Described in 1538 by John Leland as `a pretty market town well occupied with clothiers', Wotton-under-Edge is tucked away in a picturesque location under the southern edge of the Cotswolds.
Today, the town is an attractive place full of character and is much loved by residents and tourists alike.
Many of the latter visit to walk the well-known Cotswold Way footpath, whose meandering route passes through the town centre.
With a thriving local arts scene and many volunteer-run organisations such as the Wotton Electric Picture House, the town's community spirit remains strong. Using the vast collection of previously unpublished photographs and documents held at the Heritage Centre, this book looks back at the Wotton of yesteryear to include scenes of notable characters, schools, wartime and entertainment.
A central colour section illustrates the town's more recent people and events. Also featuring the nearby villages and hamlets of Kingswood, Hillesley, Wortley, North Nibley and Ozleworth, this absorbing anthology will be of interest to all who know the area, whether lifetime resident or passing visitor.