(Michael Hanson) Castleton?s population in 1901 was a quarter of its 1831 peak, primarily due to the building of the Sherborne section of the London to Exeter railway. This book looks in detail at the residents during this period, and…..
(Brian Bates) From 18 German civilians who arrived in Dorchester on 10 August 1914, this prisoner of war camp expanded to house 3,447 men in 113 huts by the end of 1915. This book shows what life was like inside…..
(Andrew Pickering & Mandy Eldred-Tyler) Bruton is one of Somerset?s hidden gems. This book focuses on the town?s rich architectural heritage of schools, businesses and homes, and the tale of change and continuity they tell. Over 180 pictures are arranged…..
(Stephen Butt) Until the railways arrived Weston-super-Mare was a ?town without a history?. From a little fishing village with just a handful of houses, Weston grew into a major seaside resort in just under 100 years. Over 180 pictures, arranged…..
(Henry Buckton) Somerset?s contribution to the Second World War was extremely varied. This book includes pictures of coastal defences at places like Brean Down and Merryfield, Glastonbury?s preparation for occupation, naval fighter pilot training at Yeovilton and much more. The…..