A Knight’s Tale (49: Shanklin)

In September 1968, I produced this photograph on the beach at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. An A3+ print now faces guests sitting on our loo.

Also on this holiday

after a paddle, Michael prevailed upon a pregnant Jackie to dig a hole in the

sand for him to climb into.

Three months later Matthew was born, and introduced to his big brother.

Little did I know that, after many years apart, Jackie and I would be living in the New Forest, close enough for me to be regularly photographing the island.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

60 thoughts on “A Knight’s Tale (49: Shanklin)

  1. Thank you for sharing such sweet and tender moments/memories with us, Derrick.
    All of the photos are wonderful, but Michael’s smiling face captures all the joy of a child on the beach. πŸ’™

  2. These are beautiful, sweet photos of your early years, Derrick and Jackie. And little Michael looks so happy at the beach! Little Matthew makes his introduction to the world. πŸ™‚ ❀️

  3. Your loo photo took me back to the pissing boy in Brussels which in my innocent younger days struck me as a rather odd cultural icon. And your wonderful photos of those previous days takes me back to the innocence of childhood for your two boys, and your new marriage also.

  4. OHMYGOSH! These precious photos have me crying joy-tears! What beautiful memories caught to treasure forever!
    HA on the loo photo! That would encourage even the shiest bladder! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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