Somerset Books

A selection of books relating to Somerset.



Secure the shadow - Somerset photographers 1839 - 1939

£14.10

Secure the shadow - Somerset photographers 1839 - 1939

(Robin Ansell, Allan Collier & Phil Nichols)  This book is a celebration of Somerset’s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers.  Each photographer is listed with details of where he/she was working and when, together with an indication of the source of the information.  The book will a... [more info]

Bathampton Down - A Hill Divided

£12.65

Bathampton Down - A Hill Divided

(Mary Clark)  The book relates the history of Bathampton Down after its rabbit warren was enclosed in the early 1700s.  Many aspects of this period are covered, including its industrial heritage - farming, stone quarries and the later reservoirs.  There are also stories of the people involved in its history - including  the Warr... [more info]

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

£18.35

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.  Over-the-counter price £15.00 ... [more info]

Frome in the Great War

£14.95

Frome in the Great War

(David Lassman)  Men from Frome and the surrounding area experienced action in all the theatres of war that the global conflict encompassed, and they took part in the numerous battles and campaigns, on land and sea, that have become synonymous with that conflict - Ypres, Gallipoli, Jutland and the Somme.  Frome's civilian population recei... [more info]

Bath History Tour

£8.70

Bath History Tour

(Jenny Knight)  A fascinating insight into the illustrious history of Bath.  The author guides the reader around its well known streets and buildings, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they have changed over the years, as well as exploring lesser-known sights and hidden corners.  96 pages.  soft covers.&... [more info]

Wanstrow, A History of

£13.40

Wanstrow, A History of

(ed Joyce Jefferson)  A story of both the parish and its history starting with a short account of the village location in prehistoric times through to Roman, Saxon and Norman times, followed by more detail thereafter.  Separate chapters deal with farming, industry, transport, churches and chapels, education, law and order, the world war... [more info]

Yeovil History Tour

£8.55

Yeovil History Tour

(Robin Ansell & Jack Sweet)  This photographic history tour of Yeovil provides a glimpse of the town during the first half of the twentieth century, but above the more modern shop fronts of many of today’s buildings in the main streets the earlier Yeovil remains.96 pages.  Small format.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter ... [more info]

East Brent Remembers The Great War

£6.15

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 World War, with those who died and those who returned in separate sections.  An introduction to the war and i... [more info]

Frome, The Historic Inns of

£12.50

Frome, The Historic Inns of

(Mick Davies & Valerie Pitt)   In this first book devoted to the history of Frome’s inns, the authors tell the story of over a hundred inns, ale houses, taverns, hotels and beerhouses in the town.  Grand coaching inns played a major role in the social, political and economic life of Frome, whilst backstreet beerhouses and wayside tave... [more info]

Frome - Experiences of a 19th Century Gentleman

£12.50

Frome - Experiences of a 19th Century Gentleman

(ed Derek Gill)  The Diary of Thomas Bunn of Frome.  An extensive introduction to the Bunn family is followed by diary extracts from the 1830s and 1840s.  196 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £10.00 ... [more info]

Frome - Crime and Punishment in Regency Frome

£5.15

Frome - Crime and Punishment in Regency Frome

(ed Michael McGarvie)  The journals of Isaac Gregory, Constable of Frome (1813–14 & 1817-18).  Includes photographs and a good index.  64 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £3.50 ... [more info]

Frome Through the Ages

£6.95

Frome Through the Ages

(Michael McGarvie)  An anthology of items extracted from original documents, to illustrate the life and activities of Frome from earliest times to the present century.  176 pages.  Soft Covers.  Over-the-counter price £5.00 ... [more info]

Frome, The Buildings of

£11.10

Frome, The Buildings of

(Rodney D Goodall)  A study of the development of Frome and its buildings over a period of more than 1300 years, including churches, inns, public building, commercial building and houses.  Includes 40 photographs.  149 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £9.00 ... [more info]

Frome, The Industries of

£8.65

Frome, The Industries of

(Rodney D Goodall)  The history of the rise and decline in the industries of the town.  Illustrated with over 50 photographs.  The book includes an index, which includes names of the people mentioned.  96 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £7.00... [more info]

Frome, The Book of

£16.95

Frome, The Book of

(Michael McGarvie)  A history of Frome covering more than a century.  Includes many photographs and an excellent index.  For this new (fifth) edition the photographs in the book have been enhanced to provide better reproduction.  The biography and index have also been expanded so that they are of better use to the reader. &... [more info]

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