Books for sale about Wroughton History

All books can be ordered from Dougie Sleeth 01793 813258 or Diane Archer – email

There is free delivery in Wroughton, Chisledon and Royal Wootton Bassett. Post and packing is extra if you are outside these areas.

Cheques payable to – Wroughton History Group.

There are now 12 books in total that have been published by Wroughton History Group. Books can be bought individually but all 12 can be bought together for £80.

Details are:

Book 12 – RAF Wroughton”  and “Wroughton at work.” The first part of the book covers the RAF aerodrome and hospital, from the compulsory purchase of the land to their closures. The second part of the book covers the working life of the village going back over a century to the present day. The cost of the book is £10

Book 11 – From the Church to the Motorway and Beyond the High Street. The book that explores the village going back more than 100 years. It covers many aspects of village life during that time including tragedies, shops, trades, lost buildings, visits of royalty, and the many changes that have taken place over the years. The cost of the book is £10.

Book 10 – Reflections of Wroughton during the two world wars.  The book sells at £10 a copy

Book 9Book 9 Stories from Wroughton    A collection of stories about local people, trades, buildings, racing, personal memories and events from the late 19th and 20th century – cost £9.50

Book 8 Wroughton in pictures 1945-2012 – occasions, unearthing the past, buildings, Marine Mountings / Listers, organisations, sport, places of worship, schools/pre-schools, Princess Alexandra RAF Hospital, aerodrome, people, pubs & working men’s clubs, in uniform, bygone businesses, odds & ends – cost £10.50Book 8

Book 7 Wroughton through to the 60s – peace, WW2 service personnel, schools in wartime, Wroughton Aerodrome No 15 Maintenance Unit, happy memories, the Unit upon the Hill, No 76 Maintenance Unit, Wroughton Hangers, local dance bands, RAF General Hospital, wartime spit and polish, war time memories, Burderop; the medical and scholarship connection, the expansion, N Wroughton factory (Marine Mountings), memories of N Wroughton, group photos – cost £8.50

Book 6 Wroughton Through the mists of time – hunter-gatherers, early farmers, the Beaker people, the Bronze Age, round barrows, the Iron Age, N Wilts & surrounds in Romano-British times, the end of the Roman rule to the Norman Conquest, deserted settlements – cost £8

Book 5 Wroughton History – Between the wars – landmarks, peace & war memorials, churches & chapels, council matters, memories of the 20s & 30s, Wroughton Nursing Association and Medical Aid, friendly societies, Women’s Institutes, Brown Jack, war once more – cost £7

Book 4 Wroughton History Part 4 – reflections on the ‘Rising Sun’, enclosures & tithing, brickmaking, blacksmiths, Salthrop & Bassett Down, civilian services in 1939-45 war, Wroughton Manor House, people and places, guiding, Wilts & Berks canal – Cost £6.50Book 4

Book 3 Wroughton History Part 3 – Wroughton Remembered – a pictorial record of Victorian and Edwardian times – cost £10

Book 2 Wroughton History Part 2   – battles, mills, waterworks, the Great Fire 1896, pubs, sport, shops & trades, scouts, charities, memory lane,Book 2 maps –cost £10

Book 1  Wroughton History Part 1 – introduction, geology, settlement, the Church, education, Health & Poor Law, buildings, road names, agriculture, a farmer’s memories, the airfield, the racing stables, old photos – cost £10

NB Book costs rise only when we have to do a reprint!