This article came from the Chronicle
Volume 2(2) published April 1982. Page 27-28
Book News and Notices
also The Society’s Library
Author: Pat Knight
BOOK NEWS AND NOTICES
The following are some recent publications of interest to readers:
Brian Adlam : THE BOOK OF DORCHESTER : COUNTY TOWN OF DORSET (Barracuda Books, 1981, 136pp, £12.50).
Robin Bush : THE BOOK OF WELLINGTON : THE STORY OF A MARKET TOWN : Robin Bush and Gillian Allen (Barracuda Books, 1981, 140pp, £12.50).
CLIFTON & WESTBURY PROBATE INVENTORIES 1609-1761 : Edited by John S.Moore (Avon Local History Association, c1981, 247pp, £6.50 pbk).
J.Stevens Cox, editor : ILCHESTER AND DISTRICT OCCASIONAL PAPERS –
No.24 Ilchester Almshouse reports of the commissioners concerning charities, 1819-1837.
No.25 Letters on the subject of the Ilchester Gaol investigation.
No.26 Ilchester Gaol – rules and orders for the government of the common Gaol and House of Correction, 1821.
No.27 A short history of Langport by A.T.Warbis.
No.28 The trial of Elizabeth Branch and her daughter for the murder of Jane Buttersworth.
No.29 Ivelchester Gaol reports, 1822.
No.30 A trampwoman’s tragedy by Thomas Hardy.
(Toucan Press, Nos.24-26, 1980; Nos.27-30, 1981).
J.Cox and T.Padfield : TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS IN THE, PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE (HMSO, 94pp, 1981, £3.95).
G.E.Dawson and L.Kennedy Skipton : ELIZABETHAN HANDIWRITING 1500-1650 : A GUIDE TO THE READING OF DOCUMENTS AND MANUSCRIPTS (Phillimore, Feb.1982, £6.95).
DIRECTORY OF BRITISH ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS : Compiled by Anne McNulty and Hilary Troop (Oral History Society, Colchester, Vol.1, c.1981, 60pp, unpriced).
Jo.Draper : DORCHESTER EXCAVATIONS (Dorchester Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society – Monograph series No.2)
Vol.1 Excavations at Wandham House (1968). Dorchester Prison (1970, 1975, 1978), Glyde Path Road (1966) (Feb.1982, 100pp, £10.00)
J.Gibson and P.Peskett : RECORD OFFICES : HOW TO FIND THEM (Federation of Family History Societies, 1981, £1.00).
Michael Havinden : THE SOMERSET LANDSCAPE (Hodder & Stoughton, Feb.1982, 272pp, £7.95 pbk) – The making of the English Landscape series.
W.G.Hoskins : FIELDWORK IN LOCAL HISTORY, 2nd edn (Faber, Feb..1982 216pp, £8.95 hardback, £3.25 pbk)
W.B.Stephens : SOURCES FOR ENGLISH LOCAL HISTORY revised and expanded edn (Cambridge University Press, 1981, 342pp, £25.00 cased, £8.95 pbk)
E.M.Wallace : THE FIRST VACCINATOR – : BENJAMIN JESTY OF YETIMINSTER AND WORTH MATRAVERS, AND HIS FAMILY (June 1981, 20pp, 60p.)
John West : VILLAGE RECORDS (Phillimore, Feb.1982, revised edn, £10.00)
To be published shortly:
Ralph Whitlock : WATER DIVINING AND OTHER- DOWSING (David & Charles, April 1982, 128pp, £4.95)
Peter Poynz Wright : HUNKY PUNKS – A STUDY IN SOMERSET STONE-CARVING (Avebury Publ. Co, To be published 30 June 1982, Pre-pubn price £6.95, after 30 June 1982, £9.95) Illustrated with 76 black and white photographs, with an accompanying text of 35,000 words – by the author of ‘The Parish Church Towers of Somerset (publ.1981).
The Society’s Library
The following volumes have been added to the Society’s Library and are available for loan to members (see inside front cover)
1) L.E.J.Brooke : The Book of Yeovil : 1978.
2) J.Stevens Cox, editor : Ilchester and District Occasional Papers Nos.24, 25, 26,27,28,29,30,33 (for details of these see Book News and Notices, above)
3) K.M.Kenyon : Beginnings in Archaeology : 1964
4) J.Lawrence : A Bridgwater Walkabout : 1978.
5) R.Machin : The Houses of Yetminster : 1978
Notes on Bridgwater; Tour of Bridgwater; Industrial Sites and Bridgwater – King Square, North – interim report, and accompanying 25″ map, typescript. Some Account of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Axminster : and
A special thanks to all those members of the Society who donated the above items to our Library. Further donations of books, pamphlets, etc., will be most welcome