Wordless Wednesday – Joy’s 21st Birthday 21st June 1942


Today would have been my Great-Aunt Joy’s 96th birthday so I thought I’d share some photos from her 21st birthday in 1942.

Joy's 21st Birthday 1942d

Joy with her parents – Clarence Bucknall & Isabella nee Pyne

Joy's 21st Birthday June 1942aJoy's 21st Birthday June 1942b

Joy's 21st Birthday June 1942c

L-R Clarence Bucknall, Joy Bucknall, Isabella Pyne, Isabella Brown (seated), unknown, unknown, Harry Pyne

Wordless Wednesday – People

A few more people from Great-Aunt Joy’s photo albums. I’d be very grateful for any information on the people in these photos as I am only able to identify a few of them myself.


Eric ? East Africa 1943
Frank ? Cairo 1942
George ? 1943


George ? and Frank ? Cyprus 1944


Leslie ? Nov. 1940
Mr. Grice. Royal Observer Corps


Freda ? 1948
Maidie J Bucknall & Pam ? 1942


Mr. Rench’s wedding. St. Swithun’s Church, Bournemouth. 19th July 1939

I believe this is the wedding of Basil A. Rench (born 30th November 1913) and Patricia E. Slade. I found Basil in the 1939 Register on Find My Past. On that particular night (29th September) he was on duty with the Poole AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) on Bournemouth Road. His usual occupation was an estate agent. I’ve been unable to find Patricia on the register.

Wordless Wednesday

These are a few photos from my Great Aunt Joy’s photo albums. I think they date from around 1935-8. The comments in the brackets are mine

Doris & Chummy


Chummy – Age 4 months. (How gorgeous is he?!)


Jean Grimes
Grandma Pyne (Isabella nee Brown)
Grandma (Isabella nee Brown) & Peggy



Grandpa Pyne (Harry)
Uncle Granville (Pyne)


Grandma (Isabella nee Brown) & Grandpa (Harry) Pyne & I (Joy)


Grandma(Isabella nee Brown)  & Grandpa (Harry) Pyne & I (Joy)


Auntie Cissie & Uncle Harold (Pyne)
Grandma(Isabella nee Brown)  & Grandpa (Harry) Pyne
Mother & Daddie (Isabella ‘Bella’ Pyne & Clarence W.B. Bucknall)
Jean Slater


Jean, Joan, Mabel & I (Joy)


Uncle Harold (Pyne) & Major