Warminster in Old Photographs, by Danny Howell
Published by Alan Sutton in 1989, 160 pages. Paperback (N5538)
From the rear side cover: A thriving market town for several centuries, Warminster is situated almost mid-way between the ports of Southampton and Bristol. In this volume Danny Howell portrays the more recent history of this, his home town, from the 1920s through to the 1960s.
The garrison, local scenes, people, events, farming, transport and sport, as well as the various industries that have been based in the town including; gloving, shoe component manufacture, silk weaving, greeting cards, banana ripening, paint and varnish production and timber working, are all depicted here.
Danny Howell is known as Warminster's resident historian and is the self appointed chronicler of the area's past. He is the editor of Warminster and District Archive magazine and has appeared on radio and television, promoting the history of this Wiltshire town. His book records much of the recent past in Warminster; it is guaranteed to delight and entertain both residents and visitors alike.
The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.