Somerset Books

A selection of books relating to Somerset.



Yeovil - Letters Home to

£12.20

Yeovil - Letters Home to

(Jack Sweet) During the First World War, Yeovil men and women served on the Western Front, in Belgium and France, and many other places.  Letters to and from home were welcomed by all recipients and during the four years of the war, the Western Gazette published a weekly column Yeovil and the War which included letters, either in full or ... [more info]

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]

Wells and the Great War

£11.70

Wells and the Great War

(Eric Galvin)  This book is based on detailed research into the lives and experiences of the nineteen men, from twelve families, listed on the roll of honour in the Catholic Church of SS Joseph and Teresa in Wells.  Starting from the formation of the Catholic community, biographies of each of the men are provided, including a nationally k... [more info]

North Cadbury Parish, A Social History of

£6.70

North Cadbury Parish, A Social History of

(Sam Miller)  A series of 32 chapters deal with many aspects of life in North Cadbury, Galhampton and Woolston, covering information such as parish registers, doctors' remedies, law and order, the militia, parish poor houses, apprentices, tradesmen and poor/church rates.  A number of inhabitants are also included, including rectors John 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]

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]

Chinnock, West and Middle, The World War One Servicemen of - Remembering a Generation

£13.35

Chinnock, West and Middle, The World War One Servicemen of - Remembering a Generation

(Phil Nichols)  A detailed look at the lives of 86 servicemen who were born in, or who lived in, the village before or during the Great War.  In addition to the standard research sources for the period, the author has been able to contact the relatives of 56 of the men, and then use family recollections and photographs kindly suppli... [more info]

Frome Street and Place Names

£7.70

Frome Street and Place Names

(Michael McGarvie)  A review of the origins and meanings of Frome street names, based on an original paper written by Rev W E Daniel, Vicar of East Pennard, in the late 1890s.  The information has now been updated with the latest research carried out by the Frome Historical Research Group.  52 pages.  soft covers.  Ove... [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 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]

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]

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 - 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 - Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in & Around

£15.05

Frome - Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in & Around

(Mick Davis & David Lassman)  Behind Frome's modern day facade lies a more sinister and foul past; full of murder, kidnapping, rioting, witchcraft and rebellion, among other nefarious activities that have taken place over the centuries in the town and surrounding areas.  This book chronicles fourteen foul but fascinating stories. ... [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]

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