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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Pictures of Childhood : Wordless Wednesday
Jessie and Bernard Pennington
Granny Jolly & granddaughter
I know nothing about these two charming photographs, apart from the fact they were in the large collection left by my great aunt Jennie Danson (1897-1986) of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, It must have been the custom in the1910's-20's to exchange personal photographs with friends as she had many such memorabilia, nearly all inscribed on the reverse with the names.
Postscript: By chance after drafting this posting, I was browsing through my books of old photographs of Poulton-le-Fylde, and what should I find but one of Bernard Pennington - the little boy above in the sailor hat. He was pictured in uniform, with the sad news tht he died in France in 1940.