Friday 31 May 1996

The Illustrated Warminster Miscellany, Volume One

Danny Howell

As the title suggests this series features an entertaining blend of historical articles relating to Warminster and the surrounding area. Several of the articles are taken from primary sources and edited by Danny Howell, while others have been specially written for inclusion. The first volume commences with a review of the town written in 1950; and also includes articles on early rail activities at Warminster Station; the evacuation of the residents from Imber, the village on Salisbury Plain, in December 1943; a concise history of Warminster Post Office; notes on the Gauntlett farming farming of Norton Bavant and Bishopstrow; two visits to the Warminster Motor Company in 1905 and 1908; the story of the Hermit of Codford St. Mary (with an accompanying poem); the Warminster connection with the county anthem The Vly Be On The Turmuts, complete with words and sheet music; details of the memorials at St. Denys Church and Churchyard, Warminster, as recorded in 1882; a photographic feature o the Tytherington Ploughing Match in 1963; the manufacture and erection of the Victorian plaque at Sambourne Road, Warminster; a reproduction of the 1875 Warminster trade directory; a biography of Captain Taylor of West Street, Warminster; and a selection of balaam from the Warminster Herald newspaper. Indexed.

The Illustrated Warminster And District Miscellany, Volume One.
Danny Howell.
Soft cover, 210 mm x 297 mm, 96 pages, 30 black and white illustrations and photographs.
Published by Bedeguar Books.
May 1996.
ISBN 1872818307.