Starting with an imaginative look at the way of life encountered by the villagers during the times of the Celts, Saxons and Normans, the reader will go on to find a fascinating account of the Lethbridge, Stawell and Esdaile families who, between them, have influenced the lives of the people of Bishops Lydeard and Cothelstone during the last thousand years. The houses in which they lived, the mansion of Sandhill Park, the manor at Cothelstone and Cothelstone House, now demolished, are described in detail. It is the people, however, who have lived in these communities and the anecdotes which are told about them which will enthral the reader and also revive memories for those who have lived in the village. The stories are brought to life by more than 180 illustrations.
Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright.