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Walcot, Beatrix , The Life & Family of

(Cynthia Walcot)  Beatrice was born in Shropshire, settled to live in Sherborne Castle, Dorset, and lived through a dramatic siege during the Civil War.  She died in 1758, aged 84, and is buried in Sherborne Abbey. The book is the…..

£5.00

Index of Census Records for Purbeck Boundary Parishes – 1841, 1861 & 1871

The parishes included are Coombe Keynes, East Holme, East Lulworth, East Stoke, Kimmeridge, Steeple, Tyneham, West Lulworth and Wool. The information is arranged by Parish and in census years, and sorted by surname, folio, page and age, to enable approximate…..

£3.50

Tyneham

(Rodney Legg)  Some 300 photographs, also dealing with neighbouring communities; life unfolds through the eyes of the last inhabitants. Reduced price. 144 pages.  Hardback.

£14.00

Dorchester and Around Through Time

(Steve Wallis)  A fascinating selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Dorchester and nearby villages have changed over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct…..

£12.99

Index of Census Records for Swanage, Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers & Studland for 1841, 1861 & 1871

The information is arranged by Parish and in census years, and sorted by surname, folio, page and age, to enable approximate family groups to be established. 161 pages.  Soft covers.  

£3.50

Index of Census Records for the Combined Parishes of Wareham Town and the Parish of Arne for 1841, 1861 and 1871

The information is arranged in census years, and sorted by surname, folio, page and age, to enable approximate family groups to be established. The parishes covered are Lady St. Mary, St. Martins In and Out, Holy Trinity In and Out…..

£3.50

Dorchester Century

(Steve Wallis)  A fascinating glimpses of old and new Dorchester highlighting the changing face of the town over a hundred years of the 20th century. Includes over 200 photographs. 144 pages.  Hardback.

£19.99

Dorchester’s Great War Prison Camp – Living with the Enemy

(Brian Bates)  From 18 German civilians who arrived in Dorchester on 10 August 1914, this prisoner of war camp expanded to house 3,447 men in 113 huts by the end of 1915. This book shows what life was like inside…..

£9.99

Bruton, In and Around Through Time

(Andrew Pickering & Mandy Eldred-Tyler)  Bruton is one of Somerset?s hidden gems.  This book focuses on the town?s rich architectural heritage of schools, businesses and homes, and the tale of change and continuity they tell. Over 180 pictures are arranged…..

£14.99

1841 Census for Dorset, Master Index

Master index of surnames giving the parish/parishes in which the name occurs. The booklet also contains a list of parishes identifying the individual index volume which includes that parish.  The individual index volumes contain more details of household members. Soft covers.

£3.50

Dorset Through Time

(Steve Wallis)  Over 180 photographs are used to trace the changes that have affected many towns and villages in Dorset over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ?then and now? fashion, with the modern photograph taken from…..

£14.99

Glastonbury Through Time

(Steve Wallis)  A fascinating selection of over 170 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Glastonbury has changed over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be…..

£14.99

1851 Census for Dorset, Master Index

Master index of surnames giving the parish/parishes in which the name occurs. The booklet also contains a list of parishes identifying the individual index volume which includes that parish.  The individual index volumes contain more details of household members. Soft…..

£2.50

1891 Census for Dorset, Master Index

Master index of surnames giving the parish/parishes in which the name occurs. The booklet also contains a list of parishes identifying the individual index volume which includes that parish.  The individual index volumes contain more details of household members. Soft…..

£1.00

Sherborne, John Slade of, Maltster and Bankrupt

(Robert Nantes)  In the late 1820s John Slade borrowed heavily in order to set up as a Maltster and Brewer in Sherborne. Within a few years he was bankrupt and subsequently fled Sherborne. 24 pages.  Soft covers.

£3.50

Weston-Super-Mare Through Time – Revised edition

(Stephen Butt)  Until the railways arrived Weston-super-Mare was a ?town without a history?.  From a little fishing village with just a handful of houses, Weston grew into a major seaside resort in just under 100 years. Over 180 pictures, arranged…..

£14.99