The Somerset town of Yeovil may no longer be a thriving hub of glove manufacturing, but examine its past a little deeper and you will find an exciting history dating back centuries. From its early Roman connections to its expansion as a major centre of glove making in the 1800s and the later growth of its aircraft and defence industries, the town has always played an important role in the local area and county.
Local author Bob Osborn takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the town's history, exploring its streets and alleyweys and telling stories of the buildings, places and residents along the way. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Yeovil will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
Local historian Bob Osborn is the author of several books on an eclectic range of subjects from Carved Medieval Bench Ends of South Somerset to Italian Futurist Art. After a career in architecture, admin management, web design and management and, latterly, as a Learning Centre Manager and Yeovil College Lecturer teaching IT, he is now retired. Since retiring, he works almost daily researching and compiling his ever-growing website 'The A-to-Z of Yeovil's History' which currently has over 1,700 pages.