Saturday 31 December 1988

Warminster And District Archive No.1


The first in a series of magazine-style books, published quarterly, devoted to local history in south west Wiltshire. Compiled and edited by Danny Howell.

It features the following:

Reports of the meetings of the Warminster History Society.

Old photographs of Corton.

Recollections of Marjorie Newman, a London schoolteacher who was evacuated with her class of pupils to Warminster during the Second World War.

An account of the Restoration of the Parish Church of St. Denys, Warminster, by Mary Hatton, written in March 1970.

Following Cobbett - an article by Danny Howell about Clive Gunnell making a series of television programmes about the Wylye Valley, for HTV West, in the summer of 1988.

A personality portrait of Peter Stockley, head-gamekeeper to the Marquis of Bath at Longleat, 1879-1919.

An article on Imber by Bruce Watkin.

A Survey by Danny Howell of the Carson and Miller milepost on Sutton Veny Common, 1988.

Large centrefold photograph of the South & West Wilts Hunt outside the New Inn, at Monkton Deverill, during the 1920s.

An article on the wind engines of John Wallis Titt, from the Pictorial Record, September 1900.

Report on the festivities to celebrate the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 10th March 1863.

An account of East Farm, Wylye, by Norah Bull, written in 1934.

A brief article on horse launguage, by Victor S. Manley, penned in the 1920s.

A poem by B. Eves, titled Warminster And Old Westbury.

An article on a visit by BBC tv's Clothes Show programme to Dents Gloves, Warminster, 27th November 1988.

An article on the draining of Shearwater Lake, October and November 1988.

Photographs and report, by Danny Howell, of the Fonthill And Willoughby Hedge Ploughing Match held at Chicklade on 22nd October 1988.

Selected items from the Warminster & West Wilts Herald, December 1888 to February 1889.

Then And Now photograph feature on Corsley.

Plus book reviews, letters, and a calendar of forthcoming local history events.

Warminster And District Archive, No.1.
Edited by Danny Howell.
Softback, 297 mm x 210 mm, 48 pages, 77 black and white photographs and illustrations.
Published by Danny Howell.
December 1988.
ISSN 0955-4874.