Saturday 31 December 2005

Warminster Wylye Valley And District Recorder No. 03

Edited by Danny Howell

The Warminster, Wylye Valley And District Recorder is the collective title for a series of little booklets which bring together notes and photographs taken or collected by Danny Howell, as well as articles and illustrations gleaned from books, newspapers, magazines, out-of-print publications, scrapbooks, personal papers, parish records, directories, diaries, archives, and a host of other sources.

Included in the series are reports of special occasions, essays and lists, the results of surveys, tape-recorded and written memories, sketches and plans, plus old postcards and photographs past and present. Many have never been regaled in print before.

Some issues are devoted to a single subject, some feature a collection of articles on a theme, and other issues include an assortment of topics.

Issue by issue, the series is making a record of people and places, events and customs, providing a wealth of information accessible to readers and researchers who want to know more about Warminster, the Wylye Valley and the surrounding area.

Issue No.3 of the Warminster, Wylye Valley And District Recorder includes:

A Warminster link with Charles Dickens;

A Harvest of Talents at the United Church, George Street, Warminster;

A one-armed man's fear of premature burial (Thomas Douglas Murray);

When a crop circle at Norton Bavant got local people wondering whether they had been visited by extra-terrestrials;

The death of the young chauffeur Robert Elloway;

A Living Was Easy concert at Corton which celebrated dreams and memories, although the star of the musical Cats was mugged on the way;

The Warminster entries in the Western And Midlands Directory of 1783;

Theatre Flowers demo by Michael Bowyer, at the Warminster Floral Art Group;

Longleat's Royal gift of kangaroos from Botany Bay, Australia;

The Forest 10 Race, 2004;

The Warminster Plot to kill James II (part one);

And the Sutton Veny Pre-School Car Boot Sale.

Warminster, Wylye Valley And District Recorder, No.3.
Edited by Danny Howell.
Softback, 210 mm x 147 mm, 64 pages, 90 black and white photographs and illustrations.
Published by Bedeguar Books.
December 2005.
ISBN 1872818471.