meet the ancestors

11 December 2009

I went to visit my mum last weekend, she lives on the Isle of Wight where I grew up.
I found bundles of old Box Brownie photos of her and her brothers on holiday at St.Helens on the Island during the 50s. My mum and her brothers were at boarding schools on the mainland, but spent the holidays with their mum on Isle of wight.
They had a beach hut there...above, at the end is my mum and my two uncles at the other end (not sure who the other people are?)

A very cool bunch.

They had a boat too which I think was called the 'Owl & the Pussy Cat' or something of that nature!

I love this picture!

My mum sporting some fine knitwear and plimsolls, I must have inherited this gene.

She didn't like wearing dresses as a child but I'm rather liking this one and chic hairdo.

My uncle Steve sadly passed away from cancer in his 40s, but I like to remember him like this, motocross style!

Going back nearly 100 years, this is my Grandma and her mum + brother in 1915!

It looks like it could have been taken yesterday, I love those button-up boots, and those cheeks! who would have thought she'd look like this...

Looks like a movie star but she was actually a nurse/mid-wife most of her life.

And what about this pair of urchins! That's me and my youngest brother (I'm the one with the hat by the way!).
So that's a few family photos, not many men in there, as both my Mum & Grandma were divorced, but plenty of brothers!


  1. Anonymous11.12.09

    I love old photographs of family!!
    And your grandma (via movie star photo) looks a lot like Kay Kendall!

  2. How fantastic is that! A whole bundle of old photos. I bet it took you ages to go through them. My mum says she dare not even open her photo box, because if she did, that's IT for the whole afternoon! xx

  3. these are amazing! what lovely lovely photo's! and what lovely ancestry you have!

  4. This is a fantastic treasure, so many lovely old photos!

  5. Artemis... you look like your grandma

  6. Lovely, lovely old photos!


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