Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sepia beach 4

My great grandparents, Albert and Elizabeth Jiggins.



and with their daughter, Auntie (Great-Aunt) Queen.

These would have been 1920's, the 2nd picture is in Margate, possibly the first too.






more over at Sepia Saturday

21 comments:

Crystal Mary said...

Oh what fabulous photo's. I loved the clothes from that era.Isn't it wonderful how they enjoyed the beach fully clothed. You are so blessed to have these. A great memory.

e said...

Your Auntie Queen looks like she is holding court in that photo...was Queen her real name?

gibknitty said...

these photos are amazing! i love how they are dressed for their day at the beach :)

Kat said...

WOW!!! That top photo is priceless! I'm being reminded of "The Wizard of Oz" for some strange reason. I think it's the rather stern look on her face.
The bottom photo is a charmer. You're so lucky to have these! I'm very envious.

Kat

Kat said...

Oh, now I remember something else; the name "Jiggins" really makes me think of characters in Dickens's work.

tony said...

Yes, & I Love The Contrast Between the generations.Quite A Clash of 'formal' & 'informal'!

Meri said...

Were they too proper to don a swimming costume?

Martin H. said...

Both photographs are priceless, but the first is my favourite.

Giulia said...

I'm so glad to see Auntie Queen. Very attached to her now. xoxo

Nancy said...

In the first photograph Elizabeth looks very determined, as though she has a Specific Destination in mind (and possibly not with happy circumstances afteward).

The beach photos of the time period always amaze with people fully clothed, sitting in the son. These are wonderful photos.

Eric S. said...

Love these photos, the dress of the era is fantastic.

I can't imagine going to the beach if full dress.

Christine H. said...

Elizabeth and Albert seem very serious - but not Auntie Queen! Charming and beautiful.

TICKLEBEAR said...

oh my!! so glam!!!!
lovely!!
:)~
HUGZ

Barbara and Nancy said...

He has his newspaper. She has her umbrella. I wonder where they're off to.
Fantastic photos !
Barbara

Pat said...

What a hat she has upon her head and what a stride in the first photo (your grt. grndmther) and the 2nd posing at the beach. I just imagine how they might have thought they were relaxing! Wonder who snapped the photos!!

Barbara said...

I have just realized what a treasure your Blog will be to generations to come since you have pulled together bits and pieces from your family history so nicely. It's a real treasure trove of photos!

L. D. Burgus said...

What outfits to wear to the beach. They look grand. It actually dates them as the daughter looks like two generations away instead of one. They are such wonderful pictures.

Alan Burnett said...

How extraordinary. Have you ever seen a picture of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, if not, Google one. Such a likeness!

The Clever Pup said...

I have a VERY similar one of my Grandparents on the Kent strand somewhere circa 1922 - right down to the handwritten number on the front. Maybe I'll run it next week.

Shammickite said...

Albert George Jiggins married Elizabeth Ann Mundy, the marriage was registered at West Ham in the March Quarter of 1895.

GreenWhisper said...

lucky you having these old pics..they're fantastic!