Akeman Street: Moving Through Iron Age and Roman Landscapes
Country Folk, Country Ways: Reflections of the Cotswolds
Photographs by Betty Stocker, words by Tooty Gibbs
A beautiful evocation of life, work and landscape in this remarkable area
£12.99 (2009), Reardon Publishing, 96pp all colour
The journey from St Albans to Cirencester, looking at the people who travelled and lived along the road, and the background of continuity and change, military use and social identity in town and countryside in the first two centuries AD.
£16.99 (2009), The History Press, 160pp illus
Memories of the Mill in the Valley: Reminiscences of Bliss Mill
Life at the tweed mill in words and photographs, from interviews with people who worked there.
£13.50 (2009), Chipping Norton Family History Group, 112pp illus
Burford: Buildings and People in a Cotswold town
Antonia Catchpole, David Clark and Robert Peberdy
A superbly illustrated and informative book about the creation of the town we see today. Chronological chapters look at Burford's creation by medieval planners, its role in the Cotswold wool trade, and its later history as a small market and (briefly) coaching town. Chapters on the buildings explore their construction as well as their changing uses and the people who lived in them over the centuries. A house-by-house gazetteer summarises the history of every building along the main streets, and there are two chapters on the parish church and other religious buildings.
£14.99 (2008), Phillimore, 244pp colour illus
Paranormal Cotswolds: True Ghost Stories
Almost 100 ghostly stories are supported by fifty photographs in this gazetteer of Cotswold hauntings.
£12.99 (2009), Amberley Publishing, 128pp illus
The Countryside Our Classroom: A Cotswold Village School in the 1960s
In 1964 the author was appointed headteacher of a village school in the Cotswolds. Here he recalls the time when village school headteachers were free to lead their schools as their personal beliefs dictated, unfettered by political and bureaucratic conformity. It was his conviction that children learn best through an intimate involvement with their local environment.
£6.99 (2009), Barn Owl Books, 128pp illus