My dear grandparents died within 6 months of each other back in 1996. They had been married for 65 years and had raised 6 children with my dad being one of them. I have wonderful memories of my childhood with them .... they used to pack us older grandchildren up and take us off camping most summer weekends. We started in a tent and then progressed to a caravan and mainly visited the Essex/Suffolk coast where we wandered with fishing nets and caught sticklebacks, flew kites and went cockling on the Jaywick mud flats.
Part of the camping equipment was the deckchairs and when their house had to be cleared two of their old directors chairs were sitting in the shed and nobody else wanted them so they came home with me. Here we all are circa 1962
I am sitting in the one on the left of the photo, my cousin is in the foreground and you can just see a third on the right. Grandma sits next to the empty chair and grandad stands behind her.
Well this is how they looked last year when I re-discovered them collecting dust in my shed