Books for sale about Wroughton History

BOOK 12 – NEW BOOK –  copies can be ordered 

A few years ago the group compiled two DVDs entitled “RAF Wroughton”  and “Wroughton at work” and These are now being  now produced as a book.  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 and can be ordered from Barbara Johnson email: There is free delivery in Wroughton. Post and packing is extra if you are outside Wroughton.

Book 11 – From the Church to the Motorway” and “Beyond the High Street published in October 2017

A few years ago the group compiled two DVDs entitled “From the Church to the Motorway” and “Beyond the High Street”.  Both created  lot of interest and are now being produced as a book that will explore 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. Please order from Barbara Johnson email: There is free delivery in Wroughton. Post and packing is extra if you are outside Wroughton.

Book 10 – Reflections of Wroughton during the two world wars .  The book sells at £10 a copy – order from Barbara Johnson email:

Free delivery in Wroughton. p&p extra outside Wroughton

Books can be bought from the Wroughton farmers market (Ellendune Centre) where WHG has a stand every other Friday or from Barbara Johnson email: bj13johnson@gmail.comBook 9

Cheques payable to – Wroughton History Group.

If all of the first 11 books are bought together there is a discounted cost – £75

The earlier books are:

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 £5

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 £6

Book 3 Wroughton History Part 3 – Wroughton Remembered – a pictorial record of Victorian and Edwardian times – cost £6

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                                         Book 4
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 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 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 
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 £10Book 8
Book 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

Book 9