Minehead, Wellington Square 1923
Memories of Minehead
holidays by the sea. loved the roll call early morning campers. whole group of us stayed there for my 40 birthday . we spent really good times old chalets now gone they would sleep average two people
MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS THOMAS AND LOUISA SPARKES AND THEIR CHILDREN MOVED FROM MINEHEAD TO CARDIFF. THEIR YOUNGEST CHILD HILDA WHO WAS MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD STORIES TO MY MOTHER AND ONE OF THEM BEING THAT SHE COULD REMEMBER RUNNING UP THE CHURCH STEPS TO HER CHRISTENING IN 1900 WHEN SHE WAS 4 YEARS OLD.
We used to call this 'the donkey slip'. It was where the Webber family started their donkey and later pony rides. My friend and I used to be in charge of the pony rides during the summer season sometime in the 50's. We weren't paid but had the joy of riding the ponies bareback to their field on North Hill at the end of the day, after cleaning the tackle and putting it in the stables.
In 1960 my home was just out of shot: next door to the house that is partly visible on the far right of the picture. I lived at number 18 Church Street, Church Street being the road that is accessed by turning right in the middle distance of the photo, at the bottom of Church Steps. The tree that can be seen towering above our ...Read full memory