Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Where it all began, part 10

So far this series of posts have been a bit biased as they have all featured my mum's side of the family.

I am going to have a rummage in coming weeks and see if I can unearth more from my dad's side, starting with this one that appeared in The Bedfordshire Times, which my Uncle James sent me over Easter weekend.

They are at a church fete apparently, roughly 1955. My dad (in the white turtle neck) was around 8 years old and looks like a miniature version of himself from some of the photos I have of him 20 or so years later, wearing adult versions of the same knitted sweater! He obviously had a clear idea of his style, even at an early age. My Uncle James is second on Dad's right and (according to James himself) is eyeing up a toy on the table that he was hoping to win....


  1. I love this collection of photographs you are posting up. They are all so cool and arty with the vintage twist.
    It is really making me want to start rooting through my Grandad's cupboards for his photo albums!

  2. Sarah Benson Hall21 April 2012 at 14:17

    The photo of John was at a church fĂȘte - you're right! It would have been the Annual Church FĂȘte for Saint Peter de Merton, which was always held in the Rectory garden next door to us in De Parys Avenue, Bedford.