Taunton, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Good Times

Hi ya, my name is Lorretta - used to live in Belmont Road when I was growing up. I now live in Yeovil. I used to hang out with Wendy Booth and her sister Susan - lol, good times. I was in love with a guy called David Payne - first love l wonder were he is now - he had a brother called Trevor. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Taunton by Lorretta Coles

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

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