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Gillingham's Royal Forest: Discontent and Riot
Author Dr.John Porter
Published by Gillingham Local History Society November 2014.
ISBN 978-0-992-70631-9
125 pages with illustrations

It tells the story of the forest enclosures, the riots and turbulence which followed, and how the disturbances drew Gillingham and its neighbouring countryside into the turmoil of the Civil War.  The story is centred around the people of Gillingham, Mere, and Motcombe, but also involved peers and courtiers at the highest level of society.

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Gillingham Through Time
Author David Lloyd
Published by Amberley Publishing, July 2014.

96 pages with over 180 photographs.
ISBN 978 1 4456 1777 0  (print)

Gillingham Through Time looks at the changes in Gillingham over the past 100 years.


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Gillingham's Royal Forest - The Medieval Centuries
Author John Porter
Published by Gillingham Local History Society, December 2013.
ISBN 978-0-9927063-0-2
113pages with illustrations

This is a portrait of one of England's lesser known royal forests, and is also a study of the origins of the Dorset village of Motcombe.


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Gillingham - The Making of a Dorset Town

Published by Gillingham Local History Society 1st October 2011
A comprehensive history of the town.
496 pages, 125 text illustrations, 28 colour plates and hard covers
ISBN 978-1-906978-13-6

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Around Gillingham
Published by Tempus Publishing Limited Pocket Edition 2006
From The Archive Photographs series
128 pages of old photographs ISBN 1-84588-273-3

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The Wesleys and the Early Dorset Methodists
Published by Woodsorrel Publications 1987
Much local interest for Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Stalbridge, Sturminster, Blandford and most Dorset towns.
68 pages with illustrations ISBN 0 951 12905 0 9

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By Teaching We Learn - Gillingham School 1516-2016
Gillingham School, one of Dorset's oldest schools, celebrates its five hundredth anniversary in 2016.  Founded as a Free School in Tudor times, it moved from its present site in 1876, when it became Gillingham Grammar School.  This book relates its growth and develoment from its earliest times to the flourishing school of today.  This is the story of the school, its teachers and pupils, and its varying fortunes through the years of educational change.

Available from 1st April 2016
Published by Gillingham Local History Society
ISBN 978-0-9927063-2-6
219 pp.   160 illustrations
£15

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