Dad would have been 101 today. I'm not feeling moody or anything; I just happened to register the date as I was blogging. So I thought I would post a few pictures of him -
That's Dad in the middle between his brother Frank and his Mum, Ada. They put little boys in skirts in those days!
27th July 1916 aged 8 - into cricket.
1921 aged 13 - standing behind his Mum with his nephew, Frank Dennison to the right.
As a Birkenhead school boy
His school mates - I think he is bottom right corner but wouldn't swear to it. (Any ideas GB?)
The walker / cyclist and camper - in his twenties.
The footballer - in the centre of the back row - goalie for Furness Withy's football team. I have always thought all goalkeepers were mad. Fancy standing there having people hit a hard lump of leather at you; having to dive in the mud and risking life and limb taking the ball from the boot of a ferocious attacker. The funny thing is he always seemed quite sane to me.
P C Keith Palmer
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