Taunton, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

An Incident At Taunton Railway Station In August 1942

An 11 year old boy got off a train from Barnstaple on to a platform crowded with Servicemen and other passengers. Travelling alone to London, holding a small case he was confused by the station announcements, and then boarded a crowded train. Where is this train going he asked? "Bristol", ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton by John Grant

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, Jake and Ricky, Busking Battersea Bill Smith, Colena, Angie, Ally, Sharon, Big John the biker...to ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton by Paul Parry

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