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 Harvey, John & Jane Scott, Paul Hacker, and Marilyne Littlejohn. We spent a lot of time playing in ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton

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 saturday morning in the run up to christmas, prior to staff arriving for work. I don't think anyone was injured - a few hours later and the store would have been crowded with christmas shoppers!

A memory of Taunton by Cherry James

Student Nurse!

How I remember those days @ MPH, ERH....'69 I left your area. So many wonderful staff........my training served me well as I worked in the Caribbean, Canada, KSA. My last add. was Cheddon Rd.. Think often of Taunton...Mrs Molyneux, Parkfield Dr., Monica and Harry Denham, Rosa Ash, Monica Smith, Sr. Robertshaw, Palmer, ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton by genestajean