1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Mum And Her Brother Were Evacuees In Pilton In Around 1944

My mum, who is now 74, has just told me she was evacuated to Pilton from Surbiton in 1944. Mum remembers Mrs Eaterbrook and some very well-to-do ladies who were part of a Guild, linked with disabled people in Paddington (where her disabled father had been brought up). Mum ...Read full memory

Where Can The Grammar School Be?

At a guess! My visits to Shepton mallet were infrequent as I lived near Bristol as a child. But loved coming to see my Grandmother at no 1 Barren Down (mrs E A Crook)A school was at the back of her house, I wondered if it was the original grammar school? I was free to go beyond to the railway, and wave ...Read full memory

A memory of Shepton Mallet

Where It Is Now

I don't know when, but at some point the whole pavilion was moved to where it it still is, just behind Nat West and Philips' Tyres. It has been converted into a bungalow, but if you look closely you can see what it was. When we had our office there, it still had its little tower, but it leaked and the landlord took the easy option of removing it.