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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.


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…..


Charltons, Life in the – The Station Years 1905 To 1962

(Janet Baillie)  Stories of the people who lived in Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell during the years the villages had a station. Includes over 100 photographs, together with maps of the villages. 50 pages.  Soft covers.

Kingsmead and Weston, Childhood Memories – Growing Up in

(Pauline Forrest)  An account of a working class childhood in Bath in the 1920s and 1930s. A vivid evocation of a city changed almost beyond recognition – a city of tramcars, lodging houses, street vendors, midwinter dips in the flooded…..


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.


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…..