Somerset Books

A selection of books relating to Somerset.



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]

Wells Through Time

£16.95

Wells Through Time

(Stephen Tudsbery-Turner)  At first sight Wells has changed little over the last 150 years, especially around the cathedral and market place, but in the south east it is a different story.  Over 180 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]

Wells, A Small City

£19.95

Wells, A Small City

(Tony Scrase)  Traces the varying fortunes of Wells and its relationship to the cathedral, chronicling the large change in fortune from the late medieval textile centre to the quiet 18th century place run by the Tudway family.  Developments in the 19th and 20th centuries are included.  160 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-cou... [more info]

Wells, A Pictorial History

£11.00

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.  Over-the-counter price £8.50 ... [more info]

More Shocking & Surprising Somerset Stories

£9.60

More Shocking & Surprising Somerset Stories

(Jack Sweet)  The second volume from this popular local writer of true, tragic and sensational events; people and locations over 300 years.  128 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £7.95... [more info]

Somerset, Customs, Superstitions and Legends of the County of

£9.15

Somerset, Customs, Superstitions and Legends of the County of

(C H Poole)  A collection of customs superstitions and legends from previous centuries.  (Small format)  148 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £7.50... [more info]

Pensford, Publow & Woollard

£10.00

Pensford, Publow & Woollard

(Rowland Janes)  Primarily about places, fields and houses but inevitably tells the story of many people and families.92 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £7.95 ... [more info]

Shepton Mallet and District During World War II - A Town Alive

£11.50

Shepton Mallet and District During World War II - A Town Alive

(Alan Stone and others)  A chronological journey through the war including thematic topics as well as people’s memories.  The Shepton Mallet journal has also been used as a source of local news and opinion.  198 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £8.99 ... [more info]

Silas – A Victorian Rural Postman

£8.95

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 the 1881 census and other records to understand some of the people to whom Silas delivered mail.  112... [more info]

Nunney, The History of

£9.45

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.  Over-the-counter price £7.50 ... [more info]

Burtle, Gie I - A Village Apart

£14.50

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 years.  Includes a detailed account of the everyday life of the village.  255 pages. ... [more info]

Castle Cary and Ansford, Memories of

£8.95

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.  Over-the-counter price £6.99 ... [more info]

Castle Cary and Ansford, Welcome to

£5.15

Castle Cary and Ansford, Welcome to

(The Living History Group)  An introduction to the towns today, with a historical background.  56 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £3.50 ... [more info]

High Ham, Low Ham &Henly - A Somerset Parish 1895-1965

£18.35

High Ham, Low Ham &Henly - 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 given personal accounts of village life and contributed photographs for this book... [more info]

Holcombe, A History of

£13.35

Holcombe, 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 time through to Roman times, followed by more detail thereafter.  Separate chapters deal with farming, industry, transport, the community, the world wars and village life and facilities.  124 pa... [more info]

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