I love taking photographs to capture wonderful memories that I can look back on for many years to come. Recently I have been trying to take as many as I can just like my family used to, they even took pictures when they had a day out at the pub! This post has been inspired by a photograph that my Grandma recently saw, whilst she was watching a presentation on 'Famous Women of Ipswich'. As my Grandma was watching this a picture of her Mother came up, this was my Great Grandma Dorothy! I'm quite obsessed with seeing pictures of my Great Grandma because she looked so glamorous and beautiful, even as she got older she still looked immaculate to me - perfect hair and clothes. I thank her for my love of Vintage, she died when I was 4 but I have a great memory of her and now I get to learn even more about her with the photographs my family have kept.
Here is the photograph that my Grandma saw, it's in a book called 'Ipswich the War Years'. It was taken when my Great Grandma Dorothy was working in a factory called Ransomes Sims and Jefferies during World War Two. The work was very delicate and vital.I just find this image so fascinating that it's my Great Grandma!
Here are a couple more of my personal favorites of Dorothy.
This one was taken in the 1940's, I'm in love with the coat and shoes. Dorothy also naturally had wavy hair that you will see in the next two photographs below - hair that i'm very jealous of!
These next two are of both my Great Parents Harry and Dorothy. Harry was in the Navy during the war, as a person he was also immaculately dressed!
This one makes me smile immensely and a little teary eyed at times. On the back there are the most sweetest descriptions that my Great Grandad had written, he would call Dorothy his 'Dearest Dot' and would write how much he loved her.
This is my current Grandma Sylvia when she was in her teens, I love this dress too much. It was handmade and how I wish I could make something like this one day.
I hope you enjoyed this post! I would love to see some of your family favorites!
Love Demi xxx