This photo was taken by the Press Association on a demo in the early Seventies. It appeared in newspapers at the time, and it has appeared in magazines since.
The woman in the kaftan, holding the cloth bag and wearing the Scholl sandals, is my mum, or as her grandchildren know her, Granny.
To them she is the slightly eccentric old lady who makes them laugh, gives them cuddles and presents, babysits and reads to them.
To my sister and I, she is simply amazing. 80 this year and still going strong.
*This is my entry to the Gallery and the theme this week is ‘grandparents’.