1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

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

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

East Reach, Taunton 1912

I am trying to find any information regarding 47 East Reach, Taunton in the year 1912. A Mrs Greed ran a business there in 1906/07. Is there anyone who can tell what she did, or who was living there in that year. I know the hospital was at the back of 46 &47 of this street. My father was born at this address in May of ...Read full memory