Sepia Saturday give bloggers an opportunity to share their family history and memories through photographs.
I had no contraption photographs in my collection, so my eyes alighted on the rather dilapidated building in the background. I toyed with Arches but settled on on Doorways as my theme.
My mother Kathleen Weston, nee Danson, was a dressmaker and here she is modelling one of her dresses, outside the family home in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
At the doorway of St. Chad's Church, Poulton. on the occasion of my parent's wedding in 1938. Mum and Dad are on the left of the group, with Mum's sister Edith and Dad's brother Charles.
Outside a guest house in Blackpool, a lovely Danson family group of my two aunts (Edith and Peggy) grandparents (William and Alice Danson), uncle Harry and mother (Kahleen) . I think this is the occasion of my uncle's wedding in 1940, just after he had returned home from the evacuation off Dunkirk. Missing is younger son Billy who was serving in the navy.
A happy photograph but a sad tale. Here is Dorothy Chisholm, on a ladder in a doorway pruning a plant. Dorothy was engaged to my great uncle John Danson, a widower whose wife had died at the age of 21, and whose daughter Annie lived with her grandmother. John died in 1917 whilst in army camp, but the family always retained their link with Dorothy, one of the many women after the war who never married. I remember visiting her in bedsit with my mother and aunt when she must have been in her 80's.
Some doorways that attracted my attention (and camera) when on holiday:
Kirkcudbright in south west Scotland is on the estuary of the River Dee, which flows into Kirkcudbright Bay on the Solway Firth, The name Kirkcudbright means ‘Church of St Cuthbert’.
Kirkcudbright today is a picturesque place with a working harbour, castle , broad streets and elegant civic buildings and town houses., such as this one here. It is also know as "the artists' town", through its association with the Glasgow art movement - ; the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish colourists making a base there 1880-1910.
Detail on two imposing doors in Prague.
An impressive doorknocker in Warsaw
An intriguing door in Krakow, Poland. I have no idea who the heads represented.
Back to a happy family shot with my daughter enjoying
an autumn (fall) holiday in New England. Pumpkins add such a cheery image.
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