Category Archives: Family Album

This category is a project about my family history and remembering by my viewing, digitizing and curating my late parents analogue photographic albums.

Family Album 14

My dear mum (on the right as you view) along with her little sister Sheila, Ravenscroft Road, Beckenham 1932. Advertisements

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Family Album 13

It’s 1935 now. Granddad Dunbar is 57, Miri 14 and Jimmy 13. I’ve lots of photos of them on holiday at Littlehampton in the 1930s. Don’t you love the men’s full bathing suits.

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Family Album 12

This photo is of uncle Jimmy with aunty Miri, his older sister, in 1932. Jimmy must be about 10 and Miri is about 11. Nan and granddad had four children: Miri (April 1921), Jimmy (autumn 1922), mum (January 1928) and … Continue reading

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Family Album 11 and related issues

Here is Uncle Jimmy aged 8 in 1930 in St James’ Park with granddad’s pipes. “Jimmy” was also named James Laird Dunbar. He was born on in 1922 in Beckenham, passed his 11 plus exam and went to Penge and … Continue reading

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Family Album 10

We said goodbye to dad yesterday. As per his wishes, he was given a military styled funeral with the coffin draped in the Union flag and his medals and a silver ornamental bed plaque on the coffin. We saw him … Continue reading

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Family Album 9

Granddad is 83 years old here. Nan in 68, Jim is 9, Steve 7 and I am just over two and a half. I don’t ever remember seeing granddad up and about. A colleague suggested I should scan the pages … Continue reading

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Family Album 8 and thoughts about my approach

This photo is of nan and granddad Dunbar in 1959, 40 years after yesterday’s photo. Granddad was 81 here. It was on a picnic with aunty Miri and uncle Ron – but that’s all I know. I knew my nan … Continue reading

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Family Album 7

This is a formal portrait of Granddad Dunbar. It was printed on a postcard sized print but with no information. However I know it was taken before May 1919 when he retired from the Royal Scots, after some 23 years … Continue reading

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Family Album 6

By 1916 Granddad Dunbar had been in the Royal Scots for 20 years and was their Pipe Major. He’d seen service in the two Boar Wars (Cape Colony) and Belfast and spent most of the First World War in France … Continue reading

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Family Album 5

This is granddad Dunbar again. The year is 1900, but I don’t know the place. He’s the piper in the white tunic just left of centre. He would be 32 years old when this was taken. His Regiment was the … Continue reading

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