Memories of Bridgwater
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 out to the chippy. Then in the afternoon Lucy the ice-cream lady would come in via the side gates. THOSE WERE THE DAYS. The lido was a big part of my generation's history and I look upon Morrisons with great sadness. I try to explane to my children what times we had but it always sounds unreal. Yet in the day when there was talk of the lido's closure, no one did anything, there were no petitions or ...Read full memory
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
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
Mary (nee Bird) and Alan Pearce, we were married in St John's Church in 1971.