(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. …..
(Sturminster Minster Museum Society) The first published history of Sturminster Newton, beginning over 100 years ago. Has many illustrations, with many of the individuals named. Local folklore, myths and legends are also explored. 164 pages. Soft covers.
(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…..
(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…..
(Eric Olsen) This diverse collection of 200 archive images has been selected to create a lively visual chronicle of Shaftesbury over the last 100 years. This hilltop Dorset town has gently absorbed the transitions of industry, and these old photographs…..
(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…..