(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…..
(Chloe O’Shea) This book is aimed art both amateur family historians as well as experienced genealogists who wish to research their background in the county. The initial chapters deal with different record types, such as newspaper articles, title deeds and…..
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…..
(Bob Machin) A major series of essays about the author’s research into old countryside buildings, mostly farmhouses. The book is the result of many years of investigation, stemming from the author’s interest in the houses of ordinary people. What did…..
(Ann Taylor) This book records the history of the parish, from the Bronze Age to the present day. It describes the Priory, which once towered over the centre of the village, the railway’s arrival and departure, the church and its…..
(Terry Hearing) The story of Dorset’s criminal past begins with skulduggery in the Royal Family in the 10th century, and progresses through much human folly to treason and murder in the 20th century. Curiously, domestic violence was often not regarded…..
This book records the 20th century history of the village in words and images. The photographs used (over 190 of them) portray every aspect of village life, from farming, housing, church and school, to public services, leisure activities and the…..
(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.
(Ed Bob Machin) – Dorset Record Society Vol 8. Provides detailed information on building practices and costs at a crucially important period, which saw one of the greatest pre-nineteenth century building booms in England. It is rare to find such…..
(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.