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Barwick & Stoford – Chatterbox Revisited

Chatterbox, “The Voice of Barwick & Stoford” was the villages’ quarterly magazine  from August 2004 to September 2014. The history items from the magazine have been brought together in this booklet to ensure that these important articles are not lost…..

£6.00

Wootton Courtnay – Lord of the Manor

(Geoffrey Stoate) This book is the result of an attempt to trace the successive owners of the manor of Wootton Courtenay, from the time of the Norman Conquest to the final break up of the estate in 1920. The manor…..

£10.95

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

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…..

£7.50

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…..

£5.25

National Index of Parish Registers – Somerset

(published in 1998) (Cliff Webb)  A listing of the available parish registers, including the original registers, bishop’s transcripts and other available copies and transcriptions, for christenings, marriages and banns, and burials, for all Somerset parishes. 143 pages. Soft covers.

£7.50

Long Sutton as ‘Twere

(Redvers Burt)  Long Sutton is a village in the heart of Somerset, and the author lived and worked there all his life.  He recalls his childhood years, his early working life with local farmers and builders, his wartime years in…..

£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

NOTE:  The top corner of the book has slight damage.  The price has been reduced accordingly. (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…..

£9.50

Your Somerset House

(Derek Shorrocks)  A guide to tracing the history of your house in the Somerset Record Office, first published in 1988 and revised in 1998. The book includes a short section providing notes on a few successful case histories. 23 pages……

£3.50

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

The Somerset Electoral Register – Eastern Division – 1832

(Ed Stuart A Raymond)  A facsimile of the 1832 electoral register for the eastern part of Somerset.  The register provides each voter’s name, their place of abode, their qualification for having a vote (e.g. freehold house, freehold farm, occupier of…..

£18.00

The Somerset Electoral Register – Western Division – 1832

. (Ed Stuart A Raymond)  A facsimile of the 1832 electoral register for the western part of Somerset. The register provides each voter’s name, their place of abode, their qualification for having a vote (e.g. freehold house, freehold farm, occupier…..

£18.00