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(Ian Waller) Unlike many occupational groups, there is no single set of records which enables us to find out about their lives. From the early 1800s onwards it is quite possible to locate documents among family papers such as letters,…..
(Gordon Rendell). The author, aged three at the start of the war in 1939, experienced the following six years with a sharp intensity. Having an enquiring mind and time of his hands, he studied the village characters and was often…..
(Barbara Elsmore) From midway through the reign of Queen Victoria, to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the many changes affecting the way of life in Over and Nether Compton are explored. Life is viewed through the eyes of members…..
(Stuart A Raymond) The records of parish, county, and diocesan administration, of the courts, of the national government, and of private estates, all have something to tell us about the history of a locality, which can assist with our understanding…..
This Society publication, of the accounts from Wellington in Somerset, are of particular interest to those researching early ancestors from this parish because the earliest register of births, marriages and deaths does not commence until 1683. The original churchwardens accounts…..
(Clarence Bradley). The author, who moved to Montacute from Stoke-sub-Hamdon three years after his birth, joined the Air Training Corps in his teens. This nurtured in him an interest in military aviation and local people’s involvement in the Second World…..
(Adrian Bailey) A guide to place names in Marnhull. The author, who became confused in trying to identify so many ‘local’ names as he struggled through his own family history research, decided to trace them all. The book provides a…..
(Stuart A Raymond) The aim of this book is to identify the sources needed to trace Catholic family and local history in England and Wales. It begins by outlining the history and structure of English Catholicism. Sources are scattered in…..
(Bob Machin) This book describes the history of the vale from early times up to more modern times. The vale was an uncultivated waste until the late Saxon period. By 1086 only twelve small areas had been enclosed. Many new…..
(Susan T Moore) The records of the Courts of Equity, which deal with cases of fairness rather than the law, are among the most detailed, extensive and revealing of all the legal documents historians can consult, yet they are often…..
(John Wintrip) This period is before the censuses and civil registration, and so more difficult to research. The book provides a description of aspects of life in the Georgian period, and a detailed guide to the variety of the genealogically…..
(David Shorey) John Aldridge’s School, Kingston School, Yeovil County School, Yeovil School: 1845, 1850, 1925, 1938, 1974, 1995; all names and dates that trace the life of a school which lived and died, but its Old Yeovilians lives on. 150…..
(ed Nicci Brown) Over 100 of the more than one million UK soldiers killed in the First World War were from Blandford, and more than 200 from nearby villages. This book is a testimony to them, and all the others…..
(Susan & Ray Penn) A historical overview of the street, followed by a brief description of each house. Some of the buildings have been selected for a more detailed attention. 138 pages. Soft covers.
(Mary Clark) The book relates the history of Bathampton Down after its rabbit warren was enclosed in the early 1700s. Many aspects of this period are covered, including its industrial heritage – farming, stone quarries and the later reservoirs. There…..
(ed Derek Gill) The Diary of Thomas Bunn of Frome. An extensive introduction to the Bunn family is followed by diary extracts from the 1830s and 1840s. 196 pages. Soft covers.