Somerset is justly renowned for its varied landscapes from the wild uplands of Exmoor to the expanses of the Levels. It is also a vibrant county where things have changed regularly. In keeping up with the times, though, it has kept a great deal of what is best about its past, and much of the county's charm comes from features that can seem changeless. Individual chapters in this book cover towns, villages, the coast and countryside, life in Somerset, and historic sites.It includes Glastonbury, Bath and Taunton, coastal resorts such as Weston-super- Mare and Minehead, historic spots such as Dunster and Wells, to some of the less well-known villages of the county and even some views that have been 'lost' over the past century. Join Steve Wallis on this nostalgic and colourful journey through Somerset which will surprise and delight residents and visitors alike.
Steve Wallis was born in Halifax in the former West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1994 he moved to Dorset to work for Dorset County Council, where he is currently a senior archaeologist. A keen photographer, Steve is the author of several titles covering the local history of Dorchester as well as locations in Somerset and Hampshire. He has written many other 'Through Time' volumes relating to Dorset and adjacent counties and two river `From Source to Sea' books for Amberley. He lives in Dorset.