High Ham and Somerset

A place changed completely?

Aug 29th, 2016 | By | Category: High Ham and Somerset

By the 1970s, our village had entered a gentle slumber. A Women’s Institute scrapbook in 1965 suggested there had once been a vibrancy, tradesmen, local enterprise, strong community organisations, but by the 1970s, most of the things remembered were no more than memories.

Elements of decline are apparent, a village shop and a village post office are distant memories. The village pub has closed. It is hard to imagine that there was once a garage where cars were repaired and where it was possible to fill a car with gallons …