Taunton, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Army Barracks Overlooking Vivary Park

I lived in the Army Barracks [Jelelahbad] from around 1960-61 and went to Mary Magdalene School which is now closed and used as an auctions room. One teacher I recall was a Mr Oak and pupils were Margaret ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton

Lost Friends

My memories of Taunton don't go back too far. I'd arrived one summer evening in 1970 on the back of Tony's chopper, and stayed with friends for a while at 5 Cannon Street. Amongst the friends I eventually made were: The Colonel, ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton by Paul Parry

Narrow Escape (Probably Between 1958 And 1961)

a few years after this photo was taken WH Smiths which was located to the bottom left of this photo completely collapsed following a prolonged spell of wet weather. This happened very early one ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton by Cherry James