There are several books currently available on Weston.
The Royal United Hospital by Kate Clarke
The Royal United Hospital: A social history 1747-1947 describes the day-to-day management of a voluntary hospital with humour and pathos. It shows the changing conditions for patients and staff through the years until the move to Combe Park in 1932, and records the development in standards of nursing care and changes in medical treatment.
The book also shows the part played by the RUH in two major wars, and explains the great efforts of the local community in maintaining this voluntary hospital prior to the introduction of the NHS in 1947. More info
A Weston Miscellany by Weston Village Townswomen's Guild
The Weston Village Townswomen's Guild have put together a fascinating collection of reminiscences, anecdotes, historical documents and important events, mainly from the twentieth century, that have made Weston Village what it is today. Now available as an ebook from Google Play or Scribd. More info
Weston Village Journal by The Weston Local History Society
The Weston Local History Society presents a selection of articles about the people and events that have shaped, or been shaped by, the picturesque village of Weston. More info
Memories of Village Life 1912-1945 by Elsie M. Somerton
Elsie Somerton, who still lives in Weston, lovingly remembers the village and the people between (and including) the two World Wars. More info
Other books on Weston:
The Weston Giant (details will follow)
and two books on the history of Weston by Joan Hargood-Ashe (details to follow).
All of these are available from the Weston Branch Library
Parish registers for Weston can be found at DustyDocs
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