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o’briens at the seaside

Posted August 31st, 2010

My uncle Jack just sent me some old photographs after I pestered him nonstop for a couple of months. Here are my grandparents and some of my aunts and uncles at the beach…Whitley Bay, maybe.

It must be after the war because aunty Cate is there.  She was born after grandad was released as a prisoner of war in Italy.

from left to right: uncle Michael, aunty Margaret, grandad, aunty Cate, gran, uncle Peter. The only one missing is my mum – she was older and was probably at work…or maybe taking the photo.

Note especially the lovely cardigan gran is wearing and Peter’s fair-isle vest, both made undoubtedly, by gran.