Gerald Ponting - writer, publisher, photographer, lecturer, based in central southern England
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THE CHANDLER’S FORD STORY by Barbara Hillier and Gerald Ponting, 2005 ISBN 095174237X, 242 x 170 mm, paperback 176 pages, 200+ illustrations, £9.99
ROMSEY YESTERDAY AND TODAY by Barbara Burbridge and Gerald Ponting, 1999 ISBN : 0 9517423 4 5, A5 landscape, paperback 96 pages, 84 photographs, £5.95 This book contains a collection of old photographs of Romsey, each matched with a specially taken modern view of the same scene.
The four booklets (above) were compiled in connection with my former slide presentations of the same titles. NANCY THRING’S COUNTRY DIARY A5, 52 pages, £3.50 - a complete transcription of a diary kept by a young lady in Oxford in 1923. Each day’s entry consists of a few lines of poetry selected to represent the changing seasons in the countryside. An introduction outlines my discovery of the diary and gives a brief biography of Nancy. GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES (Prehistoric Stone Circles) A5, 56 pages, £3.50 Stonehenge is not alone! Over 1000 other stone circles are known . On a ‘circular tour’ of Great Britain, we learn some of the known archaeological facts as well as some of the many legends associated with these evocative remains. A KINGCUP BY ANY OTHER NAME ..... A5, 36 pages, £3.00 The theme of this book is the origins of the names of the wild flowers of the English countryside - for example : how is the name ‘scabious’ related to scabies ? - why is Town Hall Clock so called ? TWENTY-FIVE CENTURIES OF HAMPSHIRE A5, 32 pages, £2.50 From the Iron Age to the Twentieth Century, historic sites in Hampshire are chosen which represent the period in some way. A Gazetteer gives information on location, opening hours, etc. of each site.
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SCENES FROM A HAMPSHIRE CHILDHOOD by Gerald Ponting, 2004 ISBN 095174236, 212 x 151 mm, paperback 160 pages, 260 photographs, £6.95 Growing up in the Hampshire countryside in the 1940s and 1950s, fully illustrated