“Far famed for sheep and wool”: a history of East Ilsley's markets and fairs

Nigell Wardel. East Ilsley Local History Society (2006). A5 flexiback, 24pp. ISBN 1-905291-10-8

Illustrated with photographs and a map plus two tables of nineteenth-century data, this book traces the history of the sheep fairs from 1222 over the centuries to the village fete which they have become today. The bibliography is at the back, with an appendix of senior citizens’ memories recorded in 1975.

Jean Debney

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