Available from Community Office
Wiveliscombe - A History of a Somerset Market Town
The popular book has been reprinted and is available again.
- By Susan Maria Farrington and the Wiveliscombe Book Group
- Colden Publications 2005 - ISBN 978-0-9540992-1-3
- Xii 330 pages, illustrated in black and white and 8 colour plates, accompanying CD of maps and documents, A4 hardback and dust jacket.
This all-encompassing account of Wiveliscombe's fascinating story is full of facts and anecdotes. With over 700 illustrations, the book will appeal to both the inquisitive reader and the most discerning local historian.
Many people, past and present, from Wiveliscombe and beyond, have willingly shared their memories of life in the town. This handsome book with accompanying CD will give you the answers to such questions as how many Roman coins were turned up by a plough at Castle in 1946; how some streets in the town acquired their name; which adventure story was written in a garden of a house on Church Street; the number of loaves of bread that were baked daily in 1803 and how many 'internationals' have played rugby and cricket for Wiveliscombe.
Tom Mayberry, County Heritage Officer, praised the book's thorough historical approach, well-researched detail and wealth of exciting information about the town.
The Lost Islands of Somerset
The Lost Islands of Somerset, produced by Richard Brunning, is 80 pages of fascinating history of the wetlands. With colour photographs on nearly every page it is a must for anyone interested in our beautiful local area.
A Naturalist's Eye
Equally interesting is Philip Radford's 'A Naturalist's Eye'. The accounts of nature in this book and the beautiful pictures which accompany them draw us into seeing nature in Somerset through the eyes of a born naturalist, observer and narrator.
Why not ask for a copy of one of these books when booking a journey on Wivey Link and our driver will deliver it to you. A donation from the sale of the books is being made to Wivey Link by the authors.