Nostalgic memories of Old Cleeve's local history

Share your own memories of Old Cleeve 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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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

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I lived in Old Cleeve for 19 years at no. 17. Our surname was Ryan. We continued to live there after our mother's death in 1983 and our father died in 1986, we then moved up to Scotland, even though I have some fond memories of my life in Somerset.

Hi, I am also related to the Cridlands. My Mother was Pat Cannon. She was the daughter of Bert & Edie. They also had another daughter Gwen, who used to live in Bilbrook with her husband Ted and daughter Linda who taught me how to ride a bike. The house you see in this picture is Southview thought to be built around the (...Read full memory)

My grandmother and grandfather had the general store and post office. Their name was Cridland. One of my aunties and uncle Charles had a house down by the church, their name was Hunt. The other auntie, Edie, and uncle Bert lived in the house in the photo, their name was (...Read full memory)