Sepia Saturday 118 – Going Out

Taken at Shoeburyness Essex beach circa 1954 – My Grandmother is the one wearing the hat!

 It is no surprise that my Grandmother is wearing the hat in the photo above. My Grandmother was a great one for a joke. If she was in a store that sold hats, she just had to try them on.

In my early 20s and I would regularly meet my Grandmother and Aunt for a coffee and lunch at Debenhams in Guildford. The deal was, I would meet my Grandmother at Marks and Spencer’s at Guildford, make our way to Debenham’s at the bottom of the High Street to meet my Aunt and possibly a cousin or two. If I got my Grandmother to the restaurant without her being tempted to try the hats on Aunt bought my lunch and if she didn’t I bought Aunt’s lunch.  Guess who bought the lunch? Such happy memories.

Brighton Beach circa 1953
My Grandfather at Brighton, with my Mum as a little girl at his feet. I guess by the look on Mum’s face that her Dad was ensuring she didn’t wriggle off and Mum was none to pleased!
Taking part in Sepia Saturday

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.
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1 Response to Sepia Saturday 118 – Going Out

  1. I love black and white photos! Those are great photos. Great post!



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