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The following Chepstow Society publications are currently available
All can be purchased from the Chepstow Bookshop, St Mary Street, Chepstow- tel 01291 625011, www.chepstowbooks.co.uk
Any enquiries about Chepstow Society publications should be made to Guy Hamilton, tel 01291 628779
New Chepstow Town Trail booklet published
The Chepstow Society has just published a new 28 page illustrated booklet, following the town trail around the historic centre of Chepstow.
The booklet, prepared by Society members and priced at £3.00, is aimed both at local residents and the town's many visitors. It traces a short circular route around the older parts of the town, starting beside the Castle and continuing past the old port area, and the Priory church, up to the town centre and Port Wall, returning via the Dell. It also points out the historic significance of the railway and Garden City areas.
The Chepstow Society's publications officer, Guy Hamilton, says :
"We hope that this booklet will encourage people to explore the town. Many people come to Chepstow to see the Castle, and one of the aims of this publication is to encourage them to look around the town's many other historic sights and buildings.
"We also hope that it will help stimulate interest among people living locally, some of whom may be surprised at the interesting history of the buildings that they see every day."
The trail links in with the Heritage Trail markers around the town. The Society hopes that the new publication will also be used by those walkers who use one or other of the four long distance footpaths that now converge on Chepstow - the Wales Coast Path, Offa's Dyke Path, Wye Valley Walk, and Gloucestershire Way.
The booklet is a greatly expanded and rewritten version of one published by the Chepstow Society some years ago, and is intended to supplement "The Chepstow Story", an introductory illustrated guide to the town's history which was published last year.
Copies of both booklets, and other Society publications, are available from local outlets including the Chepstow Bookshop, and will be sold at Society meetings.
The Chepstow Story
This 28 page people introductory guide to the history of the town draws on up-to-date information and the knowledge of Chepstow Society members. Fully illustrated throughout, it provides an invaluable introduction to the town's history, for local people and visitors alike
This exciting new publiction is a must for all serious walkers, and those who wish to walk the trail in two sections, by either walking to Tintern and returning by public or private transport, or alternatively taking public or private transport to Tintern and walk back to Chepstow
The new publication is well set out, easy to follow with an excellant OS map to guide
Priced at £1.00
Thomas Street: Courts and Characters
Written by Steve Ryan, who grew up in the area, this 28 page book records the memories and photographs of those who lived in the old part of Chepstow which was demolished in the 1930s
Wartime Memories: The Home Front in Chepstow
This 272 page book sets out the reminiscences of those who lived in the town during the Second World War
The George and the Gate
This 64 page book celebrated the centenary of both the rebuilding of the George Hotel, and the gift to the town by the Duke of Beaufort of the adjoining Town Gate
1: Three mile route encircling Chepstow Town
Price: £0.75 each
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