I think it is obvious why my father was the photographer – this is a selection of Mother’s photos of Venice in 1988…
And to wrap up 1974, here is the section that the family will have been dreading – the most interesting photos of them from the year.
We’ll start with Mother, looking surprisingly cool in her shades and the evening sun – she’s watching the Caswell Ladies Cricket Team.
Me at the Borough Show in Abington Park, tucking into a hot dog.
I think this is The Brother with my father on the dodgems.
One from London – cousin Chris, me and The Brother.
What’s that? The hair? Yes, I know – you have to remember it was the 1970s.
Me at Midsummer Meadows outdoor swimming pool. Those of you from Northampton who are old enough to remember it will probably have the same memories as me – that water was always bloody cold.
No idea where this was taken, but I’m guessing that the heat of the top that Mother had knitted got too much and I needed cooling down a bit…
Postscript: Good grief, they’re still there – Northampton Society of Model Engineers Ltd.
The is Mother at the wrong end of presumably a few Dubonnets – her getting very drunk at her younger sister’s wedding is a well-told story in the family.
I saw this one and thought it must have been from a Halloween party, and that Mother just needed the broomstick before heading out for the night. Unfortunately it turns out that it’s Hospital Ball from early 1965 – she worked there before The Brother arrived.