Moustaches, showmen, trophies and bathing suits don't feature much in my collection - so here is a hotch-potch of vaguely related photographs to mark this week's prompt.
No moustaches and only one beard amongst my ancestors - this photograph (one of my favourites) is of my bearded great grandfather James Danson (1852-1906) of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. Though his companion in arms is sporting a fine white moustache.
There was no reference in the funeral report to James' first born son Harry who died a year later at the age of 30, nor to the younger sons Albert, Frank and George, and only daughter Jennie, but perhaps as children they did not attend or did not warrant a mention.
This is the earliest photograph I have of my father and I am so grateful to the Society for filing this gap in my family history.
|My father is on the right of the middle row, identified as Perce Weston. |
My father retained his love of football all his life and was an avid watcher of matches on television right up to his death at the age of 91.
Does anyone remember from their childhood scratchy knitted swimsuits with straps, which turned heavy, soggy and uncomfortable if you ventured into water? Here is my 3 year old brother sporting one, which I have no doubt was knitted by my mother.