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Useful sources on how the village has changed over the years are Tony Nott’s History of Westbury Park, the Westbury Trail, published by Mendip District Council, and Bill Tiley’s account of life in Westbury when he was growing up in the 1920s and 1930s. These can be downloaded, saved or printed by clicking on the links below.
THE WESTBURY SOCIETY
Meetings of the recently formed Westbury Society include talks and films on the history of the village and local area.
Files in PDF format can be downloaded more quickly than MS Word documents. To read PDF files you need Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free by clicking on Acrobat box.
HISTORICAL RESEARCH INTO HOUSES & FAMILIES
Barry Lane, professional historian, is available to undertake house and property histories in Wessex, and to research families with part of their history in Westbury-sub-Mendip. For further details, phone 01749 870457, or click here to visit his web site.

EARLY MAN

Article from The Times (June 2002) on analysis of bones found in Westbury Quarry, showing that early man lived here 600,000 years ago. 

PICTURES FROM THE PAST FROM JOHN SEALY'S EXTENSIVE COLLECTION

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Winter 1963

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Lodge Hill Station
Master and Porter

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Westbury Land Girls, 1943

HISTORY OF WESTBURY PARK
Tony Nott's history of the origins of the village from the twelfth to the eighteenth century (PDF).
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HISTORY OF St LAWRENCE CHURCH

Short history of the village church, with some interesting dates.

CHURCH AND SOCIETY IN WESTBURY 1535-1662 by Tony Nott

WESTBURY PAST AND PRESENT
A vivid way to see how things have changed to the present day is to look at the Village Trail, which describes a host of historical facts as part of a walk through Westbury (
PDF).
Tiley.jpg (3331 bytes)WESTBURY IN THE 1920s and 1930s
Born in 1922, Bill Tiley has lived in the village all his life. He worked as a type-setter for the Wells Journal, and saw the change from hand composing, through hot metal to computers. His evocative article on life in the village in the inter-war years was originally published in The Pew (PDF).

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