Bishops Lydeard, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Collecting Parafin

I remember well having to walk from Greenway estate to collect parafin from the machine outside of the garage on the right. Every day we walked to school in the village and we would call into the shop and spend our pennies on sweets, ice pops on the way home if it was hot.