Memories of Berrynarbor
My grand parents and parents (Parky, Barb, Bill and Erica Smith) owned and farmed Middle Lee in the 1950's and 60's. I have wonderful early childhood memories of hayfields, streams, rides in the wheel barrow, feeding lambs and piglets and the busy summer days with 'visitors' staying in the house. I ...Read full memory
My Grandfather, James William Henry Richards, was born in Berrynarbor 15, Sept. 1866 to William Richards and Ann (Boyant) Richards. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah some time in the 1880's or early 1890's. I think I was named for one of his brothers and have always wondered if I still have family living in Berrynarbor?
We moved to Berrynarbor in 1964, and I left to go to university in 1970. My mum stayed in Sterridge Valley until about 1983 - I can't remember the exact dates. I love this photo because you can clearly see Hagginton Hill. My friend and her family lived there. They had no mains drains and a lovely outside toilet. Outside toilet means no smells in the house! They had a hillside garden and I especially remember the gooseberries. I also remember the turkeys, and at this time of year (Christmas) the house smelt of singed turkey feathers. I remember having a desire to swim every day in each summer holiday. We used to go to Watermouth and swim aross the cove if the ...Read full memory
As the current landlady of Ye Olde Globe I am pleased to say that our lovely village pub still retains character. From what I have been told it became a pub in 1675, being converted from 3 cottages that were built in 13th century to house the mason workers building the church tower. If anyone has memories, or facts or photos I would love to hear from you. 01271 882465. Karen