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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…..


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…..


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…..


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.


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…..


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…..


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…..


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…..


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…..


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…..


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.


Crewkerne – Sailcloth, Webbing and Shirts – The Crewkerne Textile Industry

(Richard Sims)  An A4 bound presentation of the history of this vital local industry, as related to Crewkerne. There are a large number of quality photographs, complimented by diagrams. Includes a name index. 166 pages.  soft covers.


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…..