(Ann Taylor) This book records the history of the parish, from the Bronze Age to the present day. It describes the Priory, which once towered over the centre of the village, the railway’s arrival and departure, the church and its…..
(John Wintrip) This period is before the censuses and civil registration, and so more difficult to research. The book provides a description of aspects of life in the Georgian period, and a detailed guide to the variety of the genealogically…..
(Rita Hirst) An explanation of where records are likely to be deposited. Family History research within the county can be complicated as more than one repository may be involved in research into the records of a single parish. Consideration is…..
(Terry Hearing) The story of Dorset’s criminal past begins with skulduggery in the Royal Family in the 10th century, and progresses through much human folly to treason and murder in the 20th century. Curiously, domestic violence was often not regarded…..
(Rachel Worth) Dorset’s smocks and unmistakable ‘knob’ buttons are the most famous examples of a whole range of once flourishing textile industries. The villages and towns involved in the various textiles and their accessories: wool, linen, silk, ribbons, lace, stockings,…..
(David Shorey) John Aldridge’s School, Kingston School, Yeovil County School, Yeovil School: 1845, 1850, 1925, 1938, 1974, 1995; all names and dates that trace the life of a school which lived and died, but its Old Yeovilians lives on. 150…..
(Jonathan Holt) Dorset’s follies are amongst its greatest architectural delights. Some, like the Horton Tower and Hardy’s Monument, are famous landmarks. Throughout the county there are grottoes, obelisks, temples, shell gardens, fake forts, arches, pavilions and even a sham chapel……
This book records the 20th century history of the village in words and images. The photographs used (over 190 of them) portray every aspect of village life, from farming, housing, church and school, to public services, leisure activities and the…..
(Michael Watts and Christopher Watts) Updated second edition of this book, aiding the modern family historian in researching their ancestors who served in the British Army from 1660. The book is a practical guide to help the researcher use the…..
The map covers the same area, is reproduced to the same scale (1:50,000), carries the same map number and uses the same British National Grid Reference, as the corresponding Ordnance Survey Landranger© map.