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Wotton-under-Edge Through Time

Wotton-under-Edge Through Time

This book provides a snapshot of the town - a double exposure - spanning a period of around 150 years from the earliest days of photography to the present day. The photographs provide a view of how the town has changed and in some instances how little.

Four into One.

Four into One.

The Story of the Blue Coat School, Wotton-under-Edge; by Beryl A. Kingan.
Published by Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society 2007

This is the story of four schools which became united as one school. The Blue Coat School was founded in 1693 and the Chipping School in 1836. The Church Infants School merged with the Chipping School in 1893. In 1923 Blue Coat became an Infants School which combined with the Chipping School in 1974 to become Blue Coat C of E Primary School. On 28th February 2000 the school moved to new premises, the impetus for compiling this history, which covers the previous three centuries. The story of the Blue Coat School reflects many of the changes in the history of education nationally.

By Asia to Australia - an 1849 Diary

By Asia to Australia - an 1849 Diary

The Diary of a Voyage in 1849 by James Broom; edited by Beryl A. Kingan.
Published by Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society 2004

This Diary covers the first two months of a voyage form Plymouth to Adelaide, and the start of a return voyage in 1851. The diary was found in the Society's archives within memorabilia of the Foxwell family, whose home was the Post Office in the nineteenth century in Wotton-under-Edge.. Research has revealed that the diarist lived in Warminster, Wiltshire and was writing the diary for his mother in Bath. The results of this research are detailed as are lists of passengers and crew.


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