Monday 31 December 2007

Warminster Wylye Valley And District Recorder No. 09

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.9 of the Warminster, Wylye Valley And District Recorder includes:

When Elizabeth Hibbs shut up shop after 20 years trading in antiques at Boreham;

When Warminster was under the sea (geological article written by Victor Manley in 1931);

Rambles in and around Warminster (church and churchyard memorials inscriptions), Kingston Deverill, 1882;

Wetara Fun Day in Queensway Park, Warminster, 12 April 2006;

Baptisms solemnized at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Lane End, Corsley (part two);

And the Birds Of Wiltshire, review of a lecture given by Dr. John Austin to the Warminster Branch of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, 8 October 2007.

Warminster, Wylye Valley And District Recorder, No.9.
Edited by Danny Howell.
Softback, 210 mm x 147 mm, 64 pages, 53 black and white photographs and illustrations.
Published by Bedeguar Books.
December 2007.
ISBN not listed.