Yeovil From Old Photographs

Yeovil from old photographs

The new book by yours truly


My 2016 book "Yeovil From Old Photographs" is available


Ask at your bookshop for ISBN-10:1445665263, or



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

"Yeovil rose to prominence in the 1800s as a major centre of glove making. By the early twentieth century it was dominated by the defence industry, making it a target for German bombers during the Second World War. Between 1940 and 1942 over one hundred high explosive bombs fell on the town, damaging thousands of buildings. Today, Yeovil's association with the aircraft and defence industries continues with Augusta/Westland helicopters being the largest employer.

Yeovil From Old Photographs charts the town's proud and distinctive history through a fascinating selection of old photographs, prints and postcards, showing what life was like for Yeovil's past residents and bearing witness to the celebrations and the struggles of this Somerset town. Written by local historian Bob Osborn, this book will inform and delight long-time residents and those new to the town."


Book details


128 pages, 240 photographs


Amberley Publishing

Release Date

15 September 2016











Front cover


Back cover

Please note that the publishers have now reduced the purchase price to £12.99, not £14.99