• At the door

    A series of pictures of people standing on the threshold of 9 Derwent:

    At the door

    1940 (perhaps) Cath: she said the photos was taken just before going to school for the first time: the grin on her face said it all!

    At the door

    1958 Mary and Nick. You can see that there is only one door-step behind Mary: now Mum, upon looking at these photos, told me that another step had been added by Monsieur Père in 1961 in order to enable Paco's pram to stand there, the other one being too narrow. Scroll further to see this second step!

    At the door

    1961 Grandma and Cath's three eldest

    At the door Here's the pram, and its important resident!!

    At the door

    1968 (?) Grandma and Mark, Carol & Janet

    At the door

    1969 Father Crook and Chris. And here you can see the second step quite well, and the difference it made with next door's still existing one step! So Paco's pram (see above) stood on that mottled step built by Grandpa in 1961.

    At the door

    This time with his grand-parents

    At the door

    Cath and Daddy, perhaps 1972

    At the door

    1981 Cath

    At the door

    1982 François and Chris

    At the door

    And finally, a mystery person, on a photo sent by Mark, which you can enlarge (thanks to Mark's scanner - click on the photo) to help us guess who it is, and when it was!!

    12 July: I showed this photo to Mum: she thinks it could be AB... Any other suggestions?

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  • Comments

    Helene Pavey
    Monday 26th August 2013 at 23:56

    It's the thing about the step. But you can't see it on the background picture...


    Helene Pavey
    Monday 26th August 2013 at 23:57

    The motled step is called "crazy paving".


    Tuesday 27th August 2013 at 00:11

    Quand même je trouve ça beaucoup de travail pour quelques minutes de station du landeau devant la porte, et d'ailleurs, je ne vois pas vraiment pourquoi ils avaient besoin de le laisser comme ça sur la marche. J'ai oublié de demander à Maman. Pour elle, ça allait de soi que son père construise cette marche supplémentaire, elle n'avait pas l'air de considérer tout le travail que ça a dû représenter.

    Helene Pavey
    Saturday 31st August 2013 at 12:51

    AB says it is not her, but she has been shown that picture once before and she was able to identify the person but cannot remember who it was!!!

    Saturday 31st August 2013 at 18:28

    OK so we'll have to wait for her to intervene here and give us the mystery person's name!!

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