The Society’s Family History Centre in Yeovil is still closed to members and other visitors, but we are very pleased to have reopened our bookshop for online sales and orders by post, only – please do not come to the Centre to buy books.
Stories of some of the dramas, tragedies and even comedies that played out at the Dorset assize courts during the nineteenth century. Collectively the stories paint a fascinating picture, not just of nineteenth century crime, but also of the prevailing…..
(David Burnett) A collection of 350 postcards selected from Barry Cuff’s remarkable collection, all taken by professional photographers, which were deliberately posed for the camera. The pictures cover the period between the invention of the postcard in the 1880s until…..
(Fiona Taylor) This book is a fascinating pictorial history of the working life of the Dorset towns of Weymouth and Portland in the last hundred and more years. Weymouth benefited from being the embarkation point for the packet services to…..
(Elizabeth Buckler Gale) Enthralling account of the lives of the people of the Burton Bradstock locality from long ago to recent times. 172 pages. Soft covers.
(Alec Oxford) A methodical journey down the street, recording who or what is there today, then revealing some of the ?evidence? that tell of the past. 102 pages. Soft covers.
(ed Richard Connaughton) The story of the eleven men from Powerstock and its close neighbours, Nettlecombe, North Porton and West Milton, who lost their lives in the First World War. As much information as possible has been gathered about each…..
(Marcia Evans) The village forge was often a focus of local activity and here we have accounts of some of the families whose skills were passed on for generations. Details are provided from trade directories, censuses and militia lists. 122 pages. …..