A History of Watchet, by A.L. Wedlake, updated by Paul Upton

£27.99
A History of Watchet, by A.L. Wedlake, updated by Paul Upton
Published by Halsgrove in 2017, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6881)

Brand New Book

From the front inside fly leaf: In 1955, Leslie Wedlake published A History of Watchet - a thorough, comprehensive, well-resourced and very readable account of the town’s past which had never been attempted before. It was soon out of print and a second edition with some updating was published in 1973. Both books are now difficult to obtain.

This reprint of Wedlake’s work includes much new material and many more photographs. Paul Upton provides new material to bringing the history up to the present day; adds a biographical chapter on Leslie Wedlake himself; and supports the original, unaltered text with additional notes.

A L Wedlake’s original book proceeds readably and in easy stages from geology and pre-history, through Saxon times and the middle ages the industrial period and the twentieth century.