Saturday Snapshot – another look at the family album

Time to revisit old family photos. This week I’m featuring my Granny Leighton, my father’s mother. I loved visiting her, she was the epitome of a grandmother, with her white hair done up in a bun, and her lovely smiley face. She even sat in a rocking chair by the fire knitting, when she wasn’t dashing around the kitchen, singing whilst she cooked.

Here she is with her sister, who wasn’t such a happy lady – I was rather scared of her. I don’t know when the photo was taken or where they were, but they’re sitting on a wall, maybe on holiday or on a day out, both with their knitting. Granny is on the right of the photo – smiling, Great Aunty Alice on the left – not smiling!

And here she is in her garden with my cousin, Sylvia:

And another photo taken in her garden, this time with her big black cat:

Granny and Granddad had a large garden, divided into many sections for flowers and vegetables, and they also had an aviary full of birds. I loved going there, although I was scared of my Granddad’s dog, which fortunately for me, he kept tied up to his chair when he was in the house. It was a horrible dog, with a very fierce bark and growl.

See more Saturday Snapshots at Alyce’s blog At Home with Books.

21 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot – another look at the family album

  1. Aww they’re so cute sitting on the wall with their knitting! That’s funny about the dog, although that cat looks pretty fierce, too. What wonderful memories 🙂


  2. Well, Granny looks like a sweet peach, that’s for sure! 🙂 I love these vintage family photos, makes me want to go dig out some of my own. I’m a huge fan of genealogy, and has become a favorite site of mine this year. I wonder why Great Aunty Alice isn’t smiling, or never smiles?

    Great shots, thanks so much for sharing with all of us!


  3. Lovely!

    And it is funny, but they are so like my grandmother (father´s mother) and her sisters. Both the dresses and the hair, and my granny was such a wonderful person that she even made an impression on my friends who only met her a few times.

    Thank you for sharing these.


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