Fairtrade tea, coffee, locally made cakes and a warm welcome!

Come and browse the Shop, where you will find an extensive range of
books, DVDs, souvenirs and other merchandise, and enjoy refreshment
in the tea room.


"Cheer Up! Ye Poor British Miners" Sung by David Byrne with the Guss & Crook Band and Chorus, £10

A CD of 20 mining songs from the North Somerset Coalfield and beyond.

"History of the Great Western Railway" by Colin Maggs, Published by Amberley, £20

A comprehensive history of the GWR revealing fascinating aspects of the company with over 100 photographs and period posters, many in colour.

Peasedown St John and Carlingcott: A Look Back in Time Volume 3: The Band, The School, Sports' by Dick Graham, £12

The latest volume in the series of histories of Peasedown St John and Carlingcott looks at some of the old established institutions such as the village band, cricket and football teams and the school.

Killing Yourself to Keep Yourself by Tom Randall, Published by Radstock Museum, £11.00

The author has edited and annotated the interviews and writings of Alfie Church, who spent 36 years in local collieries, into book form. The result is called Killing Yourself to Keep Yourself - which is how Alfie himself described the hazardous and arduous occupation of coalmining.

Radstock & Midsomer Norton Through Time by Lorna Boyd, Published by Amberley Press, £14.99

A fascinating selection of photographs which trace the many ways in which Radstock and Midsomer Norton have changed and developed over the last century

The Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line By Coiln G. Maggs £18.95. Published by Oakwood Press.

The complete story of the rail link between Bristol and Frome via Radstock told by the prolific railwaywriter Colin Maggs.


The History of the Somerset Coalfields:
Published by Radstock Museum

Down & Warrington's highly acclaimed 'The History of The Somerset
Coalfield' is once again in print. Originally published in 1971 and for
many years virtually unobtainable this book is widely recognised as
the definitive history of coal mining in Somerset. Details of the canals
and railways built to serve the coalfield is included, along with
associated industries such as the Paulton Brass & Iron Foundry.
The geology and history of this area is also described.

Containing 30 photographs and many maps, this 288 page hardback
book is available from the Museum at £25.00. Alternatively,
this title may be purchased by mail with FREE packing and postage in the UK.
Please send a cheque for £25.00 payable to Radstock Museum to:

Nick Turner
Radstock Museum
Waterloo Road

(Please enclose your delivery name and address, and telephone numer in
case of query)

Somerset Mining Memories (DVD)

This captivating film tells the story of coal mining in Somerset
by the men and women who lived through it. Available on DVD
and VHS from the Museum at £12.00 (€15.00).

Alternatively, this title may be purchased by mail for the price
of £14.00 (€19.60), which includes postage and packing.
Please send a cheque payable to 'Radstock Museum' to:

Nick Turner
Radstock Museum
Waterloo Road

Peasedown and Carlingcott: A Look Back in Time, Vol 2, Church & Chapel, Boer War, World War 1, World War 2 and National Service by Dick Graham £16

Peasedown and Carlingcott: A Look Back in Time, Vol 1, The Village by Dick Graham £11

The Somersetshire Coal Canal, A Second Pictorial Journey by Roger Halse £7.50. Published by Millstream Books 2011

No Thankful Village by Chris Howell. The Impact of the Great War on a Group of Somerset Villages. Published by Fickle Hill. £20

Collieries of Somerset & Bristol by John Cornwell.  Published by Landmark Publishing Ltd. £10.99

Splendour of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Alan & Christine Hammond's latest book. Numbered, limited edition hardback book £20.00. Published 2010.

My Life as a Somerset Miner by A J Parfitt. Originally published in 1930 and recently reprinted by Radstock Museum this paperback book gives a rare insight to "life" from 1870 until the 1920s. £5.

Domesday Book - Somerset We have a few copies of this hardback book, published by Phillimore & Co at £22 and now available at the Museum at a special price of £18.00. The original text and the translation is shown on opposite pages.

All the above titles can be ordered by calling the Musuem on 01761 437722 or by emailing shop@radstockmuseum.co.uk. Postage extra, at cost, on all items

Five Arches, the Journal of The Radstock, Midsomer Norton
& District Museum Society is available from the Museum.
See Five Arches for full details.