1977 Redcar Beach in North Yorkshire, this is the three of us with Our Gran, Ethel (known as Jenny) we loved our Gran!
We grew up in Africa (mainly Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe). Every week our Gran would send comics from the UK, my Brother would run ahead of us from school on 'Comic Day' and grab the tube of comics, and then come running back to Leah and I with our bounty. We loved 'Comic Day', I remember hanging out for my brother to finish his 'Beano' so that I could read 'Denis the Menace'!! When we returned to England (I say returned, but I was actually born in Africa, so I wasn't 'returning' at all, but everyone else was, so I use their terminology) the Comic ritual continued. Every Sunday we would walk around to Gran and Granddad's in the morning and stay all day, reading our comics, eating scrummy home made cakes and biscuits and watching 'Wurzel Gummage'. Some Sundays Grandad would put us all in the car and we'd go on a drive to Hutenley Hole where we'd have 99-er ice creams - oh Joy! They were the most excruciating drives, as my Grandad would not go over 40 km an hour - EVER, these trips just took forever, with my Brother and I bickering in the back all the way back to Redcar!