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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 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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Family Album 4

This is granddad Dunbar again. He’s the Corporal standing centrally looking at the camera. The photo must have been taken around 1909 as that when he was first promoted. (Although he was bested back to private once for drinking on … Continue reading

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Granddad in India (Family Album 3)

1911 circa Grandad Mansell Delhi C 1st Bt Duke of Wellington’s 33rd Ft (The West Ridings) Yesterday’s post was of my granddad on mum’s side (granddad Dunbar). Today’s post is of Granddad Mansell on my dad’s side. I never met … Continue reading

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