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English Presbyterians or Unitarians, My Ancestors Were

(Alan Ruston)  At one time, the Presbyterians were the largest of the Nonconformist denominations which dissented from the Church of England in the seventeenth century, but by the early nineteenth century they were the smallest. The aim of this book…..


Frome Through the Ages

(Michael McGarvie)  An anthology of items extracted from original documents, to illustrate the life and activities of Frome from earliest times to the present century. 176 pages.  Soft Covers.


Sherborne – A History of Long Street

(Susan & Ray Penn)  A historical overview of the street, followed by a brief description of each house.  Some of the buildings have been selected for a more detailed attention. 138 pages.  Soft covers.


Cassini Popular Edition Map – Sheet 181, Minehead & Brendon Hills – 1919

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.


English Churches Explained

(Trevor Yorke)  The local church is a familiar landmark in every town, city and village.  But how many people actually understand the reason for it being built in that particular place, how it was constructed, or why it was decorated…..



(Peter Stanier) Dorset’s rivers and streams have powered over 400 mills. Today, only a handful of mill wheels still turn, and only one commercial watermill remains open. The book deals at least a mention of nearly sixty of these mills,…..


The Love Poems and Letters of William Barnes and Julia Miles

(Ed Charlotte H Lindgren) – Dorset Record Society publication 10. William Barnes was eighteen years old when he first glimpsed a lively young girl, whose name was Julia Miles, he believed to be ‘about sixteen’ with bright blue eyes and…..


Yeovil Branch Line, GWR Book of Reference on CD

Contains the names of the owners, lessees and occupiers of the parcels of land required by the Bristol and Exeter Railway (later part of the Great Western Railway) for the construction of the Yeovil branch line, running from Durston, near…..


Cassini Popular Edition Map – Sheet 182, Weston-super-Mare – 1919-1922

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.


East Dorset Superfamilies on CD

Contains the names of more than 6200 individuals, taken from the Society’s collection of pedigrees and family trees, who have been combined into one ‘superfamily’ using birth and marriage records. Details are given of names, dates, locations and relationships, produced…..


Enmore Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1578-1948, Marriages 1602-1948, Burials 1578-1958.    


Frome, The Book of

(Michael McGarvie)  A history of Frome covering more than a century.  Includes many photographs and an excellent index. For this new (fifth) edition the photographs in the book have been enhanced to provide better reproduction.  The biography and index have…..


Index to Somerset Settlement & Removal Cases in Quarter Sessions 1607-1700

An alphabetical listing by surname of those involved in settlement and removal cases recorded in the Somerset Quarter Sessions order books at the Somerset Record Office. A reference to the Record Office holding is provided for each entry. Indexes of…..


Place Names

(A D Mills)  Dorset is blessed with a rich variety of place-names, many of them unique to the county or made up of rare Celtic words that are now obsolete. Some are Anglo-Saxon, some Norman French or Latin.  Others provide…..


Powerstock – A Dorset Parish Remembers

(ed Richard Connaughton)  The story of the eleven men from Powerstock and its close neighbours, Nettlecombe, North Porton and West Milton, who lost their lives in the First World War. As much information as possible has been gathered about each…..


Windmills and Waterwheels Explained

(Stan Yorke)  For many centuries waterwheels provided the only source of power available to man apart from farm animals and his own sweat.  Used on these islands for at least 2,000 years, they were joined in the 12th century by…..