Thursday 31 May 1990

Warminster And District Archive No.4

The fourth 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 the Australians at Greenhill House, Sutton Veny, during the First World War.

Some notes on Mark Hill's Station Saw Mills, Warminster, by Danny Howell.

St. John's Lodge, Warminster, when it was the residence of Lady Pelly.

Biographical details of Blanche, Lady Pelly.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: report with photos of the Shakespearian play presented in the gardens of St. John's Lodge, August 1905.

Rosie Remembers: memories of Mrs Rose Sims who worked in service at St. John's Lodge, 1921-1925.

Pillboxes: A photographic record of some Second World War defences in the Upper Wylye Valley.

Centrefold: Large photograph of No.4 High Street, Warminster, decorated for King Edward VII's Coronation.

An article about Alfred's Tower, near Kilmington.

Three articles on the Warminster Bypass: Bridges; the Granada Service Area and Lodge; and Soil Descriptions.

An illustrated article on the Lake Pleasure Grounds, Warminster, by Danny Howell.

The historical background to the Bristol High Cross at Stourhead.

Cast Iron Gravestones, by Tony and Mary Yoward.

Warminster resident Ted Owen remembers some of his early days.

A poem on Longleat Park, May 1891.

Selected items from the Warminster & West Wilts Herald, September 1889 to December 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.4.
Edited by Danny Howell.
Softback, 297 mm x 210 mm, 48 pages, 86 black and white photographs and illustrations.
Published by Danny Howell.
May 1990.
ISSN 0955-4874.