The Book of Codford - From the Bronze Age to the Bypass, by Romy Wyeth
Published by Halsgrove in 2005, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6022)
Brand New Book
From the front inside fly leaf: Once the twin settlements of Codford St Mary and Codford St Peter, in the twenty-first century Codford is a West Country village situated between the open expanse of Salisbury Plain to the north and the beautiful Wylye Valley to the south.
From the Bronze Age to the bypass the life of the community has been recorded. On the hilltops lie the burial-mounds of the elite of prehistory and the Romano British settlements, while in the valley the river provides the village identity and echoes its Saxon origins. Codan Ford, the ford of a man called Coda, can be traced to AD906. The village contains one of the treasures of Saxon England and the only rural theatre owned by its own company in the country. During two world wars Codford was invaded by troops of many nations - the reminders are everywhere, in the ANZAC Cemetery and the practice trenches of the First World War as well as the war diaries and camp foundations dating from the Second World War.
Through a wonderful array of stories, photographs and illustrations drawn together from across the parish, the book goes on to explore Codford in the twenty first century; this is a book to celebrate the past, present and future of a vibrant community...