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24.3.2020. Our Family History Centre in Yeovil is closed until further notice due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not able to process and send publications’ orders. Thank you for your understanding.

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A selection of books relating to Somerset.

Yeovil – Letters Home to

(Jack Sweet) During the First World War, Yeovil men and women served on the Western Front, in Belgium and France, and many other places. Letters to and from home were welcomed by all recipients and during the four years of…..

£10.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Secure the shadow – Somerset photographers 1839 – 1939

(Robin Ansell, Allan Collier & Phil Nichols)  This book is a celebration of Somerset?s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers. Each photographer is listed with details of where he/she was working and when,…..

£12.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Wells and the Great War

(Eric Galvin)  This book is based on detailed research into the lives and experiences of the nineteen men, from twelve families, listed on the roll of honour in the Catholic Church of SS Joseph and Teresa in Wells. Starting from…..

£9.99

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

North Cadbury Parish, A Social History of

(Sam Miller)  A series of 32 chapters deal with many aspects of life in North Cadbury, Galhampton and Woolston, covering information such as parish registers, doctors’ remedies, law and order, the militia, parish poor houses, apprentices, tradesmen and poor/church rates……

£5.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Bathampton Down – A Hill Divided

(Mary Clark)  The book relates the history of Bathampton Down after its rabbit warren was enclosed in the early 1700s.  Many aspects of this period are covered, including its industrial heritage – farming, stone quarries and the later reservoirs. There…..

£10.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Wanstrow, A History of

(ed Joyce Jefferson)  A story of both the parish and its history starting with a short account of the village location in prehistoric times through to Roman, Saxon and Norman times, followed by more detail thereafter. Separate chapters deal with…..

£10.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Chinnock, West and Middle, The World War One Servicemen of – Remembering a Generation

(Phil Nichols)  A detailed look at the lives of 86 servicemen who were born in, or who lived in, the village before or during the Great War. In addition to the standard research sources for the period, the author has…..

£10.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Frome Street and Place Names

(Michael McGarvie)  A review of the origins and meanings of Frome street names, based on an original paper written by Rev W E Daniel, Vicar of East Pennard, in the late 1890s. The information has now been updated with the…..

£6.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

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.

£5.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

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…..

£15.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Frome in the Great War

(David Lassman)  Men from Frome and the surrounding area experienced action in all the theatres of war that the global conflict encompassed, and they took part in the numerous battles and campaigns, on land and sea, that have become synonymous…..

£12.99

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Frome, The Buildings of

(Rodney D Goodall)  A study of the development of Frome and its buildings over a period of more than 1300 years, including churches, inns, public building, commercial building and houses. Includes 40 photographs. 149 pages.  Soft covers.

£9.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Frome – Experiences of a 19th Century Gentleman

(ed Derek Gill)  The Diary of Thomas Bunn of Frome.  An extensive introduction to the Bunn family is followed by diary extracts from the 1830s and 1840s. 196 pages.  Soft covers.

£10.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Frome – Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in & Around

(Mick Davis & David Lassman)  Behind Frome’s modern day facade lies a more sinister and foul past; full of murder, kidnapping, rioting, witchcraft and rebellion, among other nefarious activities that have taken place over the centuries in the town and…..

£12.99

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Frome, The Historic Inns of

(Mick Davies & Valerie Pitt)   In this first book devoted to the history of Frome?s inns, the authors tell the story of over a hundred inns, ale houses, taverns, hotels and beerhouses in the town. Grand coaching inns played…..

£10.00

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19

Frome – Crime and Punishment in Regency Frome

(ed Michael McGarvie)  The journals of Isaac Gregory, Constable of Frome (1813?14 & 1817-18). Includes photographs and a good index. 64 pages.  Soft covers.

£3.50

Currently unavailable due to Covid-19