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'Voices That be Gone' - Reconstructing the Victorian Parish of Castleton, Dorset 1834-1901 by Michael Hanson

Castleton's (now part of Sherborne) population in 1901 was a quarter of its 1831 peak, primarily due to the building of the Sherborne section of the London to Exeter railway. This book looks in detail at the residents during this period, and where possible analyses each of the censuses to identify where they came from, and where they moved to. Includes several photographs. 81 pages. Soft co...

Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Product Ref: SAD-1027

10,000 Fallen Remembered on Dorset War Memorials by Murial Monk

A bargain - big price reduction. The author and her husband Arthur travelled all over the County visiting 300 parishes. The result is this comprehensive record of names, ranks, place of death and conflict as available. A CD, with memorial pictures and additional data, is now included with this book. 147 pages. Soft covers...

Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Product Ref: SAD-407

A History of Long Street, Sherborne by Susan and Ray Penn

A historical overview of the street, followed by a brief description of each house. Some of the buildings have been selected for a more detailed attention. 138 pages. Soft covers....

Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Product Ref: SAD-990

Stur - The Story of Sturminster Newton by Sturminster Museum Society

The first published history of Sturminster Newton, beginning over 100 years ago. Has many illustrations, with many of the individuals named. Local folklore, myths and legends are also explored. 164 pages. Soft covers....

Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Product Ref: SAD-449

The Known History of the Shops in Cheap Street Sherborne by Alec Oxford

A methodical journey down the street, recording who or what is there today, then revealing some of the...

Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Product Ref: SAD-130

The Life and Family of Beatrix Walcot 1575-1658 by Cynthia Walcot

Beatrice was born in Shropshire, settled to live in Sherborne Castle, Dorset, and lived through a dramatic siege during the Civil War. She died in 1758, aged 84, and is buried in Sherborne Abbey. The book is the story of Beatrice's life and family. 93 pages. Soft covers....

Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Product Ref: SAD-1024

The Place of the Rural Blacksmith in Parish Life 1500-1900 by Marcia Evans

The village forge was often a focus of local activity and here we have accounts of some of the families whose skills were passed on for generations. Includes trade directories, census & militia list details. 122 pages. Soft covers....

Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Product Ref: SAD-133

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