Compiled from articles originally published by Charles Knight / SDUK
[the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge "Penny magazine" 1833-1848]
A 62 page book, supplied as a PDF document on CD-ROM.
Articles describing 30 Market Towns of Somerset, varying from one paragraph to several pages in length.
Axbridge, Bath, Bedminster, Bridgewater, Bruton, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Dunster, Frome, Glastonbury, Ilchester, Ilminster, Langport, Milborne Port, Milverton, Minehead, Shepton Mallet, Somerton, South Petherton, Taunton, Watchet, Wellington, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, Wincanton, Wiveliscombe, Yeovil, Notable Villages
Details include historical events, industries, population numbers, markets, churches, schools and a contemporary description of the towns.
Especially contains interesting in-depth descriptions of Bath, Bridgewater, Glastonbury, Taunton and Wells.