Holidays at the beach

Today is my Aunt Bunnie’s birthday. In just over two weeks it will be three years since her brother Bud, my Dad, died and left a gap in our lives that I can’t begin to describe. A year ago last month Bunnie lost her husband and companion of over fifty years, our much loved Uncle Alf. Although half a world away Bunnie is very much in our thoughts.

Image © and collection of C.B. Payne
Bud Payne, Southwick, 1932
Print 56 x 79 mm
Image © and collection of C.B. Payne
Todays photographs celebrate just one aspect of the childhood that Bud and Bunnie shared, holiday visits to the seaside in the years before the outbreak of war put paid to that sort of activity.

Image © and collection of C.B. Payne
Bud and Bunnie Payne, Bridlington, 1933
Print 54 x 77 mm
Image © and collection of C.B. Payne

Image © and collection of C.B. Payne
Bud and Bunnie Payne, probably 1933 or 1934
Print 80 x 115 mm
Image © and collection of C.B. Payne

Image © and collection of C.B. Payne
Bud and Bunnie with their mother Ethel Payne
Location unknown & undated but probably Summer 1935
Print 80 x 116 mm
Image © and collection of C.B. Payne

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~ by gluepot on Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

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