Sepia Saturday give bloggers an opportunity to share their family history and memories through photographs.
|A happy photograph of my mother Kathleen Danson and her sister Edith. - 1930's. |
Both Edith and Kathleen enjoyed fashion, and made their own clothes on a treadle machine - their house did not have electricity until 1958. They regularly went dancing at the Winter Gardens, and the Tower Ballrooms in Blackpool - where my mother met my father.
Dad remained in touch with the family long after and I have memories of us visiting them in Liverpool in the early 1950's and playing with Mrs Pettigrew's granddaughter Gaye.
However I did not like it when the conversation turned to their war time experiences of being in the air raid shelters during the heavy bombing inflicted on the city.
The photograph in the doorway of their home shows my mother at the back, with Renee in front with Mrs Pettigrew behind Gaye. I am the little girl (almost cut off) with the toothless grin and crochet square cardigan - one my mother's handiworks, as was the smocked shirt worn by my brother Chris (with his head down).
Hermitage Castle was a favourite outing and here on the right in the white coat is my aunt Peggy who emigrated to Australia in 1949 shortly after her marriage. She returned for her only visit c.1980 and came up to Scotland. Here with my Aunt Edith (her sister), myself and my young daughter.