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Yeovil’s Years

(Jack Sweet)  Some of the articles written by the author, for the Yeovil Times and then the Western Gazette, which dealt with many aspects of Yeovil?s history, from two drownings in the River Yeo in 1844 to a Youth Club…..


Ilchester in World War II

(Ilchester Town Trust Museum)  A detailed examination of the effects of the war on the population of Ilchester, those who served in the forces, the Home Guard and evacuees. Numerous photographs are included, with many of the individuals named. 195…..


Good Old Somersets

(Brian Gillard)  A day-to-day chronicle of the 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry ? Aug to Dec 1914. 164 pages.  Soft covers.


Wilton – The History of Wilton Gaol

(Peter Parrish)  An absorbing and interesting account of the Taunton penal institutions, particularly in the 19th century. 60 pages.  Soft covers.


Cheddar Through Time

(Andrew Pickering & Nicola Foster)  A fascinating selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Cheddar has changed over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct…..


Portishead & Around Through Time

(Will Musgrave)  A selection of over 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Portishead and two local villages, Pill and Long Ashton,  have changed over the last century. The pictures are arranged in a ?then and now?…..


Somerset at War Through Time

(Henry Buckton)  Somerset?s contribution to the Second World War was extremely varied. This book includes pictures of coastal defences at places like Brean Down and Merryfield, Glastonbury?s preparation for occupation, naval fighter pilot training at Yeovilton and much more.  The…..


Wells, A Pictorial History

(Tony Scrase)  A perceptive vision of this smallest of cities as seen through over 170 photographs.  (Special price) 118 pages.  Hard back.


Somerset, Customs, Superstitions and Legends of the County of

(C H Poole)  A collection of customs superstitions and legends from previous centuries.  (Small format) 148 pages.  Soft covers.


Nunney, The History of

(Anthony Windrum)  Starting with the earliest settlement to the 20th Century, the history of the village has been researched thoroughly by the author, a village resident. Includes an index of names. 112 pages.  Soft covers.


Burtle, Gie I – A Village Apart

(C S John Sparkes)  The story of a Somerset moorland village, located in in the midst of the oft flooded Somerset Levels. Presents many aspects of Burtle, including the earliest settlers, the railway and the important turf trade of recent…..


Castle Cary and Ansford, Memories of

(The Living History Group)  A collection of reminiscences of life in the two communities during much of the 20th Century ? Illustrated. 179 pages.  Soft covers.


High Ham, Low Ham & Henley – A Somerset Parish 1895-1965

(High Ham Parish Community Project)  Memories of Village Life in High Ham, Low Ham and Henley. The parish is remarkable for the large number of residents whose families have lived and farmed here for generations.  Many of these families have…..