By Alan Stone. Photographs by Tony Patten

ISBN 0-9548125-1-4

£7.95 including P&P

Visible history is an indispensable introduction to the history of Shepton Mallet.

Unlike many histories which focus on what you used to be able to see, this book focuses on revealing what is on show today.

Over 100 photographs ancient and modern are accompanied by text which explains the origins and uses of the buildings of the town and how they have developed over the years. Chapters examine the town’s churches and chapels, schools, hospitals, breweries and parks.

Every photograph is numbered and its location plotted on maps which enable the book to be used to enrich any walk around the town.