Other Memories from Yeovil

No 23 Middle Street, Yeovil was a chemist's, name Francis.

This photo shows the road junction (left behind the car) leading to East Coker village. From 1960 onward I served my apprenticeship with FW Saunders the Rootes Group dealers in Reckleford. About this time Recklesford was widened all the way up the hill to the hospital and the delightful little Bide's Garden covered in tarmac. Yeovil councillors you effectively destroyed such a pretty little Somerset town. Shame on you!

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 Chapman, a house wife who had lived her whole life in Yeovil, and whose father has worked in ...see more

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 sister off to stay at my nan and grandads... Loved every minute of those times, playing in the ...see more

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