Sepia Saturday – 159

In my family archives we have some great photos of days at the beach. Here are just a few of them.

Taken circa 1955 at Brighton Sussex. This is my Grandfather George with Mum who has a rather determined look on her face!

Here is a slightly earlier photo. This one is taken we think at Southend where my Grandfather’s sister Gladys lived with her family. This photo was taken in 1949 and has both my Grandparents in it.


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24 Responses to Sepia Saturday – 159

  1. Kristin says:

    I think your mother is trying to make a get away in that first photo and she does look very determined.

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  2. These photos bring back memories. Isn't it strange the way everyone looked the same as others of a similar age? That could have been my family.

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  3. Kristin, that is a determined look that I still see on my Mum's face every now and again.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by Francene. I think it was the fashion of the time. I wonder what celebrity influenced the time? Another post perhaps on another day!

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  5. Bob Scotney says:

    You couldn't mistake the lack of sand on Brighton beach.

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  6. Little Nell says:

    I thought the same as Kristin; Mum looks as though she is making a bid for freedom in both photos. It's a good job your grandfather had a tight hold of her!

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  7. Boobook says:

    Did you have to pay for the use of the beach chairs? Does that still happen in England?

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  8. viridian says:

    Here is the USA we don't think of pebbles as being good beach material! In the second pic I note that grandfather still has his shoes on!
    Stoppimg by from Sunday Stamps.

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  9. Indeed it does. Our local beach front charges £5 for a day!

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  10. Definetely not. It was close to visit though from our home in Guildford.

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  11. Well it was the 1950s! Yes, Grandfather was beach person! Pebbles definetely not good beach material, but it was close to their home.

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  12. ScotSue says:

    These are so like photos in my family collection – the style of dress, the poses, the deck chairs – but full of happy memories.

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  13. Alan Burnett says:

    That desire to take a camera out every time a family went to the seaside and the sands was so universal. And thank goodness it was as it has provided us with a wonderfully rich social history of a generation.

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  14. Your Mom is cute! On the top photo, is that gravel on the ground or is it grass? I doesn't look like sand.

    Kathy M.

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  15. Maybe your mom didn't like sitting on those rocks for the picture? She sure was cute!

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  16. Brett Payne says:

    A tickey to hire the chair, so I probably would've sat on the uncomfortable pebbles too, but your mother looks determined to get on the chair!

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  17. Brighton is a shingle beach, so its pebbles!

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  18. I agree she was a cutie!.

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  19. Peter says:

    I am with Kristin and Little Nell. I think the photographer pushed the shutter just in time…

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  20. Emma Major says:

    I love the photo at Brighton beach, I have one quite similar of my daughter just 4 years ago 🙂

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  21. Postcardy says:

    I sure wouldn't like sitting on all those rocks!

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  22. There is undeniable determination in that face! Much happier just toddling. Very nice!

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  23. Karen S. says:

    How wonderful to have these lovely family photos, such treasures and memories to share!

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  24. Lovely photos -especially that determined little face -she wanted stones, and she wanted them NOW!

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