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Yeovil, A Peep Through The Trees c.1955
Memories of Yeovil
My younger brother was born at Balidon House on 29th July 1960. He is the son of John William Edward Barthorpe, who served in the Royal Navy and at the time of my brother's birth was based on the Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal as a Royal Navy Artificer specialising in weapons deployment, and Pearl Margaret Joan Barthorpe nee (...Read full memory)
My mothers family moved to Yeovil in about 1926 from Beaminster in Dorset. My grandfather heard there was a job going for a gardener, he got the job so the family moved to a tide cottage in Ilchester Road. They had 5 childen then, my mum was born in 1930. One of them, my Auntie worked for Whitby Book Store. In the photo it is (...Read full memory)
I was born on 15th August 1954 at Balidon. I am sure my father told me they had a fishpond as you came into the driveway at the front of the building. When he first came to see me, he went to open the door of a car he must have borrowed, when he caught the sleeve of his jacket and the horn went off and Matron came out (...Read full memory)
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)