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Memories of Minehead

Born in Taunton, christened in St. Michael's church in 1940 and lived on Parkhouse Road on and off for several years until 1956. Had my first drink of scrumpy at the Plume of Feathers. Returning home from choir practice I passed the P of F and heard some jollity therein, so decided to go in (1955 - yes, I was 15). I (...Read full memory)

holidays by the sea. loved the roll call early morning campers. whole group of us stayed there for my 40 birthday . we spent really good times old chalets now gone they would sleep average two people

I was evacuated to Timberscombe with my sister on 1st September 1939, I was 7 years old and was billeted at I think it was called "Sunnyside". The evacuees used to go to school for half a day while the locals went for the other half. I returned home to West Ham in London just before the Doodlebugs started.

MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS THOMAS AND LOUISA SPARKES AND THEIR CHILDREN MOVED FROM MINEHEAD TO CARDIFF. THEIR YOUNGEST CHILD HILDA WHO WAS MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD STORIES TO MY MOTHER AND ONE OF THEM BEING THAT SHE COULD REMEMBER RUNNING UP THE CHURCH STEPS TO HER CHRISTENING IN 1900 WHEN SHE WAS 4 YEARS OLD.

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