Monday, 21 November 2011

Bonny Baby

Apologies for this being out of sequence but I found this newspaper clipping recently and as it features my dad, I wanted to share it with you. If you click on it, you can see the detail a little clearer.

The article is from 1985 and features a baby contest from the Ely Allotment Show, 1935. The newspaper had been lent the photograph by a Mrs Millie Morris (sitting third from the right). Her son had been runner-up in the contest.  Mrs Morris said the winner of the contest was John Grinsell, seated with his mother on the extreme right of the picture.

There he is, my dad, the blue-eyed, blond-haired, bonny baby!



  1. Great stuff! A bonny baby competition - haven't heard of one of those for decades! Your dad certainly deserved to win it. What a sweetie! :)

  2. He was a gorgeous child! Did Rory bear any resemblance to him as a baby? I love it when I catch 'glimpses' of my Dad in my own boys... he would have been so delighted with them.

  3. Sarah - They still have them round our way, although usually photos of babies are in the local paper requiring votes!
    He is a sweetie, I agree!

    Ms Caroline - I don't think Rory looked like him but my brother's new baby, also called John Grinsell, is very like him. He's nearly one year old and although hasn't got the blond curls, he certainly has the look of my dad.