This article came from Chronicle published October 1980. Pages:5 also 9a
Addition’s to the Society’s Library also Book News and Notices
Compiled by: Mrs Pat Knight
Addition’s to the Society’s Library
The following volumes have been added to the Society’s Library and are available for loan to members:
J.Stevens Cox, editor. ILCHESTER AND DISTRICT OCCASIONAL PAPERS Nos.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23- (Toucan Press 1979-80) – Kindly donated by Mr L.C.Hayward.
James Dolby THE STEEL NAVY – A HISTORY IN SILHOUETTE (Macdonald, 1965) -Kindly donated by Mr W.T.J.Chapman.
G.C.Rothery THE A.B.C. OF HERALDRY (Stanley Paul, 1915) – Kindly donated by Mr W. T. J. Chapman.
W.H.St John Hope. A GRAMMAR OF ENGLISH HERALDRY (C.U.P., 1913) – Kindly donated by Mr W.T.J.Chapman.
B.A.Seaby STANDARD CATALOGUE, OF THE COINS OF GT.BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 1945 and 1968 editions. – Both kindly donated by Mr W.T.J.Chapman.
Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society PROCEEDINGS FOR 1978/79, VOL.123.
Somerset County Council. SOMERSET STRUCTURE PLAN – DRAFT WRITTEN STATEMENT, December, 1979.
THE SOMERSET YEAR BOOK – No.XXI,1922; No.XXII,1924; No.xxv,1926; No.XXVI,1927;
No.XXX,1931; No.XXXI,1932; No.XXXIII,1934 – No.XXXVIII,1939• – Kindly donated by Mr L.E.J.Brooke.
Charles Trask. NORTON-SUB-HAMDON (Athenaeum Press, 1898) – Kindly donated by Mr N.J.Atkins.
The Trust for British Archaeology. RESCUE NEWS, No-13, Spring 1977 – No.18, June 1979; No.20, December 1979 – No.21, March, 1980 – Kindly donated by Mr L.C.Hayward.
In order to borrow any of the above, or other Library items, please apply to the Society’s Honorary Librarian, Mrs Pat Knight, either at meetings, or at Netherflold, East Street, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9BG (Telephone West Coker 2120).
Book News and Notices
Some recent publications of interest to readers:
Norman J.Atkins THOMAS HARDY AND THE HARDY PLAYERS (Toucan Press, 1980, 30p) Booklet by one of our members who knew Thomas Hardy and who appeared as Alec d’Urberville in the first production of ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ at Dorchester in 1925.
THE LANDSCAPE OF WESSEX (Moonraker Press, 1980, £7.95)
A concise, illustrated historical geography of the Western Counties the way in which the landscape of the region has been changed and adapted through the centuries by agriculture, the growth of towns and villages, by Communications and by industrial development.
Dr Bryan Brown & John Looseley THE BOOK OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE (Barracuda Books Ltd, 1979, £10.50)
One of the town book series in style and form similar to Robin Bush’s Book of Taunton and Leslie Brooke’s Book of Yeovil, consists of nine chapters and some 200 illustrations, A4 size.
J.Stevens Cox, editor – Ilchester and District Occasional Papers –
No. 18 NAVIGATION OF THE RIVER IVEL – AN ACT 1795 FOR ITS IMPROVEMENT.
No.19 LETTERS FROM HENRY HUNT TO THE RADICAL REFORMERS DESCRIBING HUNT’S
RELEASE FROM ILCHESTER GAOL ON 30 OCTOBER 1822.
No.20 BRIDLE’S LETTER TO THE ARISTOCRACY, 1836.
No.21 CADBURY CASTLE, SOUTH CADBURY. RIBBED DUROTRIGIAN BOWLS FROM ILCHESTER.
No.22 YEOVIL AND ILCHESTER TURNPIKE TRUSTS. THE, 1852 ACT.
No.23 BRIEF FOR THE PROSECUTION IN THE CASE OF SLADE AND SIMPSON, 1858. (Toucan Press, Nos.18-21 1979; Nos 22 & 23 n.d.)
