This is my father's family - his paternal grandparents Albert George Jiggins and Elizabeth Ann Mundy (who became grandma Jiggins), his father Harold and his Aunty Ivy. (Both photos will enlarge a bit if clicked)
At a glance, these pictures look as if they were taken on the same day, but Grandma's blouse is different - also, I think possibly the children look a little older in the 2nd photo?
But the children's clothes do look the same in both photos, so maybe they were wearing their Sunday best. I think my aunty Queen's dress looks a little more roomy in the first picture.
There are quite a few photos of grandpa and grandma Albert and Elizabeth Jiggins, my great grandparents. No photos from earlier stages in their lives than this, but from this sort of time onwards, and I'll post about them again some time.
My grandfather, Harold George is on the right - and he became quite interested in photography, which is why we have some lovely photos of his parents.
On the left is his sister Ivy - who became known as Queenie, who I always knew as Aunty Queen.
There was a child born between Harold and Ivy - Alfred Cecil - who died at the age of 5.
Harold, my grandad, was born in 1901 - here he is looking serious, formal and carefully nonchalant.
In this picture he strikes me as looking a little too young for that stiff collar and moustache - I see something touchingly vulnerable in this picture.
and here is a photo I love. My grandad closer to the way I knew him. We called him "Big Grandad" - he was tall, and this distinguished him from my other "Little" grandad.
This is grandad in his Home Guard uniform during WW2 - he looks really quite like John Le Mesurier from "Dads Army".
He was a lovely gentle man. I remember his quiet smile, and how he'd put an arm around me and ask how things were. And how I, teenager and embarrassed, would squirm away.