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Alcombe, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Alcombe and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Mildon School

The 1861 census shows the school being run by John Collard, his wife Elizabeth & assistant Samuel Waters. Two servants Emma Willams and Jane Ward (my relative) with 9 boys as boarders aged 8-13 years. On a recent fact finding mission although the school is listed as part of the Britannia Inn (now Manor Road), it is actually ...Read full memory

A memory of Alcombe

Lily Meade

I grew up in the house opposite the Brittania Inn from early 1940 until about 1960. The shop next door, in the right of the picture, was a grocers shop, Stovolds. I remember spending the day with them watching the Coronation, as not many people had television in those days.

A memory of Alcombe by Pamela Jacobs

Esville Combeland Road

I was born in the house on the right hand side of the photograph.It was the home of my grandparents David and Lydia Howells who had moved to Alcombe during the depression.Both were staunch methodists and belonged to the Alcombe Metodist Church.The Howells had three daughters Esme(still living) Lena amd my mother ...Read full memory

A memory of Alcombe by John Rogers