Somerset Books

A selection of books relating to Somerset.



Langford - Every House Tells a Story

£12.50

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.  Over-the-counter price £10.00 ... [more info]

Leigh Upon Mendip,  The Book of

£15.85

Leigh Upon Mendip, The Book of

(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 chapters on farming (past and present), shops and facilities, industry and the community.  Illustrated with over 350 photographs.  151 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter p... [more info]

Bruton - Alcohol, Violence, Feasts and Fairs

£11.60

Bruton - Alcohol, Violence, Feasts and Fairs

(P W Randell)  Explores the leisure pursuits in Bruton between about 1500 and about 1900.  When life was a constant struggle for survival, and was dominated by grinding toil, any moment of leisure was a welcome relief.  The weekly market, twice yearly fairs and the annual feast were a time of recreation and enjoyment, often to excess... [more info]

Bruton, Death Comes to - A Market Town in Somerset c.1400- c.1900

£15.25

Bruton, Death Comes to - A Market Town in Somerset c.1400- c.1900

(P W Randell)  A study on death in Bruton and its immediate neighbourhood, concentrated on four main areas – causes of death, attitudes to death, burials including the role of the church and the churchyard and the worldly consequences of death.  The contrast is explored between the wealthier in the community who left a will and poor famil... [more info]

Bruton, In and Around Through Time

£16.85

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 in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made betwe... [more info]

Yeovil in the Great War

£14.95

Yeovil in the Great War

(Jack Sweet)  The author takes a personal look back on the town from August 1914 to the armistice of November 1918.  Scarcely a Yeovil family remained untouched by the Great War; over 200 men would lose their lives, and several hundred more would be wounded.  95 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £12.99 ... [more info]

Yeovil Then & Now

£13.95

Yeovil Then & Now

(Robin Ansell & Jack Sweet)  Yeovil’s changing face is expertly documented in this fascinating collection of over 75 paired photographs.  96 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £11.99... [more info]

Yeovil, Around

£13.95

Yeovil, Around

(Robin Ansell & Marion Barnes)  Includes about 200 old photographs relevant to the area.  An Images of England title.128 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £11.99 ... [more info]

Yeovil's Years

£14.95

Yeovil's Years

(Jack Sweet)  Some of the articles written by the author, for the Yeovil Times and then the Western Gazette, which dealt with many aspects of Yeovil’s history, from two drownings in the River Yeo in 1844 to a Youth Club show at the old Summerleaze Park School in 1952.  128 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £12.99 ... [more info]

Yeovil - The Hidden History

£19.95

Yeovil - The Hidden History

(Brian & Moira Gittos)  The story of archaeology in Yeovil is brought up to date, spanning pre-history to the 20th Century.  Includes many photographs.  160 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £17.99 ... [more info]

Chard and its Villages Through Time

£16.95

Chard and its Villages Through Time

(Frank Huddy & Jeff Farley)  A fascinating selection of over 170 photographs traces some of the many ways in which the area around Chard has changed over the last century.  The pictures are arranged in a ‘then and now’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made between today’s colour photograph and the old one.  96 pages.&nb... [more info]

Cheddar Through Time

£16.95

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 comparisons may be made between today's colour photograph and the old one.  96 pages.  Sof... [more info]

Glastonbury Through Time

£16.95

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 made between today’s colour photograph and the old one.  95 pages.  Soft covers.  Over... [more info]

Portishead & Around Through Time

£16.95

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’ fashion, so that direct comparisons may be made between today’s colour photograph and the old one. ... [more info]

Somerset at War Through Time

£16.95

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 same places are also pictured today.  128 pages.... [more info]

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