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

Good Times

I spent many many good times at the lido every day in the school holidays, the lido was the place to be, meeting up with friends, spending all day there, it was just fab, none of this session swimming, it was one price, around 50-60 pence, and you had all day there, either taking a packed lunch or the staff would let you pop ...Read full memory

Kathleen Le Bargy Guernsey Evacuee 1940 1945

My mum Kathleen Le Bargy was evacuated to Bridgwater in 1940 and lived with Mr and Mrs Finch at 11 Kidsbury Road. I have a picture which is signed "To Kath, In loving memory of our war effort at British cellophane, Bridgwater Chemicals, empty cases etc. Good luck and Best Wishes Eileen ...Read full memory

Shopping Memories.

My father was a greengrocer and his shop appears in this photograph on the left side going into the Rex Cinema arcade, a butchers shop was on the right side. During the war years and into the very early 1950s, he was the largest greengrocer in Bridgwater, having the Eastover shop and one in Taunton Road, my parents looking ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgwater by Claire Allen