Midsomer Norton Memories

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I remember when I started my first job as a junior in the Westminster Bank in the background in 1964 -I stayed for just over 2 years and was then moved to Warminster branch and living in digs for the first time! I also remember the street being empty like this but only on a Sunday-you would be lucky to ever get this scene again with no cars!

I am researching my family tree and found the address of 117 High Street, Midsomer Norton for the family - does anyone know which building this would have been please? The family names were Frederick Callow, his wife Mary Jane and their children Stephen, Frank, Leonard and Lily. Also, did there used to be a workhouse in the vicinity please? Many thanks!

Has anyone any idea where Simmonds Rank, Chilcompton Road was in Midsomer Norton please? My grandfather used to live here in about 1910-1915. Many thanks.

Does anyone remember an old school building that used to be roughly where the library is now? I remember going in there with my school friend but I don't know what school it was.

When I was a little girl, my mother, Violet Helmore, would take me into Welsh's regularly to do her shopping. Biscuits could be bought loose then as could sugar tea etc. I always thought that I was a good little girl, but apparently not, as my mother would warn me before entering the shop "Be a good girl, (...Read full memory)