Stoke St Michael
Stoke St Michael photos
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Stoke St Michael maps
Historic maps of Stoke St Michael and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Stoke St Michael maps
Stoke St Michael area books
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Memories of Stoke St Michael
I had a friend in the late 1960s whose father, Henry Taylor, came from this village. The pair of us drove down from Leeds in an old mini-van and stopped with his grand-parents for a couple of week. We really enjoyed it and spent quite a bit of time in Knatchbull Arms! I remember he also had an auntie Shirley (his dad's sister) and uncle Terry who lived here. They had four small daughters at the time. Terry was a good footballer and played for Frome, Yeovil or Weston or somewhere like that. I was just thinking about this holiday the other week and looked up the village on Google! Came down again a couple of times, once on train and once by car. Lovely place.
Three Ashes, Oakhill
We used to stay at Three Ashes, Stoke Hill with my grandparents most summers in the fifties. They were called Moore. My mother (now deceased) was called Enid Moore and was brought up by her grandparents, John Moore a quarryman and his wife (I do not know her first name). Her mother was called Edith Florence May Moore, but we were brought up to call her auntie. Does anyone out there have any memories/photos of the area. I would be most obliged as I am trying to trace my family tree to give to my grandson.
MY RELATIVES FROM THE 1800S FARMED AT BODDEN FARM N/R DOULTING. THE VILLAGE IS VERY PICTURESQUE. MY FAMILY ENDED UP MOVING TO CARDIFF IN 1881, BUT AS IT IS NOW I LIVE IN WINCANTON YOU COULD SAY I HAVE COME HOME.
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.
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 remembers the church and walking across the fields from the farm cottage in which she was housed, to school. The farm had a big house at the top, and lots of local cottages. I don't think they stayed very long, but she has clear memories, and I would like to take her back to Pilton for a visit sometime.
I Live in Shepton Mallet
I was Shepton Mallet Carnival Queen and it was very good to do the job. My Granny and Grampy lived in Shepton Mallet and my dad and uncle were born in Shepton Mallet as well my mum who would've been the Shepton Mallet Carnival Queen in 1965. Pete and I are building a shed down Darshill. It used to be a pig barn and it is going to be wonderful when it is finished. We will have to take photos of the shed now and before. I got the map of Darshill and it shows us that the shed that me and my friend done is on the map
A Changing Townscape
Memories of Shepton Mallet.
I was born in Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet just two years before the Second World War was declared and have drawn upon my family and my own memories to produce 18 books of local history on the town and the surrounding area. Little had changed in the townscape during the previous 100 years, and it was until the 1960s that widescale demolition and rebuilding took place. In many cases this erased much of the 19th century built townscape. Should anyone like to know more about my town's history I would be glad to help, or visit my website: freddavis.co.uk .