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Winsham Parish Registers

A transcription, in two volumes, of: Christenings 1559-1885, Marriages 1559-1885, Burials 1539-1885.

£14.20

Your Somerset House

(Derek Shorrocks)  A guide to tracing the history of your house in the Somerset Record Office, first published in 1988 and revised in 1998. The book includes a short section providing notes on a few successful case histories. 23 pages……

£3.50

Wootton Courtney Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1558-1837, Marriages 1558-1837, Burials 1558-1837.

£7.20

Weymouth From Old Photographs

(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…..

£12.99

Weymouth Through Time

(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…..

£12.99

Shaftesbury Through Time

(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…..

£14.99

Shaftesbury Recollections

(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…..

£11.99

Sherborne – Castleton Parish: “Voices that be Gone”: Reconstructing the Victorian Parish of Castleton, Dorset 1834-1901

(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…..

£7.50

Index of Census Records for Corfe Castle & Church Knowle – 1841, 1861 & 1871 – also for Corfe Castle in 1790

The information is arranged in census years, and sorted by surname, folio, page and age, to enable approximate family groups to be established. The Corfe Castle index includes Kingston, and Church Knowle includes Bradle and Creech. 132 pages.  Soft covers…..

£3.50

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

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