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Yeovil, From Windmill Hill 1900
Memories of Yeovil
My mum (Gloria Hawkins) was born in Yeovil in 1942 in an upstairs bedroom of 99 Westfield Grove. She left in 1960 to work at a holiday camp where she met my dad who was from London. They married and settled in West London where they went on to have 4 children. During the school holidays my mum would pack me and my younger (...Read full memory)
I was one of 5 typists on the 2nd floor of Lloyds Bank n our window would overlook the War Memorial n down the High Street between the Midland Bank and Boots which in the 70's had a clock on but the time couldn't be relied on but there was another on H Samuels which was more accurate. We'd get the fumes from the buses wafting in. A great place to work.
This photograph must have been taken after 28th. October 1896, when the new reredos, altar, and choir screen shown here were installed to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the church, and were dedicated on that day, and the summer of 1897, when additional wrought iron screens were inserted across the side chapels, to celebrate the (...Read full memory)
We lived in St Michaels Avenue, just a short distance up the hill from St Mikes - and I attended Pen Mill Primary, which was a little way down the hill from this church. Our morning assemblies were held in the church hall, which had a magnificent clock tower. It chimed the hours and quarters - very handy if you were in the (...Read full memory)