Memories of Bridgwater
Langport holds a special place to me, due mainly to the fact of my grandparents having me visit during school holidays for 4 weeks. My gradnfather was known as William Reeves-Lovesey and my grandmother was Ann Reeves-Lovesey. I don't know if any of your readers will remember the name . Grandma was an avid church goer. I visited Landport some years back to attend a family friend's funeral (Mrs Pimm), I couldn't believe hows it's still the same. I was pleased to see the large shop on the corner still there (was selling furniture I think) where I purchased my toy cars as a boy. As I drove around showing my daughter the various homes of the lovely old ladies who gave me 50p on each visit it brought a smile to my face, such a ...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 after one each. They also had a third shop which my sister ran for several years. That section of Eastover, including the Rex arcade, Mr Jeal the ironmonger and several other shops were demolished in the early 1960s to make way for the rather bland row of shops that now occupy the spot.
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
Mary (nee Bird) and Alan Pearce, we were married in St John's Church in 1971.