Family – Grampy and his trophies

Grampy and his trophies

So my blog’s name comes from my grandparents. Arnold being my grampy’s surname and Bird being my gran’s maiden name. My grampy, apart from being a pig farmer all his life, was an avid pigeon racer as well. The nice thing about this is that there is a pigeon in my logo but it also ties in nicely with my gran’s maiden name being bird!

As my blog name comes from my family I wanted to look further into my family history. My gran kindly found out old photos and although it took a while (she knew it was there somewhere!) found this one where he had won many trophies in one night for the year’s racing season. I love it as although each trophy had to go back after a year, I always remember seeing the different trophies at my grandparents house when I was younger.

I love the vintage style of this photo and the sign in the background ‘No smoking on dance floor’!

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  • Alan Griffin
    02/06/2012 at 09:24

    Great photo Joanne
    I like the connections on your logo from your family but you havent picked up on the pig farmer conection but the first three leters of pigeon brings the family connection together.
    Well that’s my way of thinking.
    Zoom in on the woman’s hand she has a very wide wedding ring.
    Alan x

    • Arnold and Bird
      02/06/2012 at 10:40

      Hi Uncle Alan, thanks! I will bring in the pig farmer connection at a later date :). x

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