The Somerset town of Yeovil has deep historical roots, and its ancient streets hide many secrets. Well-known local author Bob Osborn takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the town's past, unearthing tales of intrigue and grisly goings-on as he reveals the murkier side of Yeovil's heritage. Along the way we are introduced to the great, the good and the bad, and the famous and infamous characters who have all played a part in its lore and legends. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, Secret Yeovil delves beneath the surface of this old glove-making town, revealing a lesser-known past that even most local people don't know.
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 2,200 pages.