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Around Corsham

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Oct 1997
Dimensions: w 158mm h 235mm d 7mm
Weight: 195g
ISBN-10: 0752410717
ISBN-13: 9780752410715
Barcode No: 9780752410715
This fascinating book of over 200 old photographs depicts scenes, people and events from everyday life in Corsham and the surrounding area, including Pickwick, Gastard, Easton and Neston, covering a period of more than one hundred years. The book contains many photographs of the town's important landmarks, such as the Almshouses, Mansion House, Monks Chapel and the water tower atop Velley Hill. The people of Corsham are an important part of the book and they are shown at work and at play. Amongst this interesting sequence of photograph are images of many of Corsham's former business and traders, including F. Lord, the tobacconist, Merretts, builders and undertakers, the Webbs Dairy, Baines confectioner and H.R. James, the ironmonger. Some of the town's well known individuals are also included, such as Florence Light (nee Barnett), 'The Angel' of Neston and Steven Hill who directed horse-drawn traffic early last century. There are scenes too of street parties, sporting activities, local clubs, churches and schools. With material covering many aspects of life in and around Corsham, this book will appeal to all who know and love this Wiltshire town adn who would enjoy a trip into its recent past.

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