Family History: The 1970s, Timperley and Sandbach, Cheshire - 24th January 2020

It's the 1970s, or thereabouts, and there's a very early memory of a holiday in Malvern, aged around two or three. There's then a trip to somewhere near Newquay, then just one photo from the house on Greenhill Road in Timperley, Greater Manchester. In the middle are some random school photos, then it's Neil and Caroline's wedding and finally another memorable holiday to somewhere near Malton in the North Riding of Yorkshire. There are also four previously-unknown black and whites from around 1970 which were darkroom-printed from the original negatives in 2020, making it probably 50 years since they were last seen by anyone. These include the only photo known to exist of Granny's mobile home caravan, out in the woods of Matchams

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Malvern Hills, 1969/70

Sis as a baby on the Malvern Hills

Nosher toddles around, watched by granny

Mother, Sis, Granny and Nosher by the River Stour in Christchurch Park, 1970

Granny and her Mobile Home, Matchams, 1970

A mystery, possibly an au-pair, back garden of Raven Road

In the woods somewhere, 1971

Beach holiday near Torquay, Devon, 1974?

Greenhill Road, Timperley, Cheshire

Could be the New Forest somewhere, 1975

At play school - of the crowd, but not of the crowd, 1973

Grandmother, Neil and Caroline

No idea who these people are, but it's another retro office

Timperley C of E Village School photo

Caroline and Bruno

Judith with Nosher

Nosher and Sis

Grandad and Grandmoth (left and right)

On the beach with the Old Man

Nosher and Sis get buried in sand

On a beach somewhere


Nosher's school photo, Offley County, with maybe Christopher Leigh to the right

Caroline, outside the house in Burton

Caroline in wedding veil

Nosher as pageboy, Neil and Caroline's wedding, 1974

Bridesmaids and pageboy

Purple velvet pageboy


Caroline and Neil

Nosher and Sis by a lake

Sis's school photo, Offley, Sandbach, 1975 or 76

A walk in some formal gardens, possibly Alton Towers (before it was a theme park)

In front of some rhododendrons

On holiday near Malton, Yorkshire, 1975

An au pair, possibly Danielle from Switzerland

Sis in the garden at Malton

Nosher builds a dam, Malton

Stick boy in a field in Yorkshire

Nosher looks back as two cows have a paddle

Nosher picks feathers out of thistles

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Malvern Hills, 1969/70