Memories of Severn Beach

I can remember waiting at Ashley Down Station for the steam train; towels,swim suits and picnic in big beach bags. The journey was an adventure every time, the smell of the smoke and the old carriages. Pushing your head out of the window with a a leather strap to keep it open. Feeling the wind in your hair, mum (...Read full memory)

I spent some great holidays at the Severn Beach in the 1950s. We stayed in a caravan park where all the vans were made from old converted double and single decker busses as well as old railway carriages. The site and "Caravans" were immaculately maintained. For us kids it was just a short run down the field,over the (...Read full memory)

I am not a beach boy, even though we share a name. (I have not worked out how to create paragraphs,so bear with me.) My parents moved to the Beach when I was about 11 years old (around 1953) to Beach Road. We lived in the last house before the boating lake and I went to Patchway Secondary Modern by coach every (...Read full memory)

Firstly--although the date of this picture is not confirmed, the scene it depicts, is exactly how I remember the 'Blue Lagoon' from 1955. This encapcilates exactly--'The Seaside Holiday' in post war Britain. In our families particular case, we were new arrivals from the midlands, but as 'permanent migrants, not (...Read full memory)

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