Berrow

Picture at head of page from postcard by Charles Pearson

THE POST OFFICE AND STORES

Courtesy of Paul Wynn, date unknown.
Same building but later, under different ownership
Photo courtesy of Toni Grigsby.

THE BERROW INN

Courtesy of Paul Wynn, date unknown.
Inn at left. Photo courtesy of Bob & June Thomas, date unknown.
As ‘The Berrow Hotel’, probably during the 1960’s

 

NEWCOMBE HARBOUR TEA ROOM

Courtesy of Roger Harvey.

We have no information about this tea room, please comment if you can tell us anything about it.

 

BERROW GARAGE

Aerial view of garage and triangle , date unknown. Courtesy of Roger Harvey.

 

BERROW SCHOOL

Images above and below courtesy of Roger Harvey, dates unknown.

Children outside the school.

Top Row:  Alice Rawlings, Beattie Bisgrove (?), Evie Marsh, Bessie Sellick, Hannah Boon, Gertie Andow (?), Bessie Ham.

Second Row:  Frank Bisgrove, Dolly Ham, Annie Ford, Nellie Bradbeer, J Ham, Emily Coombes, Nellie Andow(?), Bertha Andow(?) , Florrie Rose, Minnie Rice, Henry Rawlings , Clifford Coombes, Charlie Whitecombe, Ernie Bradbeer, Nellie House, Olive Raffles, Dolly Tidball.

Bottom Row:  Billie Andow (?), Jack Dunn, George Dunn, Jim Dunn, Cecil (?)Hutchings, Wreford (?) Coombe, Violet Rose, Minnie Tidball, Leslie Ham, Charlie Lawor (?), Edgar Marsh, unnamed boy.

 

BERROW CHURCH

Old cottage & church, date unknown.

There is a story about this thatched cottage by Berrow Church. It has been passed down that the lady who lived there could cast spells. Local farmers being concerned of her would leave joints of meat at her doorstep to prevent being one of her subjects.

 

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Images above and below, dates unknown, courtesy of Roger Harvey.

Rita Probert, in her family history, relates a story she was told during the course of her research:

“in the 1930’s when the 15th century Old Court House, which stood at the triangle of three roads at Berrow near Burnham was demolished, the new owner of the land whilst gardening unearthed two skeletons both with dislocated necks. This supported the oft related story that two local men who had taken part in the [Monmouth] rebellion had been hanged on the gibbet which once stood on the Berrow Triangle and were buried in the courthouse yard.”

‘Beyond the Shadows’ a history of three local families by Rita Probert

THE GOLF LINKS

Courtesy of Paul Wynn, date unknown.
Courtesy of Roger Harvey, later but date unknown.

See also Golf  (sport and pastimes).

 

BERROW CAMP

It appears there was an army camp at Brean during the early years of the 20th century. Please comment below if you have any additional information about this.

Images courtesy of Roger Harvey.
Reverse of last postcard above.

 

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