Somerset Voices: Ron Sapsead (b.1919)

Ron attended the Board School, Street. As a child he played games in the street outside his home in Glaston Road, with hoops and skipping ropes. His school headmaster used a cane on the tips of the children’s fingers, and they had slates to write on. In this clip Ron describes a Sunday school outing to Burnham-on-Sea. With the advent of the railways in the 1840s and 1850s, the Somerset seaside resort became a popular destination for day-trippers.

Listen to Ron and read the transcript.

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1 Comment

  1. anuradha said,

    October 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Hey!! I wanna try being in those times when I could by so many things with such a little money. If those guys from the past in the present time they would die of heart attack with the inflation situation. And what were those bathing machines, really interesting thing to know, I have read about those in my history books. Is there any way I visit that time just for one time, can anybody get me time machine, to get there?


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