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Silas – A Victorian Rural Postman

(Alan Stone)  Silas Davis delivered the post in Mid Somerset for nearly 40 years between 1869 and 1908.  He was born in Shepton Mallet, and served East Pennard and Pylle as postman. The author explores Silas? work, and has used…..


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…..


Hinton Blewett – Puddings Without Suet

(Rosemary Walker)  Life in Hinton Blewett from the 1840s to the 1940s.   An account of an ancient Somerset village, written by a current resident whilst memories of the period have not yet disappeared. Illustrated with photographs, including many named individuals……