Today’s photo was taken in around 1971 or so. I am obviously on the left of the photo and the lad on the right is my Cousin Paul, who was the Grandson of my Grandmother’s sister Elsie.
This photo was taken in the garden of my Aunt, she loved her garden and had one of those hanging seats and I recall loving to swing on it and lay on the cushions.
I have not seen Paul in over 30 years, but I know he still lives in the Guildford area, and is married. I wonder if he has a copy of this photo? I could look up his phone number and ring him, but a lot of years has past and I have had a name change, or perhaps Facebook. Would he even remember that lovely sunny day?
In the background you can just make out the wheels of a tricycle and I can recall Paul being able to ride a bicycle and being so jealous. That jealousy lasted a while, as the stabilisers came off my bike and I had no balance at all and would often fall off. I fell off so often I gave up and still can not ride a bike.
Some really happy memories with this photo.