Category Archives: Photographs

Dalmatians and Croatians (Objects 174-176)

I have just been away for a brief but enjoyable city break to Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast. This seems as good an excuse as any to feature these 2 very different Dalmatian dogs from the Usmeum, and my memories … Continue reading

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House of Mystery, with a heart of oak (object no.169)

This oil painting of a country house used to hang in our much humbler family home, from the time Mum inherited it from Auntie in 1971, until her own death 30 years later. Prior to that it had hung on … Continue reading

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Blood brothers

Today is Brother 1’s 60th birthday. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the above photo was taken, in the early 1960s. He is on the right, Brother 2 in the natty bow tie on the left, myself in the … Continue reading

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Rain dogs (objects 149-154)

This tiny lead ornament, which is less than 2 inches (5cm) high, is a precious souvenir of someone who was hugely important in my childhood (as well as offering an irresistible opportunity for me to use another favourite song title). … Continue reading

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He ain’t heavy

Today is Brother 2’s birthday; he was born on the day the first episode of Blue Peter was broadcast. He doesn’t usually celebrate birthdays so I’m doing it for him with this post. I recently came across these old photographs … Continue reading

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Memories of smiles and songs (Object 127)

Here is another photograph of my parents’ wedding in 1952, taken on the steps of Barnes Methodist Church. Mum has her mother, my Grannie Lane, to her left, and her best friend and bridesmaid, my Auntie Margaret, behind her. To … Continue reading

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All Clear Aft (Object 121)

Unlike me, my mother was athletic and sporty in her youth. I was one of those bright, bookish kids who was rubbish at P.E. or anything practical, like needlework or woodwork. I won few Girl Guide badges, in fact I … Continue reading

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