Attic Originals

Lizzie Tait and her cousin Robina, more commonly known as ‘Beany’.

Lizzie Tait and her cousin Robina, more commonly known as ‘Beany’.

Elizabeth Tait and her children Margaret and John. I love how amused John looks here, especially in comparison to Elizabeth

Elizabeth Tait and her children Margaret and John. I love how amused John looks here, especially in comparison to Elizabeth

My grandmother, two of my aunts and my father in 1959. This appears to be my father’s third birthday party, which would also make it New Year’s Day. The golliwog to the left was once carried out of the back garden by a small tornado. My gran had to go hunting around other people’s yards to retrieve it.

My grandmother, two of my aunts and my father in 1959. This appears to be my father’s third birthday party, which would also make it New Year’s Day. The golliwog to the left was once carried out of the back garden by a small tornado. My gran had to go hunting around other people’s yards to retrieve it.

The wedding of Thomas Slater and Helen Tait, with Christina as bridesmaid.

The wedding of Thomas Slater and Helen Tait, with Christina as bridesmaid.

These two rather intense and corseted ladies may have been called Catherine and Christine. Anything else is a mystery.

These two rather intense and corseted ladies may have been called Catherine and Christine. Anything else is a mystery.

This was taken in nineteen eighty but I still think it’s the most seventies thing I’ve ever seen. The chap on the far right is my dad.

This was taken in nineteen eighty but I still think it’s the most seventies thing I’ve ever seen. The chap on the far right is my dad.