(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.
(Ed Charlotte H Lindgren) – Dorset Record Society publication 10. William Barnes was eighteen years old when he first glimpsed a lively young girl, whose name was Julia Miles, he believed to be ‘about sixteen’ with bright blue eyes and…..
(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…..
(Rodney Legg) The author on a unique ramble through his beloved Purbeck. History. Geography and anecdote combine to examine the magic and mystery of the villages. 160 pages. Hardback.
(Barry Brock) This series of three booklets covers all Sherborne’s old pubs and breweries that the author is aware of, a few of which still operate as pubs. Many are now private dwellings. A short history of each of the…..
(ed Ann Clark) The Almshouse Register is a rare document. In the 1590s the governing body, the brethren of the almshouse, began to copy their most important records into this one volume. This transcription is in modern English for accessibility. …..
(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. …..
(Judith Stinton) A history of the village with many names included, and indexed. 208 pages. Soft covers.
(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…..
(edited by John Morris) The text has only once been set and printed, in 1783, in an edition of 1,200 copies, many of which have not survived. This edition is the only uniform English translation ever made, published in parallel…..
(Selwyn Williams) A detailed examination of a 1641 wreck off Chesil Beach in Dorset. The work includes transcriptions of the HCA Inquiry into the wreck with the names of over 300 local witnesses from Portland, Wyke Regis, Fleet, Langton Herring,…..
(Robert Young) Recollections of Life in Sturminster Newton in the Early Nineteenth Century. Published by the Dorset Record Society, this is a transcription of Robert Young?s manuscript in a small exercise book, originally written in 1908, enhanced by the inclusion…..
(Roger Guttridge & Steve Case) A fascinating selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Sturminster Newton has changed over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ?then and now? fashion, so that…..
(Eddie Prowse) A selection of photographs from the Weymouth born author’s collection of cards and postcards that may not have been seen previously. Includes 187 illustrations, including the town centre, the promenade and beach and residential streets in Weymouth, as…..
(Debby Rose) The book shows how an important harbour since the 14th century became one of the most popular seaside resorts in the country. Historic photographs and modern pictures of the same location show how the town has changed over…..
(Roger Guttridge) With the help of the Gold Hill Museum archive, the author takes a fascinating look at how Shaftesbury?s streets, buildings and enterprises have changed over the years, highlighting what they meant to its citizens. The town grew up…..