Weston-Super-Mare Past, by Philip Beisly
Published by Phillimore in 2001, 132 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N3181)
Brand New Book
Weston grew from a tiny fishing village into the largest town in the county, after Bath. The first hotel, The Royal, was built in 1810 and a coach service from Bristol brought wealthy patrons until, after 1841, Brunel's new railway opened the floodgates to expansion.
This book offers a fascinating and immensley readable history of the north Somerset town, and includes lots of wonderful black and white photographs. One reviewer of the book wrote: superbly illustrated chapters.... first-rate quality of production, as one would expect from a highly respected publisher such as Phillimore