph Taylor Dinnis

29 November 1892 was the day my grandfather was born. Although I didn’t know him, I have learnt so much about him from my cousin, Sue that I feel he is no longer a stranger to me. I thought I … Continue reading

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John AHW Dinnis and the 50th anniversary of a watch

As I think I must have said before, finding a new branch of my family always begins with a rush, and photographs, documents and stories pass between us in a flurry of excitement. The best way I have found to … Continue reading

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Meeting the family of Florence and Jack

Well, I’ve had to allow myself an amount of time to try to understand what went on with Jack Albert Harold Walter Dinnis and Florence Violet Heard. When I write about the family I’m finding, I do try to make … Continue reading

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The Very Short History of Granddad’s Moustache

Who doesn’t want to know the history of their grandfather’s moustache? I hadn’t realised the relevance of this topic until trying to trace the history of Joseph Taylor Dinnis during World War 1. It began when I looked back at … Continue reading

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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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Embroidered Silk Postcards sent home from Joseph Taylor Dinnis in World War One

My grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis fought in both World Wars. I am currently trying to find more information about where he was during World Was 1, his records seem to have been lost. But what we do have in the … Continue reading

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Abide With Me

In the blog yesterday I wrote about the FA Cup Final that Dad attended. Looking inside the football programme for Saturday, 4 May 1957, we can see the Timetable of events leading  up to the start of the match. The … Continue reading

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Occupations – Granddad was a Fishmonger

Joseph Taylor Dinnis was a fishmonger, you can see him in the photograph above, the signs proudly displaying his name. He did the writing himself, and this was the only photo I had of my grandfather when I began my … Continue reading

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How I got to where I got to

Sometimes I don’t post here for a while, but this doesn’t mean I’m not doing anything! On the contrary it means that so much is happening I need time to sort it all out in my head before I post anything. I don’t … Continue reading

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