A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

Severn Beach, Avon

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Severn Beach, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Severn Beach

Historic Maps of Severn Beach and the local area.

I was born in dorchester way Kenton in 1946 I am still in touch with John Creswell who is now in Perth Australia. Other friends were Norman Kielly now sadly no longer with us and Andy Anderson whom we have been unable to track down. I was known then as John Gorringe but had a name change when mum remarried. Spent hours playing at Barn Hill pond and surrounding areas like the bumps at Kingsbury. Are any more of our old classmates still around?

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 bank,onto the boating lake. It was a terrific adventure to come down from Halifax,usually for ...see more