There are places that remain in our memories, the details may become slightly blurred, nostalgia may colour our thoughts, but they don’t fade. And how those places made us feel at the time is the one thing that remains.
This is a round-up of the Places in our Memories posted over the last few weeks. There have been some wonderful memories shared by writers from all over the world who have joined in the series so far:
Thorne Moore tells us about her first real grasp of history. “The past was just under my feet and nothing was permanent after all…”
Carol Lovekin recalls how much her mother has influenced her life…
Sally Cronin enthralls us with memories of her childhood of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka,
Robbie Cheadle tells us about her life as a child and how she’d lived in twenty-one houses and attended fourteen schools, before the age of twelve. And of her love for her sisters…
Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene remembers an old amusement park, a memory that gave background to her books…
D G Kaye poignantly recalls one memory that is forever engraved in her mind and heart of her beloved husband.
Terry Tyler recalls family holidays on the Norfolk coast, and the genuine gypsy caravan in the garden of their holiday home.
Alex Craigie shares memories and photographs of her childhood home.
And then there are my own memories of the street I lived in until the age of five, and the area where I grew up.
Tomorrow we begin another round of Places in our Memories. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do.