Combe Down, Avon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Saunders And The Little Shop

Saunders was a sweet shop. The old black rickety split door, that I can still hear rattle now as it opened, and you stepped down two steps to get to the shop. Mr and Mrs Saunders, an elderly couple, ran it for ...Read full memory

A memory of Combe Down by Andy Russell

Was This My Place Of Birth?

On my original birth cert the above is listed as my place of birth. I was adopted but it seems born in Bath. I have always wanted to see where I was born - alas it is too late but I hope I have located the spot. I ...Read full memory

Playing In Rainbow Woods

I was born in Combe Down, my parents owned 'Grove Stores' on the end of Hawthorn Grove. I have so many very happy memories of playing in Rainbow Woods, it looks a bit different now obviously, but I can still see it ...Read full memory

A memory of Combe Down by Sally Mason