Devizes Through Time


by Bob Clarke, John Girvan & Jon sanigar. Photographs by Peter & Debra Melsom

Devizes is a typical bustling Wiltshire market town. Architecturally the town boasts a variety of buildings spanning almost a thousand years, and over 500 are currently listed. The town, located centrally in the county of Wiltshire, continues to thrive as a commercial hub despite losing the canal to industrial traffic and the railway by the mid-1960s. A range of industries have made Devizes their home, including Brown & May and Wadworth’s, and there has been major development in and around town. This series of images – many not published before – has been drawn from the collection housed at the Wiltshire Museum. All profits from the sale of the book will support the Wiltshire Museum.

4 in stock


Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Amberley Publishing; UK ed. edition (15 Mar. 2014)

Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1445620862

by Bob Clarke, John Girvan & Jon Sanigar. Photographs by Peter & Debra Melsom. The fantastic selection of historic and current photographs in this book trace the many ways in which Devizes has changed and developed over the last century

Bob Clarke has worked around aviation since 1981, an expert on post-war aviation and military engineering. He is also a well know archaeologist and speaker, presenting to a number of national groups annually. He has published widely on a number of archaeological and historical themes including Britain’s Cold War, The Berlin Airlift and Saxon Executions. Bob holds the post of Review Editor for the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society and lectures on archaeological and Twentieth-Century historical matters for the University of Bath.

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Weight 0.308 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 16.5 × 0.8 cm