Archive for September 2008

In the town where I was born . . .

Sep 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Personal Columns

Taunton station sign Taunton bridge

Taunton statues

Taunton arch



Taunton Bath Place


Taunton Vivary

Taunton Portcullis

Taunton town centre

A family visit took me back to Somerset yesterday – I tried to see the place where I was born as if for the first time.  The Taunton station sign is remembered with a deep sense of foreboding – it meant catching the train to school for a new term.

Looking afterwards at what I had taken, I thought they probably looked nothing like the place – even the roundabout in the town centre looks like a village square – there could have been shots of dereliction and …