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.
(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…..
(The Hundred of Yetminster Society) Thirty men are listed on the memorials in the three villages. This book provides information about each man, what regiment they served with, their age when they died, where they are buried or commemorated, and…..
(John Porter) A series of detailed studies relating to this Dorset town and its area. A major part of the researches of Thomas Thompson was a transcription of some of Gillingham’s early manor court rolls, and the book includes his complete transcription…..
(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…..
(Barry Brock) In 1868 Stephen Kerridge Woodward opened what was described as being one of the most handsome buildings in the town. It has since undergone many architectural changes, and suffered war damage. This is an interesting tale, with many…..
(John Porter) Gillingham School, one of Dorset’s oldest schools, celebrates its five hundredth anniversary in 2016. Founded as a free school in Tudor times, it moved to its present site in 1876, when it became Gillingham Grammar School. This is…..
(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. …..