Personal memories, and the sentiments they evoke, even if sometimes coloured by the passage of time, are perhaps the only meaningful way of our retaining the essence of a time and place.
In this digital age, with so much instant access to 'hard facts' and images via the internet, providing us with a so-called objective view of the past, it is nevertheless the fond (and sometimes unpleasant and frightening) memories of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood that remain with us which gives us a real sense of the time.
Below is a collection of mainly pleasant memories of Winsham people - some of them supported by photographs. People who have either lived in the village, or maybe just experienced a brief interface with the community that has nevertheless remained with them for the rest of their lives. They are worth reading and looking at - they come from the heart. If you have memories that you would like to share, please pass them on to the Wnsham Web Museum.