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Nunney and Trudoxhill, A Window on

(ed Joyce Jefferson)  The village of Trudoxhill was once part of the parish of Nunney, until it became a parish in its own right in 1950, hence the inclusion of both places in thus book. This history of the two…..


The Book of Spetisbury – History of a Stour Valley Village

(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…..


Tracing Your Georgian Ancestors 1714-1837

(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…..


Basic Facts about Family History Research in Lancashire

(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…..


Crime and Punishment in Dorset – A Thousand Years of Murder, Mayhem and Mystery

(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…..


Dorset 1851 Census on CD

A transcription of the census for the entire county. Contains 184,596 entries.


Dress & Textiles

(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,…..


Yeovil School 1845-1995 – Old Yeovilians’ Association

(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…..


Dorset 1891 Census on CD

A transcription of the census for the entire county. Contains 194,482 entries.



(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……


The Book of Stourton Caundle – Heart of the Blackmore Vale (2nd hand.)

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…..


Weston-super-Mare – Only our Best Was Good Enough

(Pam Woodburn)  Memories of Locking Road School.  The school was opened in 1899, and the author was a pupil there for six years from 1945.  She provides her own memories of the school, and has collected the memories of several…..


Blandford in the Great War

(ed Nicci Brown) Over 100 of the more than one million UK soldiers killed in the First World War were from Blandford, and more than 200 from nearby villages. This book is a testimony to them, and all the others…..


British Army, My Ancestor was in 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…..


Cassini Revised New Series Map – Sheet 181, Minehead & Brendon Hills – 1898-1900

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.


Charlinch Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1593-1946, Marriages 1593-1946, Burials 1593-1981.