I often worry that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren aren't going to have these treasure troves of old photos to unearth as so much is online these days. I have taken the time to get a load of pictures from the last few years printed - it's so cheap to do so... again, online! But it's such a pleasure from time to time to look through from time to time and see my family's past.
A small selection for your viewing pleasure! All these are of my mum's family, as scanned in by my auntie. Thanks Auntie F!
My great-grandad Albert Hazeldean's shop. I believe this was in Salisbury. He dies in 1940, so I think this must be mid-30s!
My granny Joan in the 30s!
My grandparents' wedding in 1941
My gorgeous granny in the 40s - she was a hairdresser.
Just after the war, when my grandad went to Buckingham Palace with his dad and my granny to collect his medal.
My mum (tallest daughter) with her younger sisters and my grandparents in the 60s, at the Taj Mahal!
And finally for now, my grandad had a small chain of travel agencies in Surrey, which he opened in the 60s. Is there anything more typical of the era than these?! In the top one, my granny is reading the paper, while grandad 'works'...
The Chertsey one was less jazzy than the Walton one... but the same could be said about the towns themselves! ;)
That's it for this time... Hopefully you've all enjoyed these and it's not like someone else's boring holiday snaps! ;) I'm off to order some more real photos so my grandchildren can enjoy them in 50 years' time.