As soon as I could go, I was off. Grandma called me Dot, as that's what I was - in the distance. A favourite place to run, was to the sea from the beach hut at West Mersea - responsible adult eyes straining and scouring the mud and waterline for my shock of white hair. … Continue reading Hands Up!
But not before we've given a nod to the joy that is the beach hut. Taken c.1934, this picture shows my grandmother, Doris Annie Elizabeth Lambert, outside the beach hut my grandfather, George William Manley, constructed at West Mersea, Essex. I spent many happy days there as a child and West Mersea remains one of … Continue reading A Farewell to Summer.
A photograph of my grandparents taken on Mersea island, Essex, in the 1930s. Later, in the 1960s, the beach hut that my grandfather built there would provide me with very many happy childhood days out. Fond memories.