Looking Back: Photos of My Grandmas

Looking Back: Photos of My Grandmas

I’ve been good recently and have been scanning a few more old family photos. Scanning isn’t the funest job in the universe. In fact it’s rather a drag. But still it is nice to have a few more done. And they are nice high res ones, named, and filed appropriately, ready for when I need to access them again in the future.

But while I was scanning some photos of one of my grandmas, I thought I’d like to share them so came up with an idea to do a mostly pictorial blog post of both of my grandma’s (maternal and paternal), and in another one I’ll show you my four great grandma’s.

So let me introduce you firstly to Evelyn Hannaford (nee Randell) my maternal grandma (1916-2006)

Evelyn & Pete at "Kenton Park", Gumeracha, c1920

Evelyn Randell & brother Pete at “Kenton Park”, Gumeracha, c1920

Evelyn and Pete at "Salem Glen", Gumeracha, 1921

Evelyn and Pete Randell at “Salem Glen”, Gumeracha, 1921

the girls at Gumeracha Primary School, 1922. Evelyn in at the front and on the right hand end

the girls at Gumeracha Primary School, 1922/23? Evelyn in at the front and on the right hand end

Evelyn with her three older sisters, Anne, May and Dorothy

Evelyn with her three older sisters, Anne, May and Dorothy, c.1924

Dorrie & Lyn Randell, 1941

Dorothy & Evelyn “Lyn” Randell, 1941

Evelyn Randell & Cecil Hannaford, married at Gumeracha in 1941

Evelyn Randell & Cecil Hannaford, married at Gumeracha in 1941

And that brings me to Valda Phillips (nee Winter), my paternal grandma (1921-living)

Valda Winter with her three sisters, c.1928 Back L-R: Mavis and Valda Front: Betty and Joyce

Valda Winter with her three sisters, c.1928
Back L-R: Mavis and Valda
Front: Betty and Joyce

Valda Winter & her sisters, c.1931

Valda Winter (on far right) & her sisters, c1932

at the beach Joyce Winter, friend Joan & Valda Winter c1936

at the beach
Joyce Winter, friend Joan & Valda Winter c1936

Thebarton Methodist Basketball Team, c.1937

Thebarton Methodist Basketball Team, c1937

Valda Winter, c1940

Valda Winter, c1940

Valda Winter, c.1941

Valda Winter, c.1942

Valda's wedding, 1944

Valda’s wedding, 1944

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3 Responses to “Looking Back: Photos of My Grandmas”

  1. Sharon says:

    Wonderful! Loving the photos of Evelyn and Pete!

    Yes, I agree that scanning is a very boring job………that I never seem to get around to unless I am about to write a blog!

  2. Pauleen says:

    Great shots of your grandmas Alona. I love how the photos reflect the era.

  3. crissouli says:

    How wonderful to have so many photos of your Grandmas… I have two, poor quality, of my maternal grandmother whom I never knew, and only a few of my paternal grandmother.

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