Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Girl's Own Annual

Front cover of Volume 44, October 1922 - September 1923.

Norwegian Sportswear

Mum knitted the kid's version for me when I was about 8; I knitted the adult version for myself several years later.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Stitchcraft 1952

Stitchcraft magazine published by Condé Nast Publications for Patons & Baldwins.

Father and Son Pullovers

Knitting pattern leaflet published by Patons & Baldwins, early Fifties. Have you spotted the well-known actor?

Back cover, Brighton & Hove holiday guide 1961

Front cover, Brighton & Hove holiday guide 1961

Sunken Garden, Brighton

Postmarked Brighton & Hove, 22 August 1950.

Sea front and lawns, Hove

West Pier and other views, Brighton & Hove

Hand-tinted, postmarked Brighton & Hove, 10 August 1952.


Photographer: Garrison & Harrison, Goole.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Headmaster and staff, Goole Grammar School

May 1959.

Football XI

Photographer: G. Harrison, Sydney Studio, Goole.

Hockey XI, Goole Grammar School

Date unknown.

Cricket XI, Goole Grammar School

Date unknown.

Brunswick Lawns & Queen's Gardens, Hove

Postmarked Portslade, 1906.

St Ann's Well, Hove

Private Arthur John Peckett

Private Arthur John Peckett, Royal Leicestershire Regiment, born 11 December 1889 in March, Cambridgeshire, died 1916 in France.
In common with thousands of other British soldiers of the Great War, the date of death and last resting place of my grandfather are unknown.

Dad's wartime diary 3

Dad's wartime diary 2

Dad's wartime diary 1

I treasure my dad's wartime journal, written between 1943 and 1945 in various RAF camps throughout France, Italy and Egypt. He used a small loose-leaf notebook, presumably the Forties equivalent of a slim Filofax and posted it home in chunks to my mum in Yorkshire.