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

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.

Added 10 September 2017
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

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 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, and the Golden wedding of one of the churchwardens, George ...see more

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