Now That's What I call Yeovil

Now that's what I call Yeovil

The new book by yours truly


My new book

"Now That's What I Call Yeovil"

is being published on 15 May 2017 @ £14.99

discounted pre-order offer = £13.49

or pre-order at your bookshop
- ask for ISBN 978-1-4456-7169-7

Meet me at the BOOK SIGNING
11am to 1pm, Saturday 20 May 2017


There have been many books written about 'old' Yeovil but this book is a little different - it's about 'not so old' Yeovil and concentrates on the town during the latter half of the twentieth century. The idea is to take a nostalgic view of Yeovil during a time that many will remember, perhaps with mixed feelings, but it will hopefully bring back memories of places and events.

The blurb the publishers, Amberley, have put out is as follows -

"The sixties, seventies and eighties were decades of great change in Yeovil. This period saw two major town centre redevelopment projects that dramatically affected the town's character. People’s shopping habits began to change as supermarkets took over from traditional stores and corner shops. Leisure habits were changing, too, and Yeovil saw an ever-increasing range of leisure facilities. Transport also evolved, with a move away from the railway, creating a greater strain on the roads and the major new road schemes of Kingston, Reckleford and Queensway only compounded the changing face of this Somerset market town.

These changes in people’s habits and lifestyles were keenly felt in Yeovil and local author and historian Bob Osborn has captured them all in this fascinating portrayal of how the town and its people changed over the course of these most nostalgic decades."


Book details


96 pages, 178 colour photographs


Amberley Publishing

Release Date

15 May 2017


£14.99 pre-order offer = £13.49







Front cover


Back cover