Hello Jean – TV sets in Summervale.
Sorry about my error! I probably should have said that the Williams and Smiths were the first on the eastern side of the estate!!
Your place on Coronation Day sounded very exciting!
Not as exciting as the street party
Historians and others often talk about the 1950s as a "golden age" for children. When you look at life for children in many communities since the 1970s, I think there might be some truth in this.For example, in Summervale, we could play in the road with no fear of traffic,
we had the large green to play on and the "Rec" close by with safe access. We thought nothing of disappearing for hours on our own to Herne Hill
A POOR PHOTO BUT TAKEN BEFORE IT WAS STRIPPED FOR FIREWOOD!
HERNE HILL IN SPRING – CAN YOU SMELL THOSE BLUEBELLS?
or the river near the Horlicks factory.
SADLY DERELICT SINCE 2001. NOT HOW I REMEMBER IT.
And we organised endless game of cricket and football at the Rec - all without any adult supervision. We divided Ilminster into 4 for the purpose of organising teams:Summervale, Winterhay, Blackdown and Town. And we all played each other. Does anyone remember this?