Cecil N.Cullingford A HISTORY OF DORSET (Phillimore & Co, 1980, £6-95)
Concise (128pp) account of Dorset history from prehistoric times to the present day. Attractive format with numerous illustrations in the form of photographs, marginal drawings, and specially-drawn maps.
P. Cunnington HOW OLD IS YOUR HOUSE? (Alphabooks, Sherborne, 1980, £5.95)
Illustrated guide to discovering the age of ordinary houses, i.e. country cottages to terraced town houses, from their architecture and documentary sources.
DEBRETT’S PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE, 1980. Edited by Patrick Montague-Smith. (Debrett’s Peerage Ltd-, 1979, £45)
New edition of this standard work, first published in 1769. A copy is available for reference in Yeovil Public Library, (Reference Section)
Robert Dunning SOMERSET AND AVON (John Bartholomew & Son Ltd, 1980, £7-95)
Well-illustrated historical gazetteer of the two counties arranged alphabetically by places.
John Field PLACE-NAMES OF GREATER LONDON (Batsford Ltd, 1980, £6.95)
Although basically a dictionary of Greater London place-names arranged A-Z, useful chapters on the development of London, the pattern of naming, settlers and their languages, interpretation of place-names, common place-name elements, etc.
J.S.W.Gibson CENSUS RETURNS 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 ON MICROFILM: A DIRECTORY TO LOCAL HOLDINGS (Gulliver Press & the Federation of Family History Societies, 1980, £1)
Guide, arranged alphabetically by county, listing public libraries, record offices and other repositories where microfilm/photocopies/-transcripts of censtn, returns can be found, with details of specific holdings.
Marion Meek THE, BOOK OF WELLS (Barracuda Books Ltd, 1980, £10.95)
One of the town book series with a foreword by the Dean of Wells. Seven chapters, 180 illustrations, size 10.5 x 8.25 ins. Marion Meek, archaeologist and architectural historian, was for some years Conservation Officer in Avon and Mendip.
Richard Muir THE ENGLISH VILLAGE (Thames & Hudson, 1980, £7.50)
‘A study of the history of the village, illustrated with views of village life yesterday and today.’
Robin Page THE JOURNAL OF A COUNTRY PARISH (Davis-Poynter, 1980, £7.50).
‘Chronicle of a year in the life of a typical country community’. Includes folklore, traditional recipes, and a month-by-month account of wild life.
George Pelling BEGINNING YOUR FAMILY. HISTORY (Federation of Family History Societies, 1980, 75p)
Concise 60-page guide to tracing one’s ancestors by a teacher of family history.
Rosalind Schama SOME OLD SOMERSET NATURE NAMES (published by the author, Yeovil, 1979, 35p).
Small booklet, with illustrations listing local names for flora and fauna, compiled from childhood memories of Somerset rural life.
Rev.Basil Short & John Sales THE BOOK OF BRIDPORT (Barracuda Books Ltd,
Another in the town book series. Mr Short who has spoken to our Society is the retired Unitarian minister and resident of the local Historical Society, while Mr Sales is curator of Bridport Museum. Eleven chapters, 216 illustrations and A4 in size.
Christopher Simon Sykes COUNTRY HOUSE CAMERA (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1980, £9.95)
Three hundred ‘newly discovered’ black and white photographs of country house life from the 1850s to the 1930s.
THE MONMOUTH REBELLION, A SOCIAL HISTORY (Moonraker Press, 1980, £6.95)
Account of the campaign and its aftermath.
David Young COBBLESTONES, COTTAGE,, AND CASTLES (Wessex Publications Ltd.
Account, by this well-known Yeovil architect of historic buildings and sites throughout the South West worth visiting, and which are featured in ‘Westward Diary’, Westward Television’s regional news magazine programme.
TO BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY
The Book of Sherborne – Leaflet giving particulars enclosed with this issue. Anyone desirous of becoming a subscriber and wishing to save postage, may hand reservation form to the editor, Leslie Brooke, for forwarding to the publisher.