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Mells – The King’s Peace

(ed Michael McGarvie)  A transcription of the Justice?s Notebooks of Thomas Horner of Mells, 1770 – 1777. Includes an index of the multitude of names mentioned. 188 pages.  Soft Covers.

£6.00

Mells, A History of (3rd edition)

(Rev F W Cleverdon)  Describes many aspects of Mells history from the account in the Domesday book up to the 20th century. The photographs included have been improved, and some are in colour in this new edition.  New photographs have…..

£6.00

Long Sutton as ‘Twere

(Redvers Burt)  A fond evocation of times past, the community evolving over two or three generations. 128 pages.  Soft covers.

£7.50

Somerset Airman, A

The story of an RAF armourer, who grew up in Frome on a small family farm. The story begins with an account of life on the farm, and continues with Eric?s conscription into the services, and his time in foreign…..

£4.00

Langford – Every House Tells a Story

(The Langford History Group)  A history of some of Langford?s older houses and the people who lived in them. Includes over 150 photographs, including a number of maps, and a comprehensive index. 229 pages.  Soft covers.

£10.00

Leigh Upon Mendip, The Book of

(Ed Joyce Jefferson)  The story of a small upland parish in the East Mendips, Somerset, from pre-historic times up to the present day.  Includes chapters on farming (past and present), shops and facilities, industry and the community. Illustrated with over…..

£12.50

Edington – A Somerset Village

(Village Archive Group) An absorbing insight of the history & life in this Polden Hills community. 128 pages.  Soft covers.

£11.00

Bruton – Alcohol, Violence, Feasts and Fairs

(P W Randell)  Explores the leisure pursuits in Bruton between about 1500 and about 1900. When life was a constant struggle for survival, and was dominated by grinding toil, any moment of leisure was a welcome relief.  The weekly market,…..

£8.99

Bruton, Death Comes to – A Market Town in Somerset c.1400- c.1900

(P W Randell)  A study on death in Bruton and its immediate neighbourhood, concentrated on four main areas ? causes of death, attitudes to death, burials including the role of the church and the churchyard and the worldly consequences of…..

£11.99

Bruton, In and Around Through Time

(Andrew Pickering & Mandy Eldred-Tyler)  Bruton is one of Somerset?s hidden gems.  This book focuses on the town?s rich architectural heritage of schools, businesses and homes, and the tale of change and continuity they tell. Over 180 pictures are arranged…..

£14.99

Glastonbury Through Time

(Steve Wallis)  A fascinating selection of over 170 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Glastonbury has changed over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be…..

£14.99

Bath History Tour

(Jenny Knight)  A fascinating insight into the illustrious history of Bath. The author guides the reader around its well known streets and buildings, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they have changed over the years, as…..

£6.99

Weston-Super-Mare Through Time – Revised edition

(Stephen Butt)  Until the railways arrived Weston-super-Mare was a ?town without a history?.  From a little fishing village with just a handful of houses, Weston grew into a major seaside resort in just under 100 years. Over 180 pictures, arranged…..

£14.99

East Brent Remembers The Great War

(Complied by John Rigarlsford)  Published by the East Brent Parish History Group, this book sets out to record as much information as could be found about all those from East Brent who served in the armed forces during the First…..

£4.50

Wedmore – The New Wedmore Chronicles

(Hazel Hudson)  A compilation of one hundred articles, originally written for the local newspaper, about families, properties crimes and traditions of previous generations of Wedmore inhabitants. References and a comprehensive index have been added. Includes 90 illustrations. 296 pages.  Soft…..

£14.99

Wedmore – More Wedmore Past

(Hazel Hudson)  A pictorial history of the parish of Wedmore, from the late 1800s to the end of the Second World War. Contains over 100 photographs, with many of the individuals named. 81 pages.  Soft covers.

£9.00