This page is a fixture, though the contents may vary (and settle during transport).
That’s just to scare you off – probably the most recent photo of Sonia and I. The rest of these are quite mixed: assorted pics of forebears and our children when young.
Wedding photos are always fascinating, particularly when comparisons can be made across generations.
I am not sure which clothing styles look more dated now. Sonia made her rather fetching brown wedding dress. My parents eloped, apparently, hence the under-populated wedding photo.
And family parties are always good for a chuckle. The one below dates from, I think, 1953. It is a huddle of sisters- and brothers-in-law with their respective children (but not me for another year). The older woman, seated, is Lily’s mother, Lily Tilman, and the older man standing is her Uncle John Denman, an incorrigible rogue.
Little photographic record survives of my father’s war service, and he was very reluctant to speak of it. For the benefit of posterity, therefore, here are two images: one of Pat on stretcher party duty in London during the Blitz, and a nice cartoon done of him later in the war. He has three stripes. According to my mother, Pat finished with the rank of Warrant Officer 1.
That’s it for now. I will find some embarrassing ones of the children to add later!