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Memories of Bridgwater

I believe my ancestor, William Longhurst, either owned or was the hotel manager of the Royal Clarence Hotel in the 1850's or 1860's. Does anyone know where I can find information on the hotel and William Longhurst? Thank you, Sheila Yeomans (

I spent many many good times at the lido every day in the school holidays, the lido was the place to be, meeting up with friends, spending all day there, it was just fab, none of this session swimming, it was one price, around 50-60 pence, and you had all day there, either taking a packed lunch or the staff would let you (...Read full memory)

Yes.....the Broadway Lidi was my home. I am Stuart Smith, my father Gordon Smith was the first manager (well, they called it superintendent then) at the Lido. We moved there when I was about 3 years old, and lived in a detached house adjacent to the Lido.  I recall doing the "Inaugural Plunge" in front of (...Read full memory)

My mum Kathleen Le Bargy was evacuated to Bridgwater in 1940 and lived with Mr and Mrs Finch at 11 Kidsbury Road. I have a picture which is signed "To Kath, In loving memory of our war effort at British cellophane, Bridgwater Chemicals, empty cases etc. Good luck and Best Wishes Eileen (...Read full memory)

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