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Booklets

The Village Archive contains numerous books and booklets which are listed here. Those highlighted in red are downloadable.

The archive holds many booklets about the village. These are listed here.

1907Book : Highways and Byways in Dorset [School Edition]
1940/1946Drat-those-pesky-vacuees.pdf The war time memories of Robert Holdeman
1967A Parish History of Child Okeford by Judy Wareham
1967The Hill; Volume 1 Edition 1
1969

Child Okeford Panorama by Richard Taylor [Rector 1950 – 1966]
1979

Dorset-Treasures-Child-Okeford.pdf

In December 1976, The Dorset Association of Local Councils launched an initiative styled “Dorset Countryside Treasures”. The archive has an original copy of the submission from our village. Please note Mr Wilson does not live at the address given on the front page.
1980

Book: My Dorset Days by Tim Barnes
1983

Child Okeford History 1883 – 1983 by Clarence M Smith. Full of fascinating stories about the village several of which have already been posted on the website and published in The Hill. A copy can be downloaded here.
1994Hambledon Hill Leaflet
1996
Book: “Dorset within Living Memory” , Dorset Federation of WI
1996Hambledon Hill Leaflet
1998“A Village Walk” available to view here https://childokeford.org/walks-around-the-village/
1999
Child Okeford the first 6000 years. By Mr C Giles.
1999

Book: Around the Maypole ,   Shillingstone Millennium Book
1999Book: Child Okeford ; A Dorset Village . Millennium Book
Downloadable version

2000The Millennium Book Reviews and Letters An account of how the Millennium book was produced and received told through newspaper articles and letters.
2001

Book: “Memories of a Dorset Countryman” by Jack Hooper [autographed]
2002Queens Golden Jubilee Competitions . Essays and Poems
2004

“Up Hill and Down River” 10 walks from Child Okeford
2005

Book: “History of Child Okeford WI|” by Kate St George
2005Baker Arms “A Farewell to Maureen and Norman Mills”
2006Book : “Blackmore Vale Childhood” by Hilary Townsend
2008

“Men in the Kitchen” collated by Ewen Pinsent and Ronnie Daniels A collection of recipes from local men.
2009 Child Okeford Roll of Honour by kind permission of the Author Helen Kerridge
2010Child Okeford Village Hall 1909-2009: A history.
2017
Child Okeford End of an Era 1815-1860 by John Housley CO End of an Era_Optimized
2018“Michael Oliver: King of Steam” by Brian Moore. Commemorative Edition. A biography of the man behind the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
2020

Book “Super Old Job” by Dr Roger Prior, retired General Practitioner in Child Okeford.
2021

A history of the bridge over the Stour between Child Okeford and Shillingstone. A copy can be downloaded here Hayward Bridges 
2021

Recently published Tom played for the Child Okeford Cricket Team. An excerpt from the book is downloadable below. Bowlers Name by Tom Hicks  
2021

2021 was the bicentenary of the Baker Arms . David Pope has produced this definitive history of the pub. Download here The-Bicentenary-of-the-Baker-Arms.pdf