Nostalgic memories of Great Torrington's local history

Share your own memories of Great Torrington and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Add a Memory!

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the 'Add Your Memory' buttons to begin

Add Your Memory for Great Torrington

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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I grew up in Torrington & my family still live there and I love to visit the Commons. My godfather Bob Cudmore who lived in Well Street all his life used to tell me so much history, I could listen to him for hours. My dad John Buckley moved down here with his mother, uncle Ted and sister from Durrington to (...Read full memory)

I was born in Calf Street, no 57 in 1957, my gran Annie Gilbert lived opposite and my uncle Alex used to have the local shop at bottom of Calf Street and there used to be a lady that sold milk next door. My dad used to keep pigs along with Mr Oake the log man. My dad used to work for Cedric Bealy (...Read full memory)