When this book was published in 2001, it was the first overall history of Fordingbridge (a small town on the edge of the New Forest, in southern England) to be published for over 35 years.
It is a more a comprehensive history then any previous work, including earlier volumes by the same authors.
The scope of the book is wide. It begins with evidence for the first Stone Age settlers in the area; progresses through Iron Age and Roman times; and discusses the development of the Saxon village into a small medieval market town. The changes over subsequent centuries are explored in detail up to the start of the 21st century.
Anyone with an interest in the town of Fordingbridge will enjoy this carefully researched and profusely illustrated book.
THE HISTORY OF FORDINGBRIDGE from Earliest Times to the 21st Century
Charlewood Press, 2001, ISBN 0 9533955 2 9
242 x 170 mm, paperback, 176 pages, 186 illustrations , £10.